In October of 2006, the first Recovery Awareness Campaign led by a small group of dedicated Addictions Ontario members was held. The purpose of this campaign is to promote the fact that recovery is possible and happens every day with the assistance of the addiction & mental health treatment system.
These events have led to September as Recovery Awareness Month aligning with initiatives in the Unites States. During the month of September, breakfasts are held across the province honouring those in recovery and sharing their stories.
This will be the Association's 8th year to host these events by providing you with helpful points and sample press releases to ensure the breakfast is a success. As well we provide promotional items for the attendees. Last year there were some breakfast events held where over 500 people were in attendance, positive press was garnered, local politicians and decision makers were involved, and Mayors signed proclamations acknowledging September as Recovery Month.
Addictions & Mental Health Ontario is excited about the campaign this year and we encourage all members to become involved. Active collaboration between organizations that provide addiction and mental health services will serve to better represent the success of clients in their recovery. It is through our collective efforts that we will get our message heard that recovery from addictions & mental health challenges is possible, that treatment is effective and the positive impact this has on our clients and communities.
For more information on coordinating a Recovery Awareness Breakfast in your community, please contact Janis Cramp at firstname.lastname@example.org
Janis Cramp, Hons. B.Comm
Sr. Manager, Member Relations & Projects
Addictions & Mental Health Ontario
Dépendances et santé mentale d’Ontario