Our world. Made better.
Through mental health research.

TODAY: 11 Canadians will end their lives.

THIS WEEK: 500,000 Canadians will miss work due to their mental health.

THIS YEAR: Families, communities and caregivers will be impacted as 1 in 5 Canadians experiences mental illness.

We fund mental health research
that betters the lives of Canadians.

Mental Health Research Canada (MHRC) funds innovative mental health research that addresses the urgent and specific needs of Canadians.

We engage with a diverse group of stakeholders nation-wide and all levels of government to determine the most pressing research questions. Then we put out a call for research submissions and select the best researchers in Canada to undertake the study.

The result: mental health research that serves the unique needs of individual communities from coast to coast to coast.

In advancing mental health for all Canadians, MHRC is also advancing Canada as a leader in mental health research around the world.

 

Fundraising for MHRC

MHRC welcomes organizations and individuals who want to raise funds on our behalf. We ask that you,  as a third-party fundraiser, contact us at the start of the process to ensure adherence to our policies and procedures. We also encourage donors to contact us if anyone needs to confirm our association with a fundraising initiative.

Increasing diversity, gender and geographical representation key to growth of board and Mental Health Research Canada

 

“MHRC is a stakeholder-driven mental research organization, and we view our biggest stakeholder as being the one in five Canadians who are living with mental health. So we want our board to reflect our stakeholders, and that includes having board members with wide experience,” explains John Trainor, Chair of MHRC, the only charity in Canada that exclusively funds mental health research.

From Nova Scotia is Katie Aubrecht, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Canada Research Chair in Health Equity and Social Justice at St. Francis Xavier University. 

From Newfoundland is Lisa Browne, Chief Executive Officer of Stella’s Circle. 

From Saskatchewan is Caroline Tait, Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Saskatchewan. 

Mental Health Research Canada is:

The number of Ontario teens visiting a hospital emergency department for self-harm more than doubled over nearly a decade, according to a new study that researchers say shows rising demand for mental health supports in the province. #MentalHealthMatters #MHResearchMatters

Ottawa Citizen@OttawaCitizen

Although the data offers no evidence about what is behind the dramatic increase, its timing coincides with the introduction of the iPhone and more common use of smartphones in society. https://t.co/qA0bz05goc

Far more attention should be devoted to preventing mental illness rather than simply treating it as it arises, according to an article in the @guardian , comparing the current approach to only treating heart disease after a cardiac arrest. #MHRCanadaCares

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