This September, Canada Post issued a new permanent domestic rate semi-postal stamp, again with a 10-cent surcharge.
The stamp features a mental health patient on the path towards recovery. According to Louis Gagnon of the Montreal-based design firm Paprika, "The lines that flow through the stamp cross over one another to represent the plight of a troubled mind moving toward a sense of peace as they rise up the mountain." A tree, a universal symbol of growth, healing and renewal, sprouts at the mountain's summit.
According to Anthony Wilson-Smith, Vice-President of Communications with responsibility for Canada Post's Cause of Choice, "Almost $600,000 has been raised for the Foundation through stamp sales. Everyone who has ever purchased the stamps should be very proud."