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The mental health movement has never been more important

Truth and Illusion is in support of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), as we present a breakthrough performance of perseverance, transcendence and acceptance.

Presented in support of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Truth and Illusion is a new theatrical performance committed to fostering positive mental health through music and storytelling. Our performance brings together six individuals with diverse backgrounds who inspire audiences by sharing their personal narratives to create empathy, understanding and compassion for those undergoing mental health experiences.  


We seek your financial support to support us in our presentation of Truth and Illusion. Today, mental health, social, and cultural issues around diversity and inclusion within the workplace and school communities have never been more prevalent. Exacerbated by the impact of COVID-19, over the past years, there has been a rise in the number of students, employees and their families who are dealing with social and emotional challenges: 

  • The Canadian Mental Health Association states that approximately 1 in 5 children and youth in Ontario has a mental health challenge. These past years, during COVID 19, 1 in 5 adults have been added to this population. [1]

  • Half a million Canadians miss work each week due to mental illness. It’s a leading – and particularly expensive – cause of disability in Canada. In fact, it’s estimated that by 2041, the cumulative cost of mental illness in Canada will be $2.5 trillion. [2]


Truth and Illusion is intended to assist our community organizations to address these problems through this unique approach as we share the messages included in our presentation.  


We ask you to share in this commitment to foster positive mental health to help drive social change. Please consider sponsoring this unique performance for our next presentation in 2023.


The audience at the Truth and Illusion premiere is intended to include a cross-section of public, private and educational sectors.  Our goal is to reach the decision makers who will then champion bringing the performance into their work communities.  We aim to have sponsorship and ticket sales from 450 attendees at the event which would result in a donation to CAMH and to support the creative/production team workshop fees, and rehearsal space.

As part of the development process, Truth and Illusion has been performed five times with over 700 attendees.  Please review a sample of our testimonials .


For more information please review  promotional video. If this interests you, your organizations goals please contact me directly at , or call me at 905-464-2705.   




June Cupido, 

Producer and Creative Director,

Truth and Illusion


[1]  Retrieved Nov. 2, 2021

[2]  Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). CAMH Handbook Retrieved Nov. 2, 2021.

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