Did You Know?

It is estimated that 10-20% of Canadian youth are affected by a mental illness or disorder - the single most disabling group of disorders worldwide.

20% of Canadians will personally experience a mental illness in their lifetime.

1 to 3% of Canadians have a developmental disability.

Of 80,000 individuals with a developmental disability in Ontario, 24,000 have a dual diagnosis.

It is estimated that 77% of adults with a developmental disability also live in poverty.

Lesbian, gay and bisexual youth are 14 times more likely to attempt suicide than heterosexual youth.

Lesbian, gay and bisexual youth experience substance abuse problems 3 to 5 times higher than heterosexual youth.

Mental illness indirectly affects all Canadians at some time through a family member, friend or colleague.

Mental illness affects people of all ages, educational and income levels, and cultures.

It is estimated that 10-20% of Canadian youth are affected by a mental illness or disorder - the single most disabling group of disorders worldwide.

Approximately 8% of adults will experience major depression at some time in their lives.

Anxiety disorders affect 5% of the household population, causing mild to severe impairment.

Suicide accounts for 24% of all deaths among 15-24 year olds and 16% among 25-44 year olds.

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in both men and women from adolescence to middle age.

The mortality rate due to suicide among men is four times the rate among women.

Almost one half (49%) of those who feel they have suffered from depression or anxiety have never gone to see a doctor about this problem.

Mental illnesses can be treated effectively.

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We accept cash cheques, Visa or MasterCard. Please make cheques payable to:
Griffin Centre, 1126 Finch Avenue West, Unit 16, Toronto, Ontario M3J 3J6

By Phone or Fax: T (416) 222-1153 or F (416) 222-1321
By Mail: 1126 Finch Avenue West, Unit 16, Toronto, Ontario M3J 3J6
E-mail:  fundraising@griffincentre.org

We will gratefully acknowledge your donation on this website and in our annual report in the Champions section.  Receive a charitable tax receipt for donations of $20 or more or as requested.  Please note, we do not release, sell, or share our donor list.

We know your contribution will make a difference.  Thank you for joining our efforts in delivering services that will enhance lives and communities.

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Monthly giving is a convenient way to make a meaningful gift to Griffin Centre. You can divide your total donation into manageable monthly amounts allowing you greater control and providing Griffin Centre with year-round support. Donors who choose to make monthly gifts will receive one combined tax receipt at the close of each calendar year.


Honour or celebrate a momentous event with a gift to Griffin Centre. Griffin Centre’s Tribute Program can acknowledge the memory of those who are dearly missed or honour persons on special occasions, such as birthdays, anniversaries and graduations, Mother's Day, Father's Day, and special holidays throughout the year.

When Griffin Centre receives your Tribute gift, those honoured or the family of those remembered receive a card notifying them of your gift, without indicating the amount of the gift. Your support play's a significant part in helping Griffin Centre enhance lives and communities.

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By considering a gift to Griffin Centre in your will, you may be able to make a more significant gift than you ever thought possible.  After providing for the needs of your loved ones, a charitable bequest to Griffin Centre would allow you to continue to have an impact on the lives of clients into the future and may provide significant tax savings to your estate. You will want to discuss the considerations of a bequest with your lawyer or financial planner.  We'd be pleased to discuss with you details of how a bequest would benefit Griffin Centre.  Contact us at (416) 222-1153 or fundraising@griffincentre.org


We appreciate any contributions that can be used as prizes in our fundraising initiatives. Gifts of equipment or supplies for our programs are also welcome.  To make an in-kind donation please contact us at (416) 222-1153 or fundraising@griffincentre.org