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Accelerate Access to Youth Mental Health & Wellness

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  • Cycling for Change
    Tour de Bleu 2023

    Launched in 2005 by the founder of Mattamy Homes and avid cycler, Peter Gilgan, Tour de Bleu is an annual cycling fundraiser that has raised more than $33 million for health care and healthy living.

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  • We are excited to share that William Osler Health System was selected to be the beneficiary for this year’s incredible event.

    The Tour de Bleu rallies together dedicated cyclists and philanthropists to raise money and awareness for world-class organizations such as SickKids, CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health), Women’s College Hospital, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, the Mattamy National Cycling Centre, Markham/Stouffville Hospital and Trillium Health Partners.

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  • Tour de Bleu is an experience unlike any other fundraiser!

    You will stay at a tranquil and luxurious private retreat in Muskoka and enjoy some phenomenal cycling, geared to a variety of ability levels, in breathtaking surroundings. You'll forever remember your ride over the Tour de Bleu weekend! You will have access to a private beach and water activities and a full service spa, compliments of Peter. Guests have the option to join the Saturday and Sunday rides.

    Tour de Bleu is also renowned for its fine dining, paired with world-class wines from Peter's private cellar.

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Tour de bleu 2023 Weekend Program

  • Afternoon

    • Lunch (optional)
    • Afternoon at leisure - Enjoy Ferndale and Woodmere


    • Cocktails followed by welcome dinner
  • Morning

    • Breakfast
    • Riders depart on 50km or 100km leisurely rides through Muskoka
    • Non-riders enjoy Ferndale and Woodmere


    • Lunch
    • Afternoon at leisure


    • Cocktails and Dinner
    • Live auction
    • Live music and dancing
  • Morning

    • Breakfast
    • Tour de Bleu riders depart Ferndale for Peel Memorial Hospital, William Osler Health System (20 Lynch St., Brampton)
    • Non-riders depart for the Finish Line Reception at Peel Memorial Hospital


    • Finish line reception at Peel Memorial, William Osler Health System (Osler)
    • Cheque presentation
    Tour de Bleu concludes at Peel Memorial Hospital (approximately 3pm).
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  • The Need

    A Brighter Future for Youth, Close to Home

    For William Osler Health System (Osler), the COVID-19 pandemic amplified what was already a growing problem — youth struggling with their mental health and inadequate access to care. Before the pandemic, Osler experienced more emergency mental health visits than any other hospital in Ontario, and now, we continue to see upwards of 3,000 annual visits from youth requiring mental health support.

    Prolonged social isolation, school closures and pandemic-related family stress contributed to the surge of youth facing mental health struggles. With over 28,000 youth in Ontario currently waitlisted to receive care, it’s undeniably important that we build the capacity to provide specialized treatment to youth struggling in our region—before they reach a point of crisis.

    Now is our time to positively impact the lives of youth in our community. Your support will help us increase the capacity for mental health care as we build Brampton’s new hospital, which will include our region’s first Adolescent Intensive Day (AID) Program for youth struggling with self-harm and suicidal thoughts.

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Youth Mental Health at Osler

  • Osler’s Mental Health and Addictions program is one of the largest in Ontario.

  • Osler experiences the largest number of Emergency Department mental health visits in the GTA.

  • 25% of parents report that their children's mental health worsened during the pandemic.

  • Following the pandemic, there has been an increase in symptom severity in patients and longer wait times for all mental health programs at Osler.

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