The Mental Health Gala 2023

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The Mental Health Gala 2023

The 6th Annual Mental Health Gala! Help us spread awareness and raise money for the Mental Health Services at CHEO.

By Amy Caruso

When and where

Date and time

Fri, May 12, 2023 6:00 PM - Sat, May 13, 2023 1:00 AM EDT


170 Colonnade Rd S 170 Colonnade Road South Ottawa, ON K2E 7J6 Canada

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 7 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Founded in 2017, The Mental Health Gala has become one of Ottawa's leading fundraisers in support of mental illness in the community.

The evening is a formal event which will take place at Centurion Conference & Event Center. It will feature a gourmet 5 course dinner, complimentary wine, silent auction, speakers, entertainment and more!

We are happy to say that from 2017-2021, The Gala raised $130,500 for DIFD and The Royal Ottawa Hospital. This year, we have decided to donate to The Mental Health Services at The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). The needs at CHEO are tragically real. They are in need of more inpatient services for mental health. They need to be able to tell more families, and more young people who are hurting, that they have a place at CHEO. With our help, CHEO will be able to turn new beds into a big increase in capacity, which in turn means that they can admit and treat more patients.

Help us make a difference in our community!

About the organizer

Organized by
Amy Caruso

With a passion for philanthropy, Amy Caruso began The Mental Health Gala as a way of coping with her own personal struggles. Seeing friends and family around her dealing with all forms of mental illness pushed her to take this step in making a difference in the community. 

In three short years, The Mental Health Gala has grown from a small friends and family event, to over 350 people at the laat in-person gala in May 2019.  It was named Ottawa's Best Black Tie Event at the 2020 Ottawa Awards. This special awareness campaign has been surpassing expectations, and to date, has raised an overall total of $130,500.

Amy has been recognized by The Royal as a community leader and has attended their Inspiration Awards and their Leaders in Mental Health Breakfast. In 2019, Amy received multiple awards within the city for her charitable work, and was announced one of 40 key persons who have made a tremendous impact through leadership with the Royal Ottawa Foundation, helping to transform the landscape of mental health in our community. 

This year, Amy will be donating funds raised to The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).

From $107.83