Charity Challenge – Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon


On October 14th, FOR is participating in the Scotiabank marathon charity challenge. Our team hopes to raise $10,000 to support our youth and family programs. You can make a sponsor our Executive Director here, and you can sponsor Emily here.

Inquiry into the ‘Schizophrenia’ Label

Inquiry into the Schizophrenia' Label

The Inquiry into the ‘Schizophrenia’ Label (ISL) is an independent inquiry into the usefulness of ‘schizophrenia’ as a diagnosis and medical condition. It is also investigating the impact this diagnosis has on people’s lives.

ISL is supported by the Family Outreach Program as well as other national and international organizations, groups and individuals. On July 10, 2012 an event is being planned here in Toronto to launch the work of the inquiry into the schizophrenia label. Dr. Suman Fernando will be the keynote speaker.

For details and to spread the word about this event, please download the flier for more information and to submit evidence to the Inquiry. You can submit evidence via the website by completing a questionnaire or writing to us using our testimony form at

The evidence collected will be examined by an independent panel made up of service users, academicians and a lawyer. The panel will produce a report based on this evidence which will be forwarded to a range of organisations including NICE, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, other professional and statutory bodies, private and third sector organisations, and the Department of Health.

This Inquiry has no financial ties to any organisation and is supported by approximately one hundred individuals and over 20 national and international organisations. You can also use the website to register your support and to spread the word about the Inquiry.

Please email info @ if you need any further information. To download the press release and help spread the word,

click here.

To download the flier for the event in Toronto July 10th, click here.

Hope to see you July 10th.

Forget the Golf Tournament, We’re Having A Golf Party Instead!

golf party

The Next Best Thing To A Golf Tournament!
A Golf Par-Tee

Tuesday November 8th, 6pm -10pm

The Century Room
580 King Street West
Toronto, ON, M5V 1M1

Dinner opens at 7pm
Silent Auction closes at 9pm.

To RSVP and purchase advance tickets ($45) contact Karyn 416-535-8501 ext 7852 or

If you can’t make it but still want to donate you can always donate by clicking here!

Click on the image above to download the PDF flyer or click here.

Annual General Meeting 2011


It’s that time of year again where the Family Outreach Program invites you to join our board in the annual public meeting of our board of directors. Please join us September 19th at 6pm at Riverdale Collegiate Institute located at 1094 Gerrard Street East in the Atrium.

You can enter through the Jones Street where there is parking. Our Talk to Youth Lately Group will be performing Minds Matter followed by the business portion of meeting. If you want a taste of what TTYL performances are like check out this.

Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Karyn Baker at 416-535-8501 ext. 7852.

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Golf For Good 2011!

Golf For Good 2010

It’s almost that time of year again! Last year was a blast:


Golf for Good time! GGG is a fundraising initiative of the Family Outreach and Response Program (FOR). FOR supports and educates families and friends during the mental health recovery process. Last year, over 400 families used our services. Now in its 7th year, this charity golf event continues to build in popularity and is a key platform to the charity, providing essential services not covered by base funding.

One Spectacular Club!
The Masters course at Lionhead Golf and Country Club was recently voted best hidden gem in the city by the Toronto Star. Sloped at 146, a more traditional design harmonizing with the natural surroundings of forest and rolling hills. A solid mixture of over 100 well placed bunkers, 9 ponds and 2 rivers make each hole distinctive and an unforgettable experience. This course designed by Architect Ted Baker requires distance off the tee with a premium on accuracy, your approach to large inviting greens are always guarded extremely well by water or bunkers. The traditions of golf have been uniquely captured in this layout and will provide a test to every level of golfer.

2011 Golf for Good proceeds will help to fund our Youth Engagement Initiative: Talk To Youth Lately (TTYL)

Since our inception in April 2008 TTYL has:

- Educated more than 2500 youth about mental health through a formal partnership with the Toronto District School Board
- Developed innovative mental health recovery programs for youth
- Has been chosen to be a research site for the Mental Health Commission
- Created a Theatre and Cirque Project

Come and Join The Fun!

Family Outreach and Response Program
7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Lionhead Golf and Country Club
8525 Mississauga Road
Brampton, Ontario


Registration & Lunch 11:30 AM
Shotgun Start 1:00 PM
Cocktails & Silent Auction 5:30 PM
Dinner 6:30 PM

Player Fees:

$350.00 Per Player
$1,400.00 Four Players
$100.00 Dinner and Auction only
$1,700.00 Corporate Foursome plus Hole Sponsor


• Take the QEW to Highway 427 North
• From Highway 427 take Highway 401 Westbound
• Exit at Mississauga Road (North)
• Continue on Mississauga Road 5 kilometers (3 miles)
• Lionhead Golf & Country Club is just north of Steeles Avenue on the right side.

For your $350.00 registration fee you will receive the following:

1. Round of golf with cart at a challenging and scenic golf course
2. Lunch
3. On Course events with prizes to be won
4. Cocktail Reception
5. Silent Auction
6. Marche Dinner
7. FREE Golfer Gift Giveaway of Your Choice! Valued at $120.00!
8. A warm fuzzy feeling that you have supported a very worthy charity!

