The Breakthrough Challenge 2021

Thursday, September 9, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Virtual Event

The Breakthrough Challenge is your chance to support groundbreaking research taking place at Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).

In 2013, The Breakthrough Challenge was created as a unique way to engage young professionals passionate about mental health care - through an evening dedicated to celebrating innovative mental health research at CAMH.

Each year guests learn about the work of three CAMH researchers, and cast their vote for the winning researcher to receive a $10,000 research grant!

This year’s event will be broadcast at the beautiful Ricarda’s Restaurant in the heart of the Entertainment district in Downtown Toronto. This year’s event will feature a live cooking demo from top Toronto Chef Joe Friday, prizes and giveaways, and a live Q&A with the researchers. The evening will be hosted by Jeremy Dias, one of CAMH’s Difference Makers for Mental Health, and will feature closing remarks from Deborah Gillis, President and CEO of CAMH Foundation.

Join us for this year's VIRTUAL Breakthrough Challenge

... and we hope to see you again in person in 2022!


Please choose from one of the following ticket types. One ticket may be purchased per transaction. CAMH Engage thanks you for your generous support of mental health research at CAMH.

Tier 1: Individual Ticket - $10.00*

  • 1 (one) e-ticket and unique code to the Breakthrough Challenge Event 2021

Tier 2: Individual Ticket + Gift Box - $79.00*

  • 1 (one) e-ticket and unique code to the Breakthrough Challenge Event 2021
  • 1 (one) gift box to be shipped after the event is completed

Tier 3: Individual Ticket + Dinner + Gift Box - $99.00*

  • One (1) e-ticket and unique code to the CAMH Breakthrough Challenge Event 2021
  • One (1) burger meal cooked onsite by top Toronto Chef Joe Friday during the event, delivered to you to enjoy at home. Limited to guests in the following postal codes due to food quality controls: M5T, M5V, M5G, M5H, M5X, M6J. If you select this option and live outside the area code, a meal will be donated to the nearest homeless shelter.
  • One (1) gift box to be shipped after the event is completed.

*Tickets are not tax-deductible.

We're sorry, the deadline for buying tickets for this event has passed.