About the Silver Dinner
The Silver Dinner is Healthy Minds Canada’s annual gala event that raises funds for mental health and addiction research and education. The gala is also an opportunity to build awareness and share motivational success stories of people living with mental health issues.
The Silver Dinner originally started back in 1987 as a smaller day time event called the “President’s Luncheon” and was always held at The Four Seasons in Toronto. By 2006, the event had become so popular that we moved both the time and the location and hosted our very first Silver Dinner. But one thing remained constant – the event ALWAYS featured keynote speakers who talked about their personal experiences with mental illness and addiction.
For a full decade, the Silver Dinner regularly sold out, attracting over 600 guests year after year. To date, the President’s Luncheons and Silver Dinners have raised over $8.5 Million towards mental health research and addictions research and education.
Please do have a look at our photos from previous dinners.
HISTORY OF SPEAKERS
2014 Neil Pasricha
2013 Steven Page
2012 Derek “Turk” Sanderson
2011 Silken Laumann
2010 Joe “Pants” Pantoliano
2009 Mark Tewksbury
2008 Rona Maynard
Michael Howlett (Chair)
Cynthia C. Wesley-Esquimaux
David B. Feather
Cynthia Cheng Mintz
Philip James de Vries (Online Community Manager)
Chelsea Ricchio (Creative Projects and Communications Assistant)
Katie W. Robinette (Executive Director)