Fill The Pig

The Pigs Were Here...and You Helped Exceed Our Goal!

$12,659.65 Raised


Through the support of our incredible community, the Meridian Fill the Pig campaign raised 126% of our $10,000 goal! A total of $12,659.65 will be donated to Adolescent Mental Health initiatives at Ontario Shores, and we could not be more grateful!

Thank you to everyone who adopted a pig, to our local businesses and politicians for your support, to the staff at Meridian for your participation, and to the Meridian locations in Durham Region for your dedication to this important service and for choosing us as your partner. 

From the team at Ontario Shores Foundation 

What is Fill the Pig?

Meridian locations across Durham Region and Ontario Shores Foundation have teamed up for this brand new initiative that will engage the community and highlight the importance of philanthropy while supporting the Adolescent mental health programs at Ontario Shores. Thank You for your interest and support in helping Ontario Shores. Please know that your dedication to mental health means the world to us...and to our young patients in need.  

What Can Filling a Pig Really Do?

So much! Each filled pig amounts to approximately $50 (with toonies and loonies). One filled pig will make a huge impact on the following initiatives:

- 2 one on one mental health sessions for an adolescent in need
- The tools and materials required for adolescent mental health therapy for 2 weeks
- Art Therapy program supplies for 12 adolescents for 2 weeks
- 4 outings to an agricultural centre for 10 adolescents

The Digital Pig - Start Your Own Fundraiser Online!

Can't get out to a Meridian location to adopt a pig? No problem. Start a team or individual "Pigathon" online! 

Whether it's your own personal journey, with a group of friends, or through your company, starting your own "Pigathon" is a fun and easy way to get those around you passionate about mental health and helping the youth in our community.

By clicking on the button below, you can easily get started. Once you complete all the required information, you will have your own campaign URL to send out to supporters, and have access to social media badges to help spread the word. 

Utilize our "Campaign Fact Sheet" for important dates, facts about our hospital, and what the funds you raise will help to support.

Should you require any assistance, please contact Brea Blight e: / t: 905-430-4055 ext. 6789.

start your pigathon

Donate Online

You can also simply donate to the Fill the Pig campaign and support Adolescent Services at Ontario Shores by clicking the button below and then selecting "Donate Now". Thank you for your generosity!

donate today

At a Glance - Dates to Remember

Adoption Week
September 9 to 14 (you can also adopt a pig any time throughout the campaign).

Campaign Collection Dates 
September 15 to October 18 - be sure to fill your pig (or multiple pigs) between these dates!

Return Date
The last date to return your pig is before 5:00pm on October 21.

Pick Up & Return
Pick up and return your pig to any Meridian location in Durham Region - Pickering, Whitby or Courtice (see location addresses below).

Contact Us!

On how to get involved or campaign questions:
Susan Remmer, Director of Development, Ontario Shores Foundation t: 905-430-4055 ext. 6575 / e:

For media inquiries or how to start your own fundraiser:
Brea Blight, Resource Development Coordinator, Ontario Shores Foundation t: 905-430-4055 ext. 6789 / e:

Pig pickup and drop off locations:
Meridian Pickering - 1550 Kingston Rd, Pickering, ON L1V 1C3. See map >>
Meridian Whitby - 4061 Thickson Rd N, Whitby, ON L1R 2X3. See map >>
Meridian Courtice - 1416 King St E, Courtice, ON L1E 2J5. See map >>