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The Challenge

Taking the Sunrise Challenge is a fun and simple way to support CAMH and the work we’re doing to find new solutions to the most complex issues in mental health.

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Rising Together

Participants in the Sunrise Challenge are asked to post a photo of their Sunrise Moment with #CAMHSunriseChallenge to social media every day of the challenge.

  • Your Sunrise Moment can be a picture of the sunrise, an alarm clock, your breakfast, or anything else that shows people you completed the challenge that day by waking up early.
  • We encourage you to do something positive for your mental health during your Sunrise Moment — whether that means taking time to meditate, move or read.
  • Sign up for the Sunrise Challenge email updates for announcements about our daily Sunrise activities!


  • April 22 Early bird deadline
  • May 11 We Rise Together Rally for Mental Health
  • May 30 - June 3 Event Week

2022 honorary chair

Jim Treliving
Jim Treliving

Message to Participants

This year I am participating in The Sunrise Challenge to support the groundbreaking mental health research and suicide prevention initiatives happening at CAMH. Mental Health impacts 1 in 5 Canadians and alongside my wife Sandi, we believe strongly in investing in mental health and ending the stigma that has long been associated with mental illness.

The Sunrise Challenge encourages Canadians to wake up before sunrise for one week straight from May 30th to June 3rd and do something positive for your mental health. This could be anything from meditation, to exercise, to reading a book or writing in a journal. The important thing is setting some time aside right at the start of your day and doing something positive to support your mental health. Not only will you be doing good for your body and mind but participants in the Sunrise Challenge will also be raising money to support CAMH.

Whether you form your own team, join a team, or donate I encourage everyone to join me in participating in the 2022 CAMH Sunrise Challenge.

The time is now to rise together and stop mental illness from destroying lives and to end the silence, stigma, and shame that still surround mental illness today.


Thank you to our generous sponsors for rising with us to make the 2022 Sunrise Challenge possible. With their support, we’re accelerating progress in mental health research, improving access to care, and creating hope for people who live with mental illness every day.