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The Ontario Mental Health Foundation, primarily funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, is stepping up efforts to increase its funding capacity for mental health research. As a part of our new Strategic Plan, we are accelerating opportunities with individual donors, as well as organizations, to support a greater number of research projects. Mental illness will touch us all, directly or indirectly, at one point in our lives. And it is this reality that drives us to find new, innovative ways to fund even more mental health research to advance the lives of Ontarians.

NEW! DOUBLE YOUR DONATION

The OMHF is providing a matching opportunity for individuals, businesses, corporations and foundations – basically, anyone who wants to ensure that our world-class research on mental illness continues. In this new program, you would contribute half the cost of a grant, fellowship or studentship, and we will match your donation!

For an investment starting at $12,500 annually, you could support the vital work of a mental health researcher in Ontario. The OMHF has three types of awards that are distributed annually to winning researchers: 

  • Grants are $75,000 per year; an investment in half of this award would be $37,500.
  • Fellowships are between $35,000 and $40,000 per year; an investment in half of this award would be between $17,000 and $20,000.
  • Studentships are $25,000; an investment in half of this award would be $12,500.

​If you are interested in doubling your donation, we’d be happy to hear from you! To learn more, please contact our Executive Director by email, or call 416-920-7721 ext. 202. 

ONE-TIME DONATION Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

If you’d like to make a one-time donation, any amount is appreciated. Donations are applied to our research competitions, which help to train researchers in Ontario and generate evidence-based mental health research. If you would like to mail in a donation, please click here to download the form. 

CanadaHelps issues an online Official Tax Receipt on our behalf, and we are notified of your donation. If you mail in your donation, a charitable income tax receipt will be mailed to you. We will send you an acknowledgement and our thanks, as well give you the option to receive future communications that will keep you in the loop regarding our latest news, activities and events.

IN MEMORY OF/IN HONOUR Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

In Memory - You could make an online donation in memory of a deceased family member or friend. If you would like to mail in a donation, please click here to download the form. Please fill out the necessary fields on the form, if you would like us to send a notification to the family. Please contact us if you would like a customized in memory link to circulate to your friends and family via email and/or social media. 

The Ontario Mental Health Foundation, established in 1962, was founded under the leadership of Justice Arthur Kelly, who made a sizable donation to the organization in memory of a loved one. 

In Honour - You could also celebrate a special event in someone’s life by donating to The Ontario Mental Health Foundation in honour of that person. You could make an online donation in honour of someone (for example, to celebrate a birthday, graduation, anniversary, wedding, bar or bat mitzvah). If you would like to mail in a donation, please click here to download the form. Please fill out the necessary fields on the form, if you would like us to send a notification to the honouree. Please contact us if you would like a customized in honour link to circulate to your friends and family via email and/or social media. 

MONTHLY GIVING Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

If you choose to become a monthly donor, your donations will help the OMHF to continue to train emerging and established researchers in the province as well as generate evidence-based mental health interventions that can have real-world applications for Ontarians. All you need to do to set up your monthly giving online is to simply click on the above button. 

CanadaHelps issues an online Official Tax Receipt on our behalf, and we are notified of your donation. We will send you an acknowledgement and our thanks, as well give you the option to receive future communications that will keep you in the loop regarding our latest news, activities and events.

HOST A FUNDRAISING EVENT  Fundraise Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

If you or someone you know is interested in holding, for example, a golf tournament or a bowl-a-thon where the proceeds from your event benefits the OMHF, we’d be happy to hear from you! Please contact our Executive Director by email, or call 416-920-7721 ext. 202. We can provide you with customized fundraising pages to help your participants raise money. Ask us how. 

GIVE A GIFT OF SECURITIES Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

If you are interested in donating securities, we’d be happy to hear from you! 

MAKE A GIFT IN YOUR WILL

If you’re planning your estate, you could make a future gift by will (bequest) to The Ontario Mental Health Foundation. Part of your important legacy would then include helping to ensure that the OMHF continues to support world-class mental health research today and tomorrow for not only your loved ones but also future generations of Ontarians.

If you are interested in bequeathing or need more information, please contact our Executive Director by email, or call 416-920-7721 ext. 202.

The Markham Amazing Race to benefit the Ontario Mental Health Foundation was held on Saturday, April 9th. It was organized by the Markham Mayor’s Youth Council. Thanks to the organizers and participants for their $2,100 donation to support lifesaving mental health research.