Let's mobilize for mental health!
Joins us on September 21, 2022, at the Bell Center, for the fourth edition of The Bal des lumières to benefit three mental health foundations
Since its creation in 2013, the Bal des lumières has attracted more than 850 people, mostly from the business world, and has raised close to $4.5M.
Thanks to the support received since the first edition, the Douglas Mental Health University Institute Foundation, the Fondation de l'Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal and the Fondation Jeunes en Tête have continued to advance the cause. Together, our foundations cover a broad spectrum of actions: awareness, innovative treatments, quality care, cutting-edge research, recovery and social integration for people of all ages.
Over the years, mental health has become an unavoidable social issue. Companies are increasingly aware and sensitive to the impact of the disease and are mobilizing in large numbers. Despite this, there is still much to be done in the fight against the stigma of mental health disorders.
This is why the National Bank, Bell, CGI, CH Group and Sun Life are joining forces and continuing to mobilize the community. Their leadership and commitment to the cause of mental health is exceptional and we thank them greatly for their involvement in the success of the Bal des lumières.
Why should we support the Bal des lumières?
In Quebec, as elsewhere, mental illnesses create intense suffering for those affected, as well as for their loved ones. The latest statistics indicate that one Quebecker in five will suffer some form of mental illness over their lifetime. Mental illness alone is the second-highest cause of long-term disability at work. However, there are solutions to these problems, and recovery is possible.
The generosity of our guests at the third edition of the Bal des lumières will allow the three Foundations to fund a broad array of actions in support of mental health: awareness building, prevention, innovative treatment, quality care, advanced research, social integration and many more.
The Douglas Foundation's mission is to finance the development of the Douglas Institute: patient care, research in neuroscience and mental health, and education and training. With the money raised, the Foundation continues its vital research on preventing and treating depression and suicide, mood, anxiety and impulsivity disorders, eating disorders, detecting Alzheimer's disease, child psychiatry, and the importance of early detection in the treatment of schizophrenia and other psychoses. The funds collected provide critical support to our teams of world-class experts in both clinical and basic research.
The Fondation de l’Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal supports universal access to specialized mental health care and the development of cutting-edge research in this field. The Foundation is committed to supporting clinical and scientific projects that aim not only to reduce the symptoms of the illness and treat the individual, but also to ensure the person's recovery, so that he or she can maintain a solid link with the community and thus facilitate their integration into society.
The mission of the Fondation Jeunes en Tête is to prevent psychological distress in young people aged 11 to 18 in Quebec. We accomplish this mission by providing teens, their parents and school staff with online tools and awareness workshops in schools. Destigmatize, raise awareness, and empower this is what we do every day to help the next generations face the life’s challenges.
3rd edition - 2019
have attended the largest fundraising event for mental health in Quebec in 2019
A return to the land tinged with magic, with the soft rays of sunset and a cool breeze that sways the fields.
“Jeans and sequins”
Casual business attire for men, with or without a jacket (tie or bow tie also optional).
Ball gowns for ladies with a casual accessory (jean jacket, straw hat or burlap bag).
6 PMCOCKTAIL, WINE AND HORS D’OEUVRES
7 PMDINNER, AUCTION
Sports journalist, columnist and cheerful host, Meeker Guerrier loves to laugh and party! The one who never takes himself too seriously will be the official interview of the evening, on the red carpet.
Veranda is a collaboration between Catherine-Audrey Lachapelle and Léandre Joly-Pelletier. Their music is a blend of traditional and contemporary, simplicity and virtuosity, filled with sweet harmonies and soulful melodies. From high lonesome bluegrass to intimate folk ballads, the duo offers a fresh take on classic Country music. They will welcome our guests at the beginning of the evening.
TV show Host, columnist and journalist for more than 30 years, Marie-Claude Savard has carved out a place for herself in the Quebec television landscape. She will host the entire show!
Winner of the Félix of the Year for Indigenous Artist of the Year (2021) and winner of the 2019 SOCAN Foundation Indigenous Songwriter of the Year award, Anachnid is an Oji-Cree multidisciplinary artist based in Montreal. She promises us a moving performance during the evening.
Named “best kept secret of Canadian funk” by the Quebecois newspaper La Presse, The Brooks are a band of accomplished musicians, well-known in the soul/funk scene across the Atlantic. They will end this 4th édition on a high note!