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About Gifts of Light

Gifts of Light are practical, meaningful gifts that meet the unique needs of patients at CAMH. When you purchase Gifts of Light on behalf of your friends and family, you help people experiencing mental illness on their journey to recovery.

Gift of Light was founded in 2008 thanks to the generosity of our donors, and continues today as a 100% donor-funded program. Gifts of Light works with patients, families, and front-line clinical staff to identify the patient wellness gaps in our system, with the goal of improving the patient experience.

Over 13,000 patients each year benefit from the everyday essentials, unique activities and meaningful experiences provided by this patient-centred program.

Purchase of a Gift of Light today and give light to a patient living with mental illness.


Provide Comfort: The simplest things can provide comfort during a hospital stay. In this category, you’ll find products like an Emergency Kit, Self-Care and Pajamas and Slippers.

Improve Health: Build confidence through personal care and self-expression. In this category, you’ll find products like Pet Therapy, Dental Check-up and Healing Through Art.

Encourage Success: Help a patient find the courage to continue on their journey to recovery. In this category, you’ll find products like Lifelong Learning, Reading for Recovery and Milestone Celebrations.

Give a Fresh Start: Help our patients set themselves up for success and healing. In this category, you’ll find products like Cooking Classes, Furnish a Home and The Brightest Gift of Light.

How it Works

When you purchase a gift online, you can choose from several greeting card options — there are three ecards to choose from or we can mail a paper card to you.

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