1 in 5 Canadians are affected by mental illness in their lifetime.

We are facing a Canada-wide mental health crisis. The mental health impacts of the pandemic combined with lack of accessible mental health services and the stigma surrounding mental illness are causing many Canadians to struggle in silence. The facts are staggering, but together we can help.

    • On average, 12 Canadians die by suicide every day.
    • Among 15 to 34 year olds, suicide is the second leading cause of death in Canada.
    • The stigma is real. A 2019 survey highlighted that Canadians were three times less likely to disclose a mental illness than a physical illness.


In response to the crisis, Canadian mental health charities are working tirelessly to de-stigmatize mental health and provide critical community-based mental health services.

These services include advocacy efforts, crisis support through crisis hotlines, mental health counselling, education, and other types of treatment and medical services. As charities continue to save lives and create change in our communities, they look to us for support. To continue their work, they need our help.

Become a mental health champion

 Your gift can help a family treat a child struggling with severe anxiety, provide crisis intervention for someone considering suicide, help a trauma survivor overcome their experience, and much more.

Your gift can save a life.  Now is the time to become a mental health champion!


The  Support Mental Health Fund includes more than 470 registered charities supporting mental health and fighting mental illness. The charities in this Fund are selected through an algorithmic approach, taking their stated focus, mission, and description into account. The list of charities included in this Fund is updated regularly, you can view the latest list here.

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