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 believes in:

Working with consumers, their families, and communities to find solutions to their concerns.
Helping consumers and their families to build on their strengths and develop new skills.
Being sensitive to the cultural and ethnic heritage and traditions of consumers and their families.
Working closely with communities to develop new services for consumers and their families.
Involving consumers and their families in planning and decision-making.
Helping consumers and families to help themselves.


Griffin Centre is a recognized innovator and provider of smart solutions for people with complex needs. We work in partnership with numerous community organizations to meet the needs of youth, adults and their families.

A range of professional services are offered at the Centre, including assessment, crisis supports, service coordination & planning, individual, family and group counselling, specialized day/residential services, and respite services.


Griffin Centre is committed to promoting the independence, dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity of persons with disabilities by ensuring the accessibility of our facilities and services.

Accessibility is ingrained in the way we deliver our services, and Griffin Centre complies with Ontario's Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

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