Proceeds from the 2013 Cracking-Up the Capital Comedy Festival will go to support these community organizations:
The Royal is one of Canada's foremost mental health care and academic health science centres, combining the delivery of specialized mental health care, advocacy, research and education to transform the lives of people with complex and treatment-resistant mental illness. They provide services that include inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization, day hospital, assertive community treatment, outreach and mental health rehabilitation.
This innovative program at The Royal ensures that women's experiences within the mental health system will result in improved access to care that incorporates their unique biological, psychological and social needs. The program promotes mental health and well being for all women through health care and research.
The Amethyst Women's Addiction Centre opened its doors in 1979, and was the first addiction treatment centre of its kind in Canada. The Centre works with diverse and marginalized groups of women to support them, individually and together, to take control of factors affecting their health and well-being. Amethyst aspires to equality and justice for all women and provides prevention services as well as direct service to women in our community.
The YSB supports youth in our community through a variety of programs and services, including emergency shelter, traditional and supportive housing, a 24-hour regional crisis line, addictions counselling, health and dental clinics, school-based mental health services, and intensive short- and long-term counselling for youth and families.
The Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre is Eastern Ontario's only non-profit, residential and community-based agency dedicated to helping youth ages 13-21 overcome substance abuse issues and other related challenges to achieve a healthier lifestyle. The Centre recognizes the high correlation between substance misuse and mental health conditions, and provides psychiatric consultation and assessment to its residential and aftercare clients.
Wabano is Objibwe for "new beginnings". In the past decade, the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health has become an award-winning health care facility in Canada, garnering international recognition. Wabano provides professional services and cultural events to over 10,000 Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in our community. Their mental health team provides holistic and culturally relevant services to individuals and families, including psychotherapeutic services, addictions counselling, and a crisis line.