Mental Health is complicated, but doesn’t need to be so complicated. We have seen and experienced many uncomplicated things that make such a difference. Maybe you have, too. There are many simple ways that you can get involved and make a positive difference to child and youth mental health throughout Canada.
make a gift
We rely on donors, like you, to continue investing, and influencing investment, in young people and seeing them as assets. Make a one-time gift today to support child and youth mental health.
Monthly donors, like you, share our commitment to child and youth mental health. And, like us, you know that change comes through supporting families and long term investment in working together for change. Monthly gifts offer sustainable funds that enable FamilySmart™ to plan for the future, expand our programs and help even more families in need. Get started.
Not ready to give monthly? Make a one-time donation.
donate stocks and securities
Donating publicly-traded stocks or mutual funds to FamilySmart™ offers you a tax-smart way of giving. You will need to instruct your broker to transfer the securities to the FamilySmart™ brokerage account so please contact us for more information.
become an ambassador
FamilySmart™ Ambassadors demonstrate their commitment to child and youth mental health by donating $5,000 or more each year and being actively involved in the work of FamilySmart™. As partners in our work, Ambassadors receive one-to-one updates, special recognition and unique opportunities to connect with FamilySmart™ and our team on a regular basis to see the long-term impact of your gift. Contact us for additional information or make a donation today.
partner with us
We partner with foundations, both large and small – from smaller family and private foundations to larger corporate and community foundations – to actively support child and youth mental health. We are always seeking new connections and would love to discuss how we could work in partnership. Please contact us.
We partner with businesses of all sizes, working on sponsorship of events, cause-related marketing, employee fundraising campaigns, green ribbon campaigns and more. If you’d like to explore ways that we could work in partnership with your company and your employees or customers, please contact us.
Fundraise for Child and Youth Mental Health
Show the world you care by organizing a fundraising event in your community to support child and youth mental health. Use your creativity and passion to create the perfect fundraiser for you and your networks – a yoga weekend, sponsored walk, evening gala, club night. You can also use events in your life – your birthday or wedding for example – to encourage your friends and family to donate to a cause close to your heart. Contact us for more information or donate here. You can also organize events to support May 7th, Child and Youth Mental Health Day.
May 7th, Child and Youth Mental Health Day
‘FamilySmart™ is about adults investing in young people and seeing them as assets’ – Young Adult.
“I Care About You” is our campaign every year for May 7th, Child & Youth Mental Health Day. It engages young people and caring adults in the lives of children and youth. We ask adults to show they care by joining us, and others, on May 7th to connect with young people and recognize their strengths, contributions, lived experience and resiliency, as well as raising awareness and reducing stigma around mental health. Please contact us about how you would like get involved on May 7th, or donate here.