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.

Everybody Counts

Events / Campaigns

    Sunday, October 22, 2017



 EMBODY YOGA is family-friendly event raising
awareness and funds for mental health.

Check out last year’s event highlights in the video link below:

YOGA Provides Limitless Benefit to EVERYONE!

    More EMBODY YOGA Information Coming Soon.
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Coast to Coast Cleaning Supplies | Four Seasons Aviation Ltd. | Merrithew
Moksha Yoga Etobicoke | Connor, Clark and Lunn Financial Group 
Mastermind Toys | Halfmoon | Flaghouse

Together we raised ‎over $14,000!

Our goal for Griffin Centre’s Holiday Campaign was to raise $5,000 to provide individuals and their families with a warm meal over the holiday season. Due to your overwhelming generousity, together we raised ‎over $14,000!

The holiday season is a difficult time for many individuals and families but those struggling to put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads experience significant challenges every day. Your donation has helped youth who are trying to live independently in the community, single parents, newcomers and low income individuals with mental health needs who do not have access to affordable, nutritious meals. By providing a warm meal for the holidays, we have decreased the risks of mental health concerns and increased the overall well-being of the individuals we serve. 

Thank you for all your support!

Thank you for helping Griffin Centre
over $60,000!

Thank you to our sponsors, donors, participants and volunteers. EMBODY YOGA was a phenomenal success!  Your support has made a difference in the lives of those living with mental health challenges.



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Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Contributors of Product & Services


4imprint, Canadian Real Superstore, Cineplex Cinemas, Gay Lea Foods, Halfmoon Yoga, Loblaws, Lolë, Mastermind Toys, MERRITHEW™ , Metro, Novotel, North York, Pizza Pizza, Shizen Spa Toronto, Shoppers Drug Mart, SunLife Financial, Toronto Argonauts, VIA Rail, Fresh Restaurants