Thank you for your interest in donating to the The New Mentality! Your gift will support a movement to amplify youth voice and support young people to contribute to creating a better mental health system.
The New Mentality gives voice to young people’s stories that often don’t get heard. We create spaces where youth experiencing mental illness have the opportunity to create change in the mental health system and in the way society views mental health. Youth tell us that being in a community that accepts them and allows them to be fully themselves in the midst of their mental health struggles is life changing. As a donor you can help support us in creating these life changing experiences for young people.
“I joined New Mentality because I want to talk about mental health to youth and make a difference. Knowing that I can make a change and help other youth is a great feeling.”
–Alisha, 15 Kingston New Mentality
How to Donate
We accept one-time or monthly online donations through our Canada Helps page, as well as cheques through the mail. For online donations be sure to specify in the ‘Message to Children’s Mental Health Ontario’ section that you want your donation to go The New Mentality, otherwise it will go to CMHO’s other programs. Click here for instructions for direct cheque donations. You can make a general donation or support one of the three initiatives below!
The best way to ensure that 100% of your donation goes directly to supporting youth is to make an offline donation. Click here for the offline donation form. Otherwise you can make a donation using our Canada Helps page however a portion of your donation with go to their administrative fees.
Youth Changemakers Fund
The Youth Changemakers Fund directly supports youth who are making a difference in mental health in their community and province wide. Donations made to this fund will be allocated to the area of greatest need; some examples would be supporting youth travel to New Mentality training or providing youth honorariums.
Send a Youth To Camp!
By contributing $30 dollars a month for one year, you can sponsor a life-changing experience for a young person by sending them to Disable the Label, The New Mentality’s summer training camp. To learn more about the youth experience at Disable the Label check out April and Jaydon’s reflections or view our mini-documentary here.
Support a Local New Mentality group!
The New Mentality has 17 youth-led groups across the province. Groups complete projects in their communities to raise mental health awareness and fight against stigma toward mental illness, and raise youth voice to improve services. To learn more about the work our groups are doing click here.
For any questions please contact Caralyn Quan, The New Mentality Program Manager at 416-921-2109 x 135 or firstname.lastname@example.org