Golfer Gift Giveaway Options

Option One – Men’s and Ladies FootJoy Shoes
Option Two – Men’s and Ladies Soft-Shell Jackets
Option Three – Titleist Travel Bag


- Company Logo and listing as title sponsor in all promotional material
- Logo, acknowledgment and link to corporate website on the FOR website
- Corporate recognition at dinner
- Full page ad (back cover) in Tournament Program
- Banner on display at the event
- Signage at the registration table
- Distribution of promotional materials in gift bags
- One foursome for Golf, cocktails and dinner


- Official designation as the Dinner Sponsor in all promotional material
- Signage at the dinner
- Logo and acknowledgements on printed materials
- Corporate recognition at dinner
- Half page ad in Tournament Program
- Two players for Golf, cocktails and dinner


- Official designation as the Putting Contest Sponsor in all promotional material
- Signage at the Putting Green (halfway point on the course)
- Logo and acknowledgement on printed materials
- Corporate recognition at the dinner
- Half page ad in Tournament Program
- One Player for Golf, cocktails and dinner

18 HOLE SPONSORSHIP ($ 300.00 per hole)

- Signage at each Hole sponsored
- Official designation as a Hole Sponsor in all promotional material
- Acknowledgement in the Tournament Program
- Corporate recognition at dinner


Karyn Baker
Family Outreach & Response Program
658 Danforth Avenue
Suite 402
Toronto, Ontario
M4J 5B9
Fax # 416-583-4335

Tax receipts will be issued for in-kind donations as per the guidelines of Canada Revenue Agency

Annual General Meeting


An AGM is held every year at the FOR program to elect the Board of Directors and inform people who have been connected with our program of previous and future successes. It is an opportunity for the stakeholders and partners to receive copies of the our accounts as well as reviewing fiscal information for the past year and asking any questions regarding the directions the actions and directions we will take in the future.

Notice of 2010 Annual General Meeting of Board Members

NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Members of the Family Outreach and Response Program will he held on Monday September 20th, 2010 at 6:30pm at Scarborough Civic Centre, Committee Room. Invitation is open to anyone interested in attending.

1. Below is a copy of the agenda.
Dated at Toronto this 20th day of August 2010.


Rebekah Tsingos
Eric McKnight
Deanna McNeil
Stella Emmanuel
Taketo Murata
Sue LeMesurier
Steve McIntyre
Mike Huges
Nisa Mullaittilaga

Karyn Baker
Lyne Arseneau
Deanna McNeil

Family Outreach and Response Program



1. Introductions and Greetings
Rebekah Tsingos

2. Approval of Previous AGM 2009
Motion Required

3. Chairperson and Executive Director’s Report
Rebekah Tsingos
Karyn Baker

4. Auditor’s Report
Lyne Arseneau
a) Motion to accept the Financial Statements for 2009-2010
Steve McIntyre
b) Motion to appoint Lyne Arseneau as auditor of the
Corporation for 2009-2010 with enumeration to be fixed by the Board of Directors Steve McIntyre

5. Nominating Committee Report
Resignation of Directors
Presentation of the Slate of Directors
Deanna McNeil

7. Adjournment of AGM
Rebekah Tsingos

8. Presentation of Amato Art Award
Karyn Baker

9. Adjournment & Refreshments
Rebekah Tsingos

10. Convening of Board Meeting
Rebekah Tsingos

Golf For Good

Family Outreach and Response Program
5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Wednesday October 7th, 2009
10:30am – 8:30pm.

Lionhead Golf and Country Club
Brampton, Ontario
8525 Mississauga Road
Brampton, Ontario
L6Y 0C1
Tel: (905) 455-8400

Golf for Good is a fundraising initiative of the Family Outreach and Response Program. We support and educate family and friends during the mental health recovery process. Last year over 200 families used our services. Now in its 5th year, this charity golf event continues to build in popularity and is a key platform to the charity, providing essential services not covered by base funding.

Stories From Survivors. Mark The Date Book Launch: Monday February, 23, 2009

The evening will include readings from contributors, refreshments and the opportunity to buy a copy of the book Many Voices and Images: Stories From Survivors!

When: Monday February 23rd, 2009 6:30-8:30

Where: Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre 1499 Queen Street West

More info / RSVP:

Book Launch sponsered by The Dream Team and Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre. Publication of the book was made possible by Houselink and Toronto Arts Council.

Gaining Autonomy With Medication Workshop

Work with Celine Cyr on a one day Train the Trainer Workshop
Date: Wed. Feb. 18th, 2009
Time: 9:30-4:00
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FOR Open House – You're Invited!

open house FOR Invites you to our OPEN HOUSE! Come see our new downtown offices.

Refreshments Will Be Served.

Wednesday, February 11th
4:00 to 7:00 p.m. [Read more...]