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



At the Griffin Centre, we assist over 2,500 people each year to recognize their strengths, achieve
their goals and improve their lives. Griffin Centre promotes positive change for vulnerable youth
and adults with mental health challenges and/or developmental disabilities and their families.
We are dedicated to delivering innovative services and developing creative partnerships that
enhance lives and communities.






Griffin Centre provides a stimulating, nurturing and flexible environment that allows staff to pursue different interests and learning opportunities. Our professional staff is committed to helping youth, adults and their families deal with the challenges they face in their lives.

Griffin Centre is an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and welcome applicants from all culture, abilities and sexual and gender identities.

Interested in applying to Griffin Centre? Please send your resume and cover letter to:

Attn: Human Resources
Griffin Centre Mental Health Services
1126 Finch Ave West, Unit 16
Toronto, Ontario
M3J 3J6

or Email: resume@griffincentre.org