April 3


$530,000 raised for the Douglas Foundation

Open Minds 2024

The latest edition of Open Minds was held last Wednesday at Théâtre Paradoxe.

Thanks to our wonderful donors and sponsors, we were able to make a difference and build hope for all those whose lives have been affected by mental illness by raising $530,000 to support cutting-edge research at the Douglas Institute. All of this success wouldn’t have been possible without the collaboration of our partners – DJ LowGo’s live music, the cocktail bar operated by Brahm Mauer and a delicious menu carefully by Beatrice Ristorante.

We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to Lisa Giannone, Chairman of Open Minds ’24, Aphrodite Salas for hosting the evening, our exceptional organizing committee, as well as our generous partners for this unforgettable evening:

  • Gold Sponsors: National Bank, BFL Canada & Intact Insurance
  • Silver Sponsors: Nova Steel, Agropur, EQ Bank, Canderel, Danson Décor, Dialogue, Fiera Capital, Fondation familiale Albert et Florence Aziz, IA Financial Group, Métro, Power Sustainable, PWL et BMTC
  • Bronze Sponsors: Air Transat, Alimentation Couche-Tard, AGF, Bank of America, BCF, BMO, Deloitte, Desjardins, Forest Insurance solutions, EY, KPMG, Manulife, McCarthy Tétreault, MKB, Medavie, RBC Dominion Securities, Revau, Sagard Holdings, Sager et Teralys Capital

We would also like to thank SAQ for sponsoring the alcoholic beverages for the evening as well as La Dent Sucrée for the delicious cookies that were offered to all our guests at the end. We sincerely hope to see you again next year for another evening dedicated to mental health.

You can consult the evening’s Flickr photo album by clicking here.