Join Flora’s Walk

CPMHC is holding its first national WALK-A-THON on May 4th, 2022, World Maternal Mental Health Day. *Scroll down for a list of team walks happening across Canada*

The walk is named after Flora Babakhani, a Canadian mom who tragically lost her life to postpartum psychosis on January 14th, 2022.

Read about Flora’s Story here: https://cpmhc.ca/floras-story/

Donate and Sign up here: https://floras-walk-for-perinatal-mental-health.raisely.com

Download the Info Package for Walkers and our Social Media Kit here:

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS: 50% of funds raised for Flora’s Walk will go to local non profits (registered charity) delivering perinatal mental health services. YES! https://floras-walk-for-perinatal-mental-health.raisely.com/

When you sign up to be a Walker or Team Leader, if you choose to also raise funds for a local organization, choose from our drop down list or type in the charity name.

CPMHC is in the business of making sure all Canadians that need them have timely access to perinatal mental health services and we are thrilled to support organizations across Canada that are working hard to make that happen!

Where else will the money go?

FAMILIES IN NEED: 20% of funds raised will go to support Flora’s baby, Amber. We plan to continue this every year by donating funds to families in need of perinatal mental health services.

TRAINING SCHOLARSHIPS: 20% will go towards providing perinatal mental health training scholarships to health care practitioners.

CPMHC/ADMIN: 10% will go towards covering fundraising organizing costs and special CPMHC projects.

*** If you are a registered charity delivering perinatal mental health services and would like to be added to the charities list, please contact us at canpmhc@gmail.com

HOW TO PARTICIPATE: 

1. Simply DONATE right now at https://floras-walk-for-perinatal-mental-health.raisely.com

and/or

2. SIGN UP: 

Start walking NOW and share your journey on social media using the hashtag #FlorasWalk4PMH. Set a distance and fundraising goal and share your unique fundraising page with friends and family for them to donate as you walk to meet your goals by May 4th.

and/or

3. BECOME A WALK LEADER: 

Create a TEAM of walkers to walk at a designated spot on May 4th. Walk around the block with friends or organize a larger event in a city space with vendors and guest speakers.

HERE TO HELP: 

Big or small, whether you sign up as an Individual or a Walk Leader, CPMHC is here to support you every step of the way! After you sign up, you’ll be invited to join our Facebook group and attend our optional weekly zoom meetings to answer any questions to help make your walk a success.

SPONSORSHIP: If you’re a business looking to sponsor our walk, please contact us at canpmhc@gmail.com

Details For Flora’s Team Walks Happening Across Canada

Here is a list of all Flora’s Walks for Perinatal Mental Health happening across Canada on May 4th. Walks happening on or around May 4th indicated with ** Please donate at the link provided and join the team!

OTTAWA, ON https://floras-walk-for-perinatal-mental-health.raisely.com/t/ottawateamLansdowne Park, South Court, 9 am – Noon, (if raining, inside Aberdeen Pavilion)Elyse Banham, Monique Moreau, Sabrina Rashidi, Beth McMillan, Meenakshi Sharma, Patricia Tomasi, Jaime Charleboiscanpmhc@gmail.com

TORONTO, ON https://floras-walk-for-perinatal-mental-health.raisely.com/t/christine-massis-teamStarting at Bathurst & Harbord, Central Tech School, 4pm, a memorial walk through places that Flora went on walks with other members of the group, Christine Massisc4vedder@hotmail.com

BARRIE, ON https://floras-walk-for-perinatal-mental-health.raisely.com/t/thelivmohrprojectMeridian Place, 11:30 am – 1 pm, Candice Thomascmatclinic@outlook.com

NIPISSING, ON https://floras-walk-for-perinatal-mental-health.raisely.com/t/canadorecollegesteamCanadore College, The Village, 12 pm, Christina DeRochechristina.deroche@canadorecollege.ca

HAMILTON, ON https://floras-walk-for-perinatal-mental-health.raisely.com/t/hamiltonfloraswalkforperinatalmentalhealthMeet at Well Moms & Co. (409 Charlton Avenue West), Walk to nearby HAAA Grounds Park together 10 am – 11:30 am, Eleni Opperwalleopperwall@gmail.com

MISSISSAUGA, ON **Walking May 1st ** https://floras-walk-for-perinatal-mental-health.raisely.com/t/floraswalkmississaugaJan’s Trail (Eglinton & Kennedy), 12-2pm, Cristine Snookcristine.snook@gmail.com

ORO MEDONTE, ON https://floras-walk-for-perinatal-mental-health.raisely.com/t/oromedontemomsLine 7 S on the Rail Trail (heading North) at 2:30 pm, Danielle Tammdtammtherapy@gmail.com

MONTREAL, QC https://floras-walk-for-perinatal-mental-health.raisely.com/t/teammontrealequipeBeaver Lake meet in front of pavilion, 10:30 am, Dr. Judy Hagshijudyhagshi@gmail.com

RED DEER, AB https://floras-walk-for-perinatal-mental-health.raisely.com/t/reddeerandareamaternalmentalhealth4733 49 St, Noon, Brandi Bradshawbrandi.bradshaw@albertahealthservices.ca

SASKATOON, SK https://floras-walk-for-perinatal-mental-health.raisely.com/t/saskatoonteamRotary Park Saskatoon Sk, 12-1 pm, Kayla Bellmothermayiyxe@outlook.com

ST. JOHN, NB https://floras-walk-for-perinatal-mental-health.raisely.com/t/teamsjIrving Nature Park, 2 pm, Charlotte Powercharlotte.bursey@hotmail.com

FREDERICTON, NB https://floras-walk-for-perinatal-mental-health.raisely.com/t/newbrunswickperinatalmentalhealthteamCarleton Park, 5 pm, Jaimee Folkinsjaimeefolkins@gmail.com

BURNABY, BC https://floras-walk-for-perinatal-mental-health.raisely.com/t/pacific-post-partum-support-societys-teamDeer Lake Park & Boat Rentals, 10:30 am, Pacific Post Partum Support Society, Heather Allyn, Clare Zeschky, Kate Mckayheather@postpartum.org, clare@postpartum.org, kate@postpartum.org

ST. JOHN’S, NL **Walking May 7th ** https://floras-walk-for-perinatal-mental-health.raisely.com/t/munmedstudentsforperinatalmentalhealthQuidi Vidi Lake, 1:30 pm, Jamie Greenjjg788@mun.ca

WINNIPEG, MB https://floras-walk-for-perinatal-mental-health.raisely.com/t/winnipegteamAssiniboine Park picnic site #20 but under the covered shelter by the Nature’s Playground in case of rain, 10:45 am, Jennifer Hanslipjennifer@sweetpeadoula.com

BRANDON, MB https://floras-walk-for-perinatal-mental-health.raisely.com/t/amy-rabe-s-teamParkdale Community Park, 201 Durum Drive, 1 pm, Amy Rabeamyrabe_@outlook.com

HALIFAX, NS https://floras-walk-for-perinatal-mental-health.raisely.com/t/teamhalifaxPoint Pleasant Park, Noon, Jenn Jollymore, Kelly Chisholmjennifer.jollymore@iwk.nshealth.ca

WHITEHORSE, YN https://floras-walk-for-perinatal-mental-health.raisely.com/t/teamyukonperinatalmentalhealthStarting at Main & 6th & finishing on Main & Front, Noon, Emma Eatonemma.eaton@gmail.com

KUGLUKTUK. NU https://floras-walk-for-perinatal-mental-health.raisely.com/t/teamkugluktuk Dr. Arvind Mdrarvind5m@gmail.com

YELLOWKNIFE, NWT https://floras-walk-for-perinatal-mental-health.raisely.com/t/erin-deslauriers-s-teamTBA – June, Erin Deslauriers