2019 Holiday Giving Campaign

At this time of year, we invite you to celebrate the spirit of giving with a donation that will bring hope to Canadians experiencing mental illness and addiction. Together, we can elevate our collective impact and bring health and resilience to more people, sooner.

About the Charities


  • Transforms mental health and addiction services through research
  • Measures treatment outcomes in mental health and addiction with an aim to improve services
  • Partners with leading scientists, universities, patients and clinicians to create “living research environments” that enable research discoveries to be put into practice to help more people, faster
  • Merges research with practice to improve care faster 

Janice Lace, Campaign Chair, HRI

It is an honour to return to this role for a second year. In 2018, I retired after 30 years of service at Homewood Health Centre as the Director of Operations. I collaborated with HRI on a number of projects that supported program development initiatives to enhance patient care, and I believe the partnership between HRI and Homewood Health has the potential to transform mental health in Canada.

Why does Janice donate?

  • Provides volunteer services and charitable funding to support Homewood Health Centre patients and the greater HHC community
  • Enhances patient resources, including the library, fitness centre, labyrinth and gardens, as well as horticultural, music and creative arts therapies
  • Supports the annual Addiction Medicine Spiritual Renewal Services
  • Provides basic necessities to patients in need

Mary Ferguson, Campaign Chair, HVA

As a long time Guelphite who was raised with rural values, I believe in the importance of giving back to your community. I have been volunteering at Homewood Health Centre for five years and am currently the President of the Homewood Volunteer Association. Helping to improve patients’ experiences is a simple act of kindness that is truly appreciated by the patients and helps with their recovery.

Why does Mary donate?