By now, most of us are familiar with Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But the true opening day of the annual holiday season is GivingTuesday, a national day of giving, and a time when Canadians come together to support charities and non-profit organizations that make our lives and our nation better each day. Founded in 2013 by the GIV3 Foundation and CanadaHelps, GivingTuesday is a grassroots movement that is now celebrated in 71 countries. This year, GivingTuesday falls on Tuesday, November 29.
As a registered charity and an organization that gives back to the health and well-being of Canadians each day through vital mental health and addictions research, the Homewood Research Institute invites you to celebrate the season of giving by supporting our efforts to improve mental health and addiction treatment outcomes for all Canadians.
When you donate to HRI, you support research that will advance both practice and science in the field of mental health and addictions. We engage patients, families, clinicians, treatment providers and scientific experts in solution-focused studies that will improve care for those struggling with mental health and addiction problems. Our vision is clear: no life held back or cut short by mental illness or addiction. And our vision can be achieved through the collaboration, knowledge exchange and robust scientific research that your donations support each day.
Donations can be made in honor or in memory of someone special and can be designated to a priority area of research that is most meaningful to you as a donor, such as addiction, trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, or to the Shelley Marshall Scholarship Fund.
HRI is grateful to our past and current donors, without whom we would not be able to continue making a difference in the lives of Canadians.