HIGH NOTES AVANTE PRODUCTIONS INC. was officially incorporated in October 2014 in order to use the power of words and music to spread the message that it is possible to move forward on higher notes despite a past or existing mental health issue.

Our vision: Showcasing the ability, talent and lives of recovery of those affected by mental illness.

Our mission: To inspire, give hope and support those touched by mental illness–through artistic expression, storytelling and philanthropy.


To relieve conditions associated with mental illness by offering art productions directed towards the alleviation of loneliness and isolation, as well as to reduce the associated stigma.

To promote mental health by providing information from mental health professionals and testimonials from artists, well-known personalities and others who suffer or have suffered from mental illness.

One in five Canadians will suffer from a mental illness during their life time and we will all know someone who is suffering. The good news is that in 80 per cent of the cases help can be found. The sooner we remove the shame and blame and put our best efforts into understanding and coping with the effects the sooner we can save lives and go on living.

Contact us at 416.605.8915 or email highnotesavante@gmail.com if you would like to sponsor us, volunteer your time or service, or get involved some other way.

Click here for some interesting statistics from the Canadian Mental Health Association to help you understand how important our work is.

What you are doing is both inspirational and important and I am so grateful that High Notes Avante, now an organization that has such high caliber volunteers will play a transformative role in our communities for many years to come. Thank you for inviting me to contribute to the evening and for all you do to make lives better.

(Dr. Rustom Sethna)