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Sudbury Defeat Depression Committee

NISA/Northern Initiative for Social Action

Sudbury Defeat Depression is an annual walk/run event in Sudbury, Ontario. We are looking for people who are passionate about mental health. As many as one in five Canadians will experience mental illness this year and the need for mental health services has never been greater. Persons with lived experience or those who have a close family member or friend who has experienced depression, or another form of mental illness are encouraged to join.

Funds raised from the event support the Northern Initiative for Social Action (NISA) as well as the Mood Disorder Society of Canada. NISA is a mental health organization run by and for people with lived experience with mental health challenges.

Northern Initiative for Social Action is currently seeking volunteer committee members to fill the following positions for our 2022 Sudbury Defeat Depression event:  

Committee volunteers will be expected to meet approximately every two weeks prior to the event date to plan logistics, assign tasks, and report to the larger group on their progress.

The following committee positions are available:

  • Volunteer Lead – Recruit volunteers to help on the day of the event and/or with tasks throughout the planning process, assigns responsibilities as needed, and builds relationships within the community.
  • Sponsorship Lead – Solicits local businesses and finds opportunities for donations and sponsors, ensures sponsors are appropriately recognized prior to, and at the event according to sponsorship level of commitment.
  • Social Media and Marketing Lead – Alongside the Fundraising Coordinator, they will assist with the promotion of the event. This includes, brainstorming how to attract participants and sponsors, as well as engaging local media. They will assist with the event Facebook page, handle posts and respond to inquiries on social media. They will also engage local stakeholders, help promote the event through social media and share pictures post-event.
  • Logistics Organizer – books and plans the location for the event, plans the walk or run course, obtains all required permits/approvals, plans for tents/water/parking/supplies on the day-of.

If you are interested in joining the committee, please send a brief statement of interest to

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Contact NISA/Northern Initiative for Social Action