T2CM Time to Change Minds May 3, 2015 at College Avenue SS in Woodstock, ON

Time to Change Minds is a walk-a-thon on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at College Avenue Secondary School in Woodstock, Ontario to raise awareness and funds in the fight against mental illness. The event helps support several mental health initiatives in Oxford County.


The Canadian Mental Health Association Oxford County Branch (CMHA), Woodstock Hospital, and family of Tyler Maskell are joining together to organize the third annual “Time to Change Minds” walk-a-thon. It’s time to change minds on how we view mental illness, its prevalence, how we stigmatize the sufferers who are the victims of their illness, and the facts of its biological roots (no different than many other illnesses, such as MS or diabetes).

Following the death of Tyler in 2013, family members organized this annual walk-a-thon and funds have been used to boost the funding of all mental health services in the Woodstock & Oxford communities in a variety of categories.


  • Providing training in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE), Mental Health First Aid, and Living Life to the Full.

  • Funding bursaries at College Avenue Secondary School in Woodstock, Ontario.

  • Peer-To-Peer:

  • Providing YMCA passes to youth being served by the hospital.

  • Donation of $2000 to St. Mary’s Catholic High School, and $1100 to Woodstock Collegiate Institute for Mental Health Week 2014 activities.

  • Funding prizes for contests that solicit mental health experiences or logo designs in all Oxford high schools.


    1. Join Us! Walk with us for 1, 2 or 20 laps, join us for lunch and games.

    2. Engage your friends: Ask friends, family and co-workers to make a donation with a simple email invitation or through social media. The group comes to life as people join and begin giving, sharing and adding to the conversation.

    3. Sponsor Time 2 Change Minds: Contact Liane today to sponsor the walk-a-thon. Call 519-788-4593.

    4. Make an impact: All the money raised will be sent to Canadian Mental Health Association – Oxford County Branch and be a part of helping Time to Change Minds achieve their fundraising goal. Tax receipts are sent electronically.


    Big Thank You to Sarah Mclachlan for allowing us use her song "I will remember you" in our video




    We would like to thank those who have and will be displaying the Green Ribbons symbolizing the T2CM’s event and help us to raise awareness to this important cause. We are hoping the ribbons will create further awareness of the event as well as demonstrate your support to those taking part in the event.
    We hope you will keep these ribbons up for the week of May 5-10 during Mental Health Week and continue to support in raising awareness and stamp out the stigma of Mental Illness.