The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is the most established community mental health organization in Canada, providing services to over 1.3 million Canadians. Their extensive team of 5,000 staff and 11,000 volunteers provides support to over 330 communities across all provinces and territories. Their mission is to “facilitate access to the resources people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, build resilience, and support recovery from mental illness.”
We are supporting the Ontario and Montréal CMHA branches because of the variety of efforts they contribute to our community’s mental health toolkit. The donations will be supporting their priorities for this year, including programs such as Mental Health Works, Mental Health Notes, and other awareness-raising and advocating activities.
Jack.org is Canada's only charity training and empowering young leaders to revolutionize mental health in every province and territory. Through Do Something, Jack Talks, Jack Chapters, and Jack Summits, young leaders identify and dismantle barriers to positive mental health in their communities. And through ambitious innovations in youth mental health like Be There, they give people the mental health resources they need to educate themselves.
We are supporting Jack.org because of their proven ability to inspire youth in Canada to stand in support of mental health in their local communities. Jack.org is also present in many of our participant’s communities as well, including chapters at the University of Toronto, Ryerson, York, Queen’s, McGill, and Concordia. Our donation will support their national operations and programs.
Anxiety Canada focuses on spreading awareness of anxiety disorders and increasing access to helpful resources. The charity is doing so by offering free online, self-help, and evidence-based resources that provides support for anxiety. Some of their biggest solutions are
MindshiftTM-CBT, an app that helps Canadians manage anxiety; My Anxiety Plans , online courses for managing anxiety; and Finding Help, an online directory for services and programs in Canada.
We are supporting Anxiety Canada because of their proven ability to create free innovative resources for over 1.9 million people in dealing with the widespread disorder. We recognize that mental health awareness is important but providing supportive resources for those in need is all the more crucial. Our donation will help Anxiety Canada continue to provide online resources during Covid-19.
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation
The St. Joseph’s Health Center Foundation raises and stewards’ funds to support exemplary patient care, research, and education at its hospital in Toronto. They are the regional leader in adult and youth mental health care and treating a broad spectrum of mental illnesses. Their services include both inpatient and outpatient care, along with a variety of services and resources to support the Toronto community.
We are supporting the St. Joe’s mental health program because of the important work they do at supporting those who struggle with mental illness in their community. Their vast program is a benchmark in Toronto, having received more than 60,000 people at their Mental Health Emergency Services Unit, including 3,500 children and youth. Its Outpatient Mental Health program has seven programs with different types of treatment and having an important role to prevent mental health issues with community support.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation (CAMH Foundation) raises money to support mental health research, care, and education at CAMH. CAMH is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction hospital. The institution supports adults with mental health issues and defines standards for care, research, education, and leading social change.
We are supporting the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation because of its programs focused on children, youth, and women. Their
Integrated Day Treatment Service serves people that would benefit from intensive programming for mood and anxiety, trauma and addictions. The
Mood & Anxiety Service for Children & Youth offers assessment and treatment for children and youth aged 6–18 years old and their parents/caregivers who are experiencing mood and/or anxiety difficulties. The
Women's Inpatient Unit is a time-limited, goal-oriented acute care unit for women with severe mental illness or mood and anxiety disorders.
The Douglas Foundation is one of the top mental health institutions in Quebec and in the country, founded and trusted by Montrealers. The institution is focused on the prevention and treatment of mental illness and understanding its causes while educating the population and breaking the stigma surrounding mental illness. Additionally, it generates a network of best practices between mental health practitioners.
We are supporting the Douglas Foundation because of their unique program focused on putting a face on mental illness and raising awareness for mental health.
The Building Hope – The Movement is a program that unites ambassadors, researchers, clinicians, participants, employees, and volunteers to build hope for people suffering from mental health problems. The program focuses on three areas: patient care, research, and education.
Ami Quebec is a non-profit organization that helps families manage the effects of mental illness through support, education, guidance, and advocacy. The institution focuses not only on supporting the person suffering from mental health issues, but also their circle: parents, spouses, children, and friends.
We are supporting Ami Quebec because of its range of programs and support tools. The organization offers workshops, support groups, counselling, education & outreach, online learning, and hospital support. Their holistic approach provides a distinctive angle in treating and creating awareness about mental health disorders.