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You are not alone. If you or someone you love is dealing with mental illness, we are here to guide you to get the support you need.


We work with and financially support local organizations that provide key services to help people in and around Edmonton.


Our goal is to provide a platform to ultimately get people affected by mental illness to a place where they can heal from their illness.

Become a Volunteer

We are always looking for passionate volunteers to help us with our various fundraising and educational events during the year. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator to learn more.


Contact us today to learn about opportunities to join the committee. We’re looking for passionate and experienced leaders to help us expand our support.

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Why Support EMHAC?

1 in 5 people will be affected by Mental Illness in their lifetime. Suicide is the leading cause of non-accidental death of youth in this country. The Edmonton Mental Health Awareness Committee is a Society established in July 2015 to raise awareness and reduce stigma surrounding mental illness. We do this by producing events that promote inclusion, diversity, hope and inspiration for those living with and loving someone with mental illness. Composed completely of volunteers, to date we have raised $66,000 for local non-profits. We rely solely on the generosity of sponsors, donations and gifts in kind to do the work we do. Our signature event is #YEGsemicolon, a celebration and inspirational day of bringing together people with one another and the supports they need in a fun and exciting environment.

Your support will¬†benefit so many Edmontonians who will be attending this Festival. Many come and say that for the first time, they felt “accepted”. Please help us give that gift to many more.

Our community needs you.

Sponsor Opportunities

2017 #YEGSemicolon – Important Update

Posted Saturday, August 26, 2017 by emhac

2017 #YEGSemicolon Important Update #YEGSemicolon has raised...

2017 #YEGSemicolon Important Update #YEGSemicolon has raised more than $66,000 for mental health programs in the Greater Edmonton Area, and...

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EMHAC to Host Community Breakfast

Posted Sunday, February 5, 2017 by emhac

EMHAC is thrilled to present our first...

EMHAC is thrilled to present our first ever Pancakes and Promises event – a community breakfast in support of mental...

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The Bridge of Life Featured in the Edmonton Journal

Posted Saturday, September 10, 2016 by emhac

Thank you so much to the Edmonton...

Thank you so much to the Edmonton Journal for including EMHAC and our event The Bridge of Life in the...

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EMHAC Presents #YEGsemicolon

Started in 2015 as a tattoo fundraising event, the event has raised more than $66,000 for mental health programs in the Edmonton area. More than 1,600 tattoos have been given out through two events, and we anticipate hitting our 2,000th tattoo during the 2017 #YEGSemicolon Tattoo Fundraiser.

Participating tattoo shops include: Echo Tattooz, Raptor Tattoo and Broken Arrow Tattoo. This event wouldn’t be possible without their generous support.