Giving Back Since 2013
Raising Awareness & Removing the Stigma of Mental Health, & Supporting Skylark’s Walk-in Clinic and Counselling Programs
Since 2013, the Muir Family fundraiser, James' Journey has raised over $85,000 for Skylark Children, Youth & Families (formerly known as Delisle Youth Services).
Following his death by suicide in 2012, James Muir’s widow, Mary, and their two children created this annual event to help remove the stigma associated with mental illness, and to underscore the importance of early intervention in mental health and wellness. The family has a personal connection to Skylark: James’ children turned to our in-school counselling services for support in the weeks and months after his death.
YouthCan Impact Walk-in Clinic is located in the basement of our 40 Orchard View Blvd office in Midtown Toronto, right at Yonge and Eglinton. Alongside our What’s Up Walk In, we provide cost-free and hassle-free access to mental health services for youth aged 13-21 and their families! Our incredible counsellors can provide support for any issue you may have, and connect you with more resources.
Skylark's In-School Programs offer confidential onsite counselling, group support and advocacy for students, and facilitate mental health conversations within the school system.
Skylark's Counselling Programs focus on long-term success: helping clients and their families understand their own challenges, develop coping strategies, and access critical resources.
James' Journey in the news:
- Widow’s annual walk eases discussion of mental health, The Globe & Mail, April 25,2015
- The Inside Story: Widow attempts to eliminate stigma of suicide, CityNews, April 23, 2013
- Family tragedy used to help others: Unexpected death of husband and father leads to fundraiser, Town Crier, May 15, 2013
To make a donation to James’ Journey online, click here.
To donate by cheque, mail your donation to:
Skylark Children, Youth & Families
Attention: James’ Journey
40 Orchard View Blvd. Suite 255
Toronto, ON M4R 1B9
To find out how you can help, or donate by telephone, call 416-482-0081