About Breaking the Silence

With mental health issues so prevalent today, most people have experienced - or know someone that has experienced - mental health problems. Like many others, we all had our lives changed forever when we lost a dear friend: Surjan Singh Sanghera. We were deeply affected by the loss of someone we felt was a part of our family. To honour Surjan's legacy, we decided that we should do something that helps others with mental health issues deal with the problems that develop in their lives. 

Eventually, our ideas culminated into a 5 km run and walk for mental health awareness. We took the initiative to create an event that would bring awareness to mental health issues by creating a platform for those passionate about mental health to share ideas, personal experiences, resources and have fun in the process.

Our mission is simple: raise mental health awareness in all communities and people - from all walks of life - because mental health does not discriminate based on race, gender, ethnicity, age or wealth.

Event Information

Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019

10:00 AM Information Booths, Activities and Pancake Breakfast
11:15  AM Welcome Speech & Presentation 
11:45 AM Group Warm-up 
12:00 PM Run/Walk
1:15 PM BBQ Lunch
2:00 PM Awards and Prizes

Location: Mill Woods Recreational Centre - 7207 28 Avenue NW Edmonton, AB T6K 3Z3

Cost: FREE

*** All pledge forms and funds raised can be dropped off at the CASA booth the morning of the event. ***

CASA Child, Adolescent and

Family Mental Health

CASA Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health is a non-profit community organization that provides mental health and addiction services to infants, children, adolescents and their families in Alberta, with a concentrated effort in the Edmonton area and Northern Alberta. For over 25 years, CASA has been recognized as a family centered, community-driven organization that is focused on the prevention and early identification, assessment and treatment of addiction and mental health disorders.

CASA treats more than 4,000 children a year along with their families. We inspire change in the mental health field through the professionals we train, and in our state of the art facilities embedded in the community and open to the world. We are inspired by the courage of the children, youth, and their families, the dedication of our staff, physicians, students and volunteers and the tremendous support of our donors who have thrust mental health and addictions onto society's agenda. 

CASA's goal is to advocate and drive change for the treatment of the children's mental health and youth addictions. We know that we have the capability, the people, and the approach to help infants, children, youth and their families.

For information about CASA programs visit: