Ottawa Stand Up For Mental Health Program
In Ottawa, Ontario we have been partnered with Psychiatric Survivors of Ottawa since 2006. We have done shows throughout the Ottawa area.
The Ottawa comics say: We are very happy to work with David Granirer, who has taught, encouraged us, and helped us develop our comedy acts to a higher levels of funniness! Our goal is to bring laughter and tears to all of our audiences. Doing comedy about our mental health issues helps us all to recover and thrive. After all, laughter is the best medicine! Come on out and help us have fun! We are the greatest stigma busters in the East!! Have you got a beef with your mental health and want to learn how to laugh about it? –we want you, eh!!
Stuff we’ve done:
Three Stand Up For Mental Health fundraisers at the Bronson Centre in Ottawa, one of which featured famous Canadian actor Mary Walsh and Canadian comedy legend Mike MacDonald.
We’ve also been on CBC Ottawa Morning, Ontario Today, CBC TV, and in the Ottawa Citizen, Express, Ottawa Sun. We’re also available to do shows at your events.
We’re perfect for AGMs, public education events, staff/volunteer appreciation events, team days. Our shows are not only hilarious and inspiring, but also a great form of education for the general public and mental health professionals.
We also did Stand Up For Mental Health Day on Parliament Hill. This show featured our Ottawa alumni comics performing for and schmoozing with MPs, Senators and Staff to raise awareness around mental illness and mental health issues. It was a non-partisan Event, jointly sponsored by all Parties.