Will you rise with us?

CAMH Sunrise Challenge Early Bird Registration
CAMH Sunrise Challenge

Rising Together

Sunrise Challenge week has arrived! Fundraisers and donors are invited to join us to celebrate the sunrise each day this week with a series of special virtual sunrise experiences. Check your email for your daily link to join. Whether you’re rising with us or on your own, we invite you to capture and share your Sunrise Moment each day. This 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.

Sunrise Moments


What is the Sunrise ChallengeTM?

The Sunrise Challenge fundraiser invited 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 are changing the way the world sees and treats mental illness. Thank you to all of our participants, donors and sponsors. Together, we raised over $2.4 million dollars.

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


4,660 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.