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Not 9 to 5 is a Canadian non-profit aimed at increasing awareness about mental health and addiction in the hospitality, food and beverage service industry. We encourage mental wellness for both employers and employees by decreasing stigma & connecting to resources.

We chose the name Not 9 to 5 because nothing about our industry or mental health and addiction is limited to those hours. It felt honest and fitting. We don't believe in judgement or preaching. We'd love to hear from you, this initiative is designed by the industry for the industry.

If you work in the industry and can spare 2-3 minutes, please take the time to fill our survey. We're collecting industry-specific data so that we can apply for funding and better shape our content, resources and organization. 

Not 9 to 5 was founded by Ariel Coplan & Hassel Aviles.  Hassel has 15+ years of culinary FOH experience focused on restaurants, events and entrepreneurship. Ariel has been cooking for over a decade and is currently an executive chef, restaurateur and consultant.