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


Griffin Centre thanks the following "Champions" for their commitment and generous support

Core Funding

Ministry of Community and Social Services/ Ministry of Children and Youth Services
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Grant funding

CHUM Charitable Foundation, CHUMCity Christmas Wish
City of Toronto, Access & Equity Grant
City of Toronto, AIDS Prevention Grant
City of Toronto, DAPP Grant
City of Toronto, Public Health
Comart Foundation
Department of Justice, Canada - Youth Justice Renewal Fund, Community Partnerships
Elegant Lions Club
Human Resources Development Canada
Jays Care Foundation
Kids Up Front Foundation
Ontario Trillium Foundation
Raptors Foundation
TELUS Community Board
The George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation
The Provincial Centre of Excellence for Children and Youth Mental Health at CHEO
Toronto Arts Council
Toskan Foundation


Adler Employment Agency Inc.
Alexander Computer Systems
Bestway Electric
Borden Ladner Gervais
C.R. Marchant Middle School
Cadbury Chocolate Canada Inc.
Catered Affair
CCL Industries
CIBC World Markets
Coast To Coast Cleaning Supplies
Compass Promotions
Cool Check
Corby Distilleries
Cyber Office Café Inc.
Famous Players
George Weston Limited
Golden Maple Coins
Grace Textile
Grande Linens & Textiles Inc.
Insite Computer Group Inc.
Interpersonal Dynamics Management
ISYS Canada Inc.
Janssen-Ortho Inc.
Jordan Stewart Jewellers
Laterna Restaurant
MacDonald, Sager & Manis
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
Metro Beauty Supply Ltd.
Micro Alternative Solutions Inc.
Multicolour Decorating
National Trust
Newtonbrook Home Hardware
Norquest Contracting Group Ltd.
Northwest Atlantic Retail Inc.
Ontario Science Centre
Phones 4 You
RBC Financial
Salvation Army
Silverview Home Owner's Association
Sports Fantasy
Tata’s Restaurant
The Office Gourmet
The Wynford Group
Thornhill Secondary School
Tigo Enterprises Inc.
Toronto Elegant Lions Club
TransCore Link Logistics Corp.
VIP Entertainment
Weston Collegiate Institute

Individual Donors

Poncey Acromond
Margaret Albert
Jeffrey Ardielli
Lee Ardouin
Melanie Ardouin
Lauren Asmussen
Jose Aviles
Mary Berrill
Irene Bhumgara
Ruth & Charles Bodley
Daniel Brielmayer
Diane Broad
Aileen Brown
Lorraine Brown
Nick Chan
Benny Siu Wai Cheung
Rowena Chu
Helen Kar Po Chui
Joan Cronkwright-Walkins
Howard Cronsberry
Lorna Cronsberry
Danny Cushing
Laurie Dart
Anthony Del Zotto
Suzanne Detenbeck
Brian Dickie
S. Mehdi Djazayeri
Carolyn Doyle
Peggy Dowdall-Logie
Brian and Janice Dunk
Mr. & Mrs. A. Ellis
Jill Eagleson
Paul Fraser
Christina Garcia
Brenda Greenberg
Dr. John Griffin
John Guenther
Marilyn Harder
Stephen Harris
Alex Hayward
Patricia Holt
Alexander Houston
April Hsueh
Margaret Hui
Raymond Hunt
Bill Swirsky
Carol Jacobsen
Erin Jackson
Pearl Johnston
Kathy Kacer
Daniel Kaplan
Mr. & Mrs. F. Karim
Michelle Lavergne
Mr. & Mrs. Ledo
Anne Marie MacDonald
Barbara Macdonald
Mark Marmer
Victor Masango
Seymour Matthew
Drew Markle
Mr. Leonid Milov and Mrs. Galina Milova
Blema Miller
Daisy Misick
Freya Morrison
Rick Morrison
Michael Navy
Mark Ng-A-Kein
Ms. Eulan O’Connor
Lee Pearson
E. Winnie Percival
Tyrone and Ruby Phipps
Camille Porter
Rose Powell
Matthew Rapus
Sharon Richards
Beth Richardson
Brenda Roach
Lois and Jim Roots
David Rowed
Camron Ross
Margaret Ross
Arlene Sager
Sharon Spears
Rudolph Stewart
Marg and VicTimmins
Ihsan Totah
Denise Toussaint
Richard Tuttle
Catia Valenti
Gem Vanvield
Duane Wadden
Simon Warga
William West
Karen Wharton
Chris Wheeler
Doris Wheler
Christina Wong


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