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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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Policy



Procurement, Expenses and Perquisites Policies and Procedures

In accordance with the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010 and the Directives with respect to the Act, Griffin Centre has posted it procurement, expenses and perquisites policies on its website to ensure that they are accessible to all employees of the organization, all suppliers and other stakeholders. The Centre’s Procurement policies contain the Ontario Broader Public Sector Supply Chain Code of Ethics which has been formally adopted by the agency

Click here to view our Procurement Policy

Click here to view our Expenses

Click here to view our Expense Reimbursements

Click here to view our Perquisites

Click here to view our Agency Credit Cards

Click here to view our Attestation of Compliance 2015-2016

Click here to view The Strategic Framework Review for 2015-2016

Click here to view The Balanced Scorecard Summary Documents for 2015-2016

Click here to view our Attestation of Compliance 2016-2017

Click here to view The Strategic Framework Review for 2016-2017