Royal Ottawa Foundation Gratitude In Mind Monthly E-Newsletter
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You transform mental health care innovation and discovery

Thank you for being a mental health champion in our community and subscribing to the Royal Ottawa Foundation's monthly e-newsletter. I hope you will find it engaging and inspiring.

In addition to being the Foundation's President, my connection to the mental health cause runs deeper. Mental illness has affected my family, friends, and colleagues. 

One in four Canadians is impacted by a mental illness or substance use disorder. But, only 20 per cent of the individuals who seek help will receive access to effective care.

The Royal is home to the University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research, where world-renowned scientists understand that not all individuals diagnosed with the same mental illness respond to the same treatments in the same way. These leaders are dedicated to discovering new and novel treatment solutions. 

Through this Gratitude in Mind e-newsletter, you will see how generous donations and community support provide hope and improve access to care.

With gratitude in mind,

Chris Ide

Royal Ottawa Foundation

Leaders for Mental Health Breakfast

If you missed the 2022 Leaders Breakfast, check out these heartfelt videos from former clients, where they share how The Royal transformed their lives, thanks to the support from caring donors like you. With your help, people are finding new hope — and for many, just when all hope seemed lost.

From new discoveries comes new hope

Your support fuels new and innovative discoveries to treat mental illness so more people can access personalized and more effective care sooner. This special publication highlights some of the transformative research and life-changing care you make possible.


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