Will you rise with us?

CAMH Sunrise Challenge Early Bird Registration
CAMH Sunrise Challenge

Rising Together

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.

Each day of the Challenge, we’ll host a virtual sunrise experience for fundraisers and donors to come together and celebrate the sunrise together while doing something positive for our mental health.

Breaking News

Raise $300 or more by June 3 and you will be automatically entered into a draw to win two (2) Economy Class return tickets for travel to any Air Canada scheduled destination in North America including Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean. Tickets are valid July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 and blackout periods apply. The winner will be announced during the Sunrise Challenge Closing Ceremonies on June 6. CAMH strongly encourages adherence to government guidelines. Travel only when it is safe to do so.

Official CAMH Sunrise Challenge 2021 Fundraiser Contest Rules

What is the Sunrise ChallengeTM?

The Sunrise Challenge fundraiser invites Canadians to wake up with the sun for one week (May 31-June 6) while raising money to support the groundbreaking mental health research and suicide prevention initiatives happening at CAMH. By rising together and rallying our friends, family and co-workers behind the cause, we can change the way the world sees and treats mental illness.

how to participate

TM/MC — Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation (for registered or unregistered marks)

The Time is Now

At its most serious, mental illness can be fatal. In Canada, 11 people die by suicide every day. Globally, 800,000 lives are lost to this tragic outcome every year. The statistics are harrowing, but there is hope on the horizon. We created the Sunrise Challenge because it’s time. Time to invest in mental health like we do physical health. Time to end the silence, stigma, and shame that still surround mental illness today. Time to rise together and stop mental illness from destroying lives.

Why We Rise

Funds Raised


3,284 participants

Every dollar makes a difference.
Thank you for helping us get closer to our goal.

Sponsor Stories

Top Fundraisers

These early risers are raising the bar.


Thank you to our generous sponsors for rising with us to make the 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.