An anonymous donor has given CAMH $100M to support mental health research

Jan 12 2018, 12:36 am

A remarkable donation of $100 million has just been made to Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), making this the largest donation of its kind in Canada.

According to a press release from the centre, the donation was made by an anonymous donor and was dedicated to “defining the causes of mental illness and to developing the cures that will save lives and create hope.”

The donation will be used to create a Discovery Fund, which will allow CAMH to “accelerate its efforts to transform the lives of people who live with mental illness.”

Through the Discovery Fund, CAMH will be able to attract and hire new talent, explore big ideas, support young scientists and leverage data to expose the mysteries of the brain.

Mental illness is the world’s leading cause of disability which affects more than 6.7 million Canadians.

Through this generous donation, CAMH, Canada’s largest mental health academic health science centre, will be able to strengthen its efforts to save lives and create social change for all Canadians.

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