In addition to developing and advocating for positive policy changes, Dr. Gaind has worked with the community in various forums, ranging from speaking at public events, to developing community initiatives, to fostering our future community leaders at schools and training programs. Dr. Gaind believes such engagement not only contributes to building a better community together, but is also essential for avoiding "ivory tower" policy development that is divorced from community needs.

On behalf of the Dream Team, we would like to extend our most sincere gratitude to you for supporting our fundraising efforts by speaking at our Annual Fundraising Dinner...Your presence and support encourages us to continue to do what we do best: advocating for more supportive housing and educating the public about issues affecting those of us who live with mental illness and addictions.
— Dream Team Founding Member
 
....realize that you really can make a difference, and strive towards making one that you’re proud of.....
— - - Dr. Sonu Gaind, Toronto French School Commencement Address - - -2012 Graduating Class-
Toronto French School (TFS) newsletter

Toronto French School (TFS) newsletter

I just wanted to congratulate you on your OpEd article in the Globe and Mail. It was beautifully written and addressed dead-on such important key points.
— Mental Health Care Provider
This [editorial] is an incredibly well written piece of advocacy - thank you on all our behalves. I hope that you get some feedback and even better, some action
— Mental Health Care Provider
Local newsletter on community mental health initiative

Local newsletter on community mental health initiative



Community initiative collaborating with local elected Member of Parliament to address mental health stigma

Pamphlet distributed to community to address mental health stigma

Pamphlet distributed to community to address mental health stigma