Mental illness is one of the most significant causes facing society today. Create your legacy by giving a gift in your will to the mental health movement—letting this and future generations know that Mental Health is Health.
Each year, CAMH provides over 34,000 individuals with exceptional care across clinical programs, support and rehabilitation services. Our researchers are working on solving some of the greatest challenges in medical science—and your legacy can help make life-saving breakthroughs a reality.
My legacy gift will be long lasting and help move research forward in a meaningful way to increase our understanding of mental illness. This is a gift for tomorrow.
A gift in your will is a simple and meaningful way to define your legacy and make a lasting impact for those experiencing mental illness. There are many ways to remember CAMH in your will.
You can leave a specific dollar amount.
You can leave a residual bequest where you can donate a percentage or the remainder of your estate after other needs have been fulfilled.
You can leave a contingent bequest made on the condition of a certain event.
We would be pleased to work with you and your advisors to arrange a legacy gift that best suits your goals. To learn more about how you can leave a legacy to help shape the future of mental health care, please contact Sarah Zachariah, Senior Manager, Legacy Philanthropy at 416 452-6027 or Sarah.Zachariah@camh.ca.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is there specific wording I should use to make a gift in my will?
Yes, there is legal text needed, but as you can see below, it's not complicated. Your advisor will be able to provide final text, but this a good place to start.
"I give the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Foundation (the sum of $_________) or (___________% of the residue of my estate)."
What other information will I need?
You'll need our address and our charitable registration number to properly update your will.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Foundation
100 Stokes Street, 5th Floor
Bell Gateway Building
Toronto, ON M6J 1H4
Charitable registration number: 106932320RR0001
Can I change my gift in the future?
Yes, just like any part of your will, you can modify and update the provisions in your will as you need.
Why should I make a general gift?
A general or unrestricted gift means that your gift can be used when and where it is most needed. That way, we can better respond to the changing needs of the community we serve.
Can I specify where my gift will go?
Yes, you can support a specific CAMH program. Please feel free to call us to find out how.