Join us for the seventh annual St. Joe’s Plate in support of mental health programs at St. Joseph’s Health Centre!
Watch thrilling races from the new Trackside Paddock and try your luck with a complimentary betting chit. Enjoy cocktails, a wonderful buffet dinner and silent auction. You can also stroll the grounds and learn how to place a bet to improve your chances of winning!
St. Joe’s Plate is an annual fundraising event that supports mental health at St. Joseph’s Health Centre.
This year on June 6, 300 of our west-end neighbours enjoyed a night at Woodbine race track. Guests raised more than $103,000 to purchase interactive media screens for the new Transitional Aged Youth Unit, now under construction.
Media Screen Technology to Improve Mental Health Care
The media screens will enable patients to interact with care providers, community resource providers, and even family and friends. The idea is to ensure patients feel connected. Patients will also be able to access soothing music and visuals that reduce anxiety. The unit will use the screens for educational purposes as well – from video call conferences to education and activities.
Thank you to the dedicated St. Joe’s Plate committee members for helping provide better mental health care.
Check out the photos from this fun event.
Toronto’s west-end community has the highest concentration of people in need of mental health services in the city. This makes St. Joseph’s Health Centre a vital resource for our west-end neighbours.
Since 2013, St. Joe’s Plate has raised critical funds for mental illness care. The Seventh Annual St. Joe’s Plate continues to support this vital cause. This unique event has raised more than $2.5 million to improve patient care.
One of the major improvements funded by St. Joe’s Plate is the new Lauren’s Lounge where patients can relax, socialize and see beautiful views over Lake Ontario.
Your help is needed
Your support will help fund four additional interactive media screens. These screens will be used in the new Transitional Youth Unit.
The interactive media screens are the first of their kind in North America and provide many patient benefits:
- Direct interaction with nursing providers, community resource providers, friends and family make patients feel more empowered
- Video conferencing helps patients, family and support team to coordinate care
- Soothing music and visuals reduce anxiety
- Activities reduce boredom
- Access to information provides patients with more knowledge
- Self-assessment and treatment questionnaires to involve the patient and improve interactions with care providers