“Wild hope” for CAMH at breathtaking $100 million gift

An unknown philanthropist has donated $100 million to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in an unprecedented gift to any health or medical institution in Canada. The benfactor states that he/she has “seen the devastating impact of mental illness on individuals and their families” and wants to support research that will “directly transform care.” The donor also said that there is specific interest in supporting high-risk, high-reward research that can “enable quantum leaps forward.” “I believe CAMH is well-positioned to make a transformational impact in the field of mental health research,” the donor said.  At a news conference Thursday, CAMH President and CEO Dr. Catherine Zahn said the gift helps inject “wild, wild hope” into CAMH’s mission to “bring justice to people with mental illness.”

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