How To Start A Fundraiser

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is more than a hospital. It's a catalyst for change. With your help, we are able to respond to urgent needs and put your donations to work changing how the world sees and treats mental illness. Organize a fundraiser in support of CAMH and help us tackle some of the most complex problems, including suicide. Whether you already have an idea or you need inspiration, we will guide you through the planning process and provide you with the tools, resources and support to organize a successful fundraiser. From the smallest gestures to the biggest cultural changes and everything in between, you can give people experiencing mental illness help, hope and a better tomorrow.

Looking for virtual ways to connect with family, friends or colleagues in support of mental health? Visit our fundraising ideas page to find inspiration to turn your idea into reality.


Get Inspired

Need a creative fundraising idea? Check out the examples below and dream up your own fundraiser that inspires action.


Take Action

Register today to create your personal fundraising page and use our online toolkit to help you spread the word and collect donations.


Make a Difference

Go forward knowing your fundraiser will help transform how our communities think about mental health and will give people time: time for people to get the help they need, time for families to heal, and time for researchers and clinicians to make breakthroughs and offer new treatment options for those experiencing mental illness.

Why Get Involved?

By holding your own fundraiser in support of CAMH, you will be breaking down stigma around mental illness and difficult topics like suicide.

Your support matters

One in two Canadians experience mental illness by the time they reach 40 years of age. Suicide claims the lives of 4,000 Canadians every year—almost 11 people per day. Your support will help us make today not the day we lose someone else to suicide.

You will make an impact

Every dollar you raise helps CAMH clinicians offer treatments for those facing suicide and it gives researchers the ability to make new discoveries to prevent suicide in the future.

We make it easy!

You will get instant access to an online tool kit with resources to help you plan your event and make fundraising easy and fun!