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CAMH Foundation update regarding the Well@Work initiative
9/26/2016

TORONTO, September 26, 2016 — As a leading evidence-based, academic health sciences centre, CAMH stands by the progress made in the first year of the Well@Work Program and will remain grateful to Mr. Faas for sharing in the original vision and plans. We continue to work towards re-establishing Mr. Faas’ satisfaction as to the value of his gift and in the work undertaken with his support. We believe that, once completed, the initiative has the potential to positively influence workplace mental health across Canada. CAMH takes pride in our role as a national leader in promoting mental health in the workplace. We were the first hospital to adopt the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, and know that, as workplaces look to adopt the standard, there is growing demand for a program such as Well@Work.

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Canadian musicians to perform in support of CAMH
12/8/2015


All proceeds from the Andy Kim Christmas Show go to CAMH Gifts of Light program

TORONTO, Dec. 8, 2015 – More than 1,300 concert-goers will soon be rocking around the Christmas tree in support of the Centre for Mental Health and Addiction, thanks to the 11th Annual Andy Kim Christmas Show on Dec. 9. 
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CAMH home to first global centre dedicated to child and youth depression
10/15/2015
Today marks the creation of Canada’s new Cundill Centre for Child and Youth Depression and the launch of the #stopsuicide campaign
 

TORONTO, Sept. 29, 2015 – Today the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, Canada launched the Cundill Centre for Child and Youth Depression. Supported by a $15-million gift from The Peter Cundill Foundation, the new centre will lead a global effort to reduce the burden of depression in the first two decades of life.

CAMH ‘unmasks’ mental illness with art and culinary extravaganza
5/5/2015

TORONTO, May 5, 2015– More than 600 food and art lovers will come together on May 6 for UnMasked 2015 in support of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Presented by RBC Capital Markets, the event is host to an impressive list of attendees from the world of fashion, art, business, television and film. Held in 18 art galleries in downtown Toronto’s west end, some of the city’s most celebrated chefs and caterers will create culinary masterpieces for their guests. Read More

Capacity doubled at Ontario’s only psychiatric emergency department
10/30/2014

Transformation driven by Breakthrough Campaign donors alongside Ministry support

TORONTO (Oct. 30, 2014) – With increasing demand on Ontario’s only psychiatric emergency department, CAMH has improved and doubled the space available for 24/7 care for patients in crisis.   Read More

CAMH launches Canada’s largest hospital campaign for mental health: $200 million Breakthrough Campaign to transform mental health care
6/4/2014

An ambitious fundraising campaign to revolutionize mental health care was announced to nearly 1,000 guests attending the 2014 Transforming Lives Awards at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).

 


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Clara's Big Ride kicks off!
3/17/2014

To celebrate Clara’s cross-Canada journey, Bell Canada and CAMH Foundation hosted 110 clients, 53 CAMH staff and 12 Bell volunteers in the gymnasium to spend the afternoon with a few of Clara’s fellow Olympians.

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Ministry Release: Ontario Teaming Up With Mental Health Leaders to Create Medical Psychiatry Alliance
1/20/2014

Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews came to CAMH on Bell Let's Talk Day to announce a powerful new partnership called the Medical Psychiatry Alliance, designed to address the challenge of integrating mental and physical health care.

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Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews came to CAMH on Bell Let's Talk Day to announce a powerful new partnership called the Medical Psychiatry Alliance, designed to address the challenge of integrating mental and physical health care.
Slaight Family Foundation Announces $50M in Donations to Five Toronto Hospitals
10/30/2013

Donations will support leading edge health care techniques, state of the art facilities and major advancements in research and innovation.

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Back-to-school coping tips from CAMH expert featured in Toronto Star
9/2/2013

Dr. David Wolfe shares advice on how you can help your child cope with the anxiety they may feel about returning to the classroom.

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CAMH and SickKids join forces for children’s mental health
8/30/2013

As kids across the country go back to school this week, two of Canada’s leading specialty hospitals are joining forces to tackle one of the most pressing health issues of our time: understanding and improving children’s mental health.

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CAMH, MaRS and TVO team up to present Innovations in Mental Health
4/17/2013

On April 15, over 200 guests attended the 2nd event in the Innovations in Mental Health series at the MaRS Discovery District. One of the panelists, CAMH's Dr. George Foussias, discusses his work with virtual reality:

The March issue of The Walrus Magazine explores CAMH in The New Normal
2/1/2013

Family practice offers genetic testing with CAMH to predict which psychiatric meds work best
1/30/2013

The Thornhill Medical Centre, a clinic of family physicians, and CAMH are launching the first Canadian primary care centre to use personalized medicine.
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Accenture investment in CAMH employment assistance program helps people recovering from mental illness return to work
1/24/2013

Accenture is partnering with CAMH’s Employment Works! to help people recovering from mental illness return to meaningful and productive work.

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CAMH urges you to participate in National Non Smoking Week (Jan 20-26)
1/21/2013

CAMH is dedicated to helping people stop smoking, but we need your help. Please share these tips on how to quit smoking.

National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace Released
1/17/2013

The Mental Health Commission of Canada recently released a new set of guidelines around workplace mental health - a first in the world!

View the guidelines here

A Worldwide Crisis

#1
Mental illness is a leading cause of disability in Canada

70% 
of mental health problems and illnesses have their onset during childhood or adolescence

$51 billion
estimated cost per year of mental illness to the Canadian economy

500,000
Canadians are unable to work in any given week because of mental illness

60%
increase in unique patients at CAMH projected in the next two decades

50%
of people with serious mental illness comprise up to 50% of Canada's homeless

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation

Charitable Number:
106932320RR0001

100 Stokes Street, 5th Floor
Bell Gateway Building
Toronto, ON M6J 1H4
Canada

Toll-Free: 1.800.414.0471
Telephone: 416.979.6909
Fax: 416.979.6910 or fax the hospital

Need Mental Health Help?

CAMH operates central clinical and research facilities in Toronto. We also have 9 locations throughout the province that provide communities with education and support for program development, health promotion and prevention.

Find Help

Or contact the hospital toll-free at 1.800.463.6273