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One glorious gift: Slaight Family Foundation Centre for Youth in Transition at CAMH

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I’m thrilled to let you know that CAMH is one of five Toronto hospitals to receive a $10 million donation from the Slaight Family Foundation as part of a $50 million gift toward advancing healthcare for the citizens of Toronto and Ontario. The impact of the five initiatives will be both local and global and will serve people today and into the future. (Image from left to right: CAMH CEO Catherine Zahn, Slaight Family Foundation’s Donna Slaight, Gary Slaight, Ali Slaight, Singer Tom Cochrane, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Deb Matthews, and UHN CEO Bob Bell.)

The donation to CAMH, announced yesterday in a press conference, will go towards the development of the Slaight Family Centre for Youth in Transition at CAMH.  The Centre will be the first in Canada dedicated to integrating clinical care, brain research and supportive mental health programs for youth 18-25 with complex mental illness. There will be a focus on developing leading-edge treatments and understanding the right therapeutic options for best possible outcomes in this vulnerable population.The Centre will draw on existing CAMH expertise to support families and assist young people in improving social and intellectual function to maintain long-term recovery.

It’s an historic moment for Toronto health care and for CAMH.

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