The Drive Foundation’s mission is to employ music, the arts, and technology in its programs to accelerate the world’s transition to removing the stigma from mental illness and addiction and taking a holistic approach to the provision of care and prevention.
Margaret Trudeau – The Drive Foundation
It is with extreme excitement that The Drive Foundation would like to welcome Margaret Trudeau into the organization as the Honorary Patron. Margaret will be accompanied by her daughter Alicia who will sit separately on the advisory board.
Margaret is passionate about the subject of mental wellness and is very keen to help The Drive Foundation in its mission to remove the stigma surrounding mental illness and addiction by introducing technology and education through popular media entertainment and events.
The Drive Foundation takes a 360-degree, holistic approach to supporting mental health to fight addiction through 3 programs:
Harnessing the Healing Power Music and Art
Working with 12 Star Entertainment in a strategic partnership, driveMEDIA delivers programs geared to artists in recovery by offering the opportunity to showcase their work. The programs offered include:
- Publicity, promotional and content creation programs to allow them to develop their talent as a vocation
- Emerging Artists Exhibits
- In-Studio Performances
- A Symposium series to provide a forum for discussion and discovery among industry professionals and recovering addicts.
The driveAID program offers a virtual crisis resource assistant web-based mobile app providing a variety of tools and methods to cope with or get support for mental health & addiction concerns. In development, you can contribute to the development of driveAID by making a donation.
Identifying the important role that educated professionals have in curbing and assisting those suffering from mental health and addiction, the driveACADEMY was developed to support professional development in these fields.
Access to training and networking for health care and addiction professionals is offered to encourage continuing education. Applicants may apply for bursaries, be included in recruitment campaigns and enroll in accredited courses.