Wednesday, April 24th, 2019


Coast Mental Health’s Annual Courage To Come Back Award recipients are recognized at a gala celebration every Spring where their stories are told and accomplishments honored.

Funds raised from the Courage To Come Back Awards are vital to ensuring Coast can continue to provide the innovative, community-based and client-led programs that have made Coast a leader in mental health care. Over the years, the gala has become Coast’s most important fundraiser. More than 1,500 people will be attending the 21st Annual Courage To Come Back Awards. Last year’s 20th anniversary event raised a record $3.1 million.

The Courage To Come Back Awards is Vancouver’s most heartwarming event, join us and celebrate 21 year’s of Courage in our community:

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
Vancouver Convention Centre West
Reception 5:15PM Doors Open 6:00PM

To read our 20th Anniversary Courage To Come Back Awards recipient stories, please visit here.

Coast Mental Health’s Courage To Come Back Awards is one of the largest fundraising events of its kind in Western Canada. The funds raised help Coast Mental Health ensure that people with mental illness receive the homes, education, employment and support they need to move from hopelessness and despair to leading rich, full lives and realizing their potential. Coast Mental Health has been a leader innovative community-based mental health services for more than 45 years. Each year, Coast helps over 4,300 people on the path towards recovery.

If you would like to make a contribution to this year’s event, please support us here.

The event is chaired by Lorne Segal, O.B.C., D.Litt. (Hon.), LLD. (Hon.), President of Kingswood Properties Ltd.
To read about the 2018 event, click here.






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Congratulations to the recipients of the 20th anniversary Courage To Come Back Awards!


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