An anonymous donor has made a staggering $100-million gift to Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
“I send my own 100 million thank-yous from the bottom of my heart to our bold benefactor,” CAMH president Dr. Catherine Zahn said to a cheering crowd of some 200 people, gathered in a centre gym for the announcement.
“I’m happy to say that CAMH will now have the opportunity to animate our hope in a way that we’ve only secretly imagined,” Zahn said.
The donation was given to support research into mental illnesses, which affect some 6.7 million Canadians and are the leading cause of disability on earth.
“I believe CAMH is well-positioned to make a transformational impact in the field of mental health research,” the donor, who insisted on anonymity, said in a media release.
“I have seen the devastating impact of mental illness on individuals and their families; I want to provide support to the …