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October 4th
Discussing Mental Health Everyday of the Year

World Mental Health Day is observed October 10th every year. The day is meant to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to talk about what needs to be done for mental health care to be a reality for everyone.


The day provides opportunity for those with mental health challenges to open up and speak about what they’re going through, however 24 hours comes and goes quickly. We all have mental health, and we all experience it differently. So why don’t we continue the conversation?


Michelle Treacy
October 2nd
Michelle Treacy Speaks Her Truth in Songwriting

Michelle Treacy spent her early years as a musician trying to fit into a mould that didn’t feel right for her. After taking a two year break from music to address her anxiety, her mental health journey has led her to recovery and a new sense of inspiration. After winning season two of CTV’s The Launch, Michelle is writing music for herself in hopes that her honesty will help others.

Upcoming events

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Four Chords and the Truth

A series of songwriter showcases to be held quarterly in Toronto at the Dakota Tavern, featuring a blend of top-notch songwriters and songs in an intimate environment. Each show is hosted by award-winning songwriter Andrea England and will feature four nationally and/or internationally acclaimed songwriters (and maybe a surprise guest or two). The songs are performed “in the round,” a style made famous by Nashville’s Bluebird Café, in which all songwriters share the stage at once, each introducing and performing one song acoustically per round for a series of 3 rounds.

Unison Holiday Schmoozefest 2019
Unison Holiday Schmoozefest 2019

The music industry’s very best seasonal schmooze returns to a new venue: The Liberty Grand! ❄

On December 9th, join us at Toronto’s Liberty Grand to eat, drink, and be merry with your industry peers. Unison Holiday Schmoozefest is back, bigger and better than ever at a new venue! Enjoy great music courtesy of DJ Brendan Canning (Broken Social Scene), get your photo taken with the ever stylish Fashion Santa, and take home a present or two for yourself! 🎁 It's the party of the season you won't want to miss. 

Ages 19+

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The Unison Benevolent Fund gratefully acknowledges and extends our gratitude to our founding sponsors and partners.
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