The impact of your gifts
It’s the perfect match: better research means better patient experience. Bring hope to people living with mental illness by supporting the next wave of mental health research breakthroughs, today. We are in the midst of a global mental health crisis. We need to understand more about the brain and about mental illness because people are losing more than hope—many are losing their lives.
Your gift will help speed up the pace of life-saving research and change the way we treat mental health. But that’s not all. By including a gift to support the Gifts of Light patient experience program at CAMH, you can have a real-time impact by inspiring hope for a patient today.
Stories of hope
"I am so thankful to the people who donate to CAMH. You are changing the lives of a lot of people. I’ve seen the changes. Young, old, disabled, people of every race. I see how the nurses and everyone else takes care of our clients and get their lives back.” — Stacey Bowen, Peer Support Worker & former CAMH patientREAD HER STORY
"I think people should support CAMH research because we’ve tolerated inaction far too long and inequity far too long. And it’s time for this to change. And it’s time for us to change the trajectory of people with mental illness." —Susan Conway, Mental Health AdvocateREAD HER STORY
"I really feel that the public needs to support mental health research initiatives at CAMH because after attempting suicide twice, I was placed in an integrated care pathway program created by CAMH scientists that saved my life. I wanted to get involved directly in CAMH research because I wanted to give back.” —Rohan, CAMH Patient & Mental Health AdvocateREAD HIS STORY
"When I went to CAMH, I only had the clothes I was wearing. They gave me more clothes, toiletries—all the basics—and it was so helpful...just having clean clothes, it made me feel a little more dignified." — Ethan Nino, former CAMH patientREAD THEIR STORY
"The relationship patients develop with Gifts of Light volunteers is so special. Since the conversations aren't medically based, these interactions allow patients to build a friendship and open dialogue.” —Christine Liverance, CAMH Recreational TherapistREAD HER STORY
"The best part of my job is seeing the smiles on our patients’ faces, and hearing from them and their families about how the program has helped them. I’m so proud when I get to share these stories.” —Quinn Kirby, Program Manager, Gifts of Light.READ HER STORY
Most needed gifts
Basic necessities, like a toothbrush and a pair of socks, mean everything to patients who arrive with nothing.ADD TO CART
Support life-saving research that will translate into better patient care.ADD TO CART
Help our patients brave the Canadian winter with a warm hat, scarf and mittens.ADD TO CART