The Mike Weir Foundation meets $200,000 Chip In Challenge goal for ACCESS Open Minds Sarnia-Lambton

June 16, 2020|News, Press

We are so pleased to announce that the $200,000 fundraising goal has officially been met as a part of Mike’s Chip In Challenge for Mental Health and Addictions. The donations will be matched by the Mike Weir Foundation, for a combined total of $400,000 benefiting the ACCESS Open Minds Project in Sarnia-Lambton.

“I am thrilled with the response since announcing the Chip-In Challenge last September,” says Mike Weir. “It is obvious that you agree with me that the need for this facility is vital for the future of our youth. It is with great pleasure that my foundation will match the $200,000 that you have raised. Thank you for your continued support of ACCESS Open Minds.”

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“This is welcome and exciting news in the midst of all the challenges we are currently experiencing,” says Paula Reaume-Zimmer, Integrated Vice-President, Mental Health & Addictions Bluewater Health and Canadian Mental Health Association Lambton Kent. “Now, more than ever, youth mental health and addictions care, needs a prominent space in our community and ACCESS Open Minds has all the right partnerships and passion to transform the youth and family experience.”

“The excitement I, as well as all of the youth in Spoken Hope feel, is surreal,” says Bella McGill, Chair of Spoken Hope. “We are so honoured to be a part of the change our community needs. We are certain ACCESS Open Minds will help so many youth in Sarnia-Lambton and for that, we feel so blessed to have a voice in the team to create it.”

While the Chip In Challenge has officially met its goal, donations are still being accepted. To make a donation to support the ACCESS Open Minds Project, visit or