Hundreds of thousands of lives disrupted every year by mental disorders

Press Release | April 09, 2015

MONTREAL, April 9, 2015 – Among the challenges facing Quebec today is the relatively unnoticed but very real issue of hundreds of thousands of lives disrupted by common mental disorders and their impact, adding a tremendous burden on our public finances. An effective response, however, is possible through the approach recommended by the Coalition for Access to Psychotherapy (CAP), whose mission is to educate the public in Quebec about the problem and the need for collective action and appropriate, effective solutions.

Environmental scan for international best practices in mental health for young people aged 6-25 - Call for proposals

Announcement | February 25, 2015

The Graham Boeckh Foundation, the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS) and the Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS) are pleased to announce the launch a new program.   The objective of this call for proposals is to conduct an environmental scan for best practices in mental health for young people aged 6-25.  The results of this scan will facilitate the creation of a thematic network in mental health for youth between the ages of 6-25 years.  

Deadline for the submission of the application: March 31st, 2015, 5 p.m  April 14. 2015 5 p.m.

For a detailed description of the program and guidelines to make an application, please refer to the following documents.

Fiche | Formulaire


Community advocates earn Goldbloom award

Media Coverage | September 22, 2014

Three advocates for the city’s most vulnerable are being awarded the Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Service Award by the Quebec Community Groups Network.

Eric Maldoff, Marjorie Sharp and James Hughes [Graham Boeckh Foundation president] are the recipients of this year’s award, on the sixth year they are being handed out. They’ll receive their honours at a ceremony at Montreal’s St. James Club on Oct. 23.

In Canada, the TRAM Drives Innovative Youth Services

Media Coverage | August 01, 2014

A public-health research agency and a private foundation set out to catalyze fundamental change in youth mental health care in Canada in five years. After an 18-month process, a proposal to achieve that end is selected.

Applying for research grants usually means sending a painstakingly sculpted and polished proposal into the maw of some funding organization and waiting in the dark for approval or rejection.

Link to full article below.

Announcement of the successful TRAM network

Announcement