Maple (Re)Leaf is a national initiative striving to raise funds and awareness for mental health through the creation of public art installations in cities across the country in partnerships with local charities, such as BC Women’s Health Foundation. Each installation, including our own in Vancouver, will feature thousands of individually purchased artistic Leafs symbolizing their community’s collective support for mental health.
BC Women’s Health Foundation is spotlighting the unique mental health experiences of women while promoting the fundraising movement through the #BeLeafInWomen Campaign.
By featuring the stories of real women in our community alongside statistics, largely sourced from our Spotlight on Women’s Mental Health, we aim to create dialogue, reduce stigmas, and raise critically needed funds for women’s mental health research and treatment in BC.
Your minimum donation of $30, made through the purchase of a Maple (Re)Leaf, is making a difference in the lives of women across the province. Partial proceeds will be invested in our $4.5 million Reproductive Mental Health Campaign enabling researchers and care providers to develop innovative projects that will improve the experiences of British Columbian women seeking support.
Your one-of-a-kind Leaf, designed by acclaimed artist Charles Pachter, will be planted on October 10, World Mental Health Day, alongside the other Leafs purchased by our community of supporters. With your help we can show that when it comes to women’s mental health, we are stronger together.