Donna Slaight has been a member of the CAMH Foundation Board of Directors since 2011. Donna, as Chair of the Gifts of Light Committee, spearheads efforts to develop the Gifts of Light program, a volunteer/donor initiative at CAMH dedicated to providing year-round comfort, care, and dignity for all CAMH clients. The Gifts of Light program aims to support all clients on their road to recovery and ultimately eliminate barriers to treatment. Through fundraising and in-kind donations, the program works directly with staff to identify the basic needs of CAMH clients. The mission has grown to include programming and special events that enhance the CAMH client experience during treatment.
A human rights activist, Donna is actively involved with Human Rights Watch. Established in 1978, Human Rights Watch is an international organization known for its accurate, effective and impartial reporting on the human rights conditions in more than 90 countries around the globe. Donna serves as the Chair of the Human Rights Watch Canada Committee, is a member of the International Board of Human Rights Watch, and also sits on their Women’s Rights Advisory Committee.
Donna is married to Gary Slaight and has two daughters, Alison and Christina. Gary directs the Slaight Family Foundation, which supports projects related to health care, social service initiatives, arts, and culture, with a focus on projects that support at-risk or disadvantaged youth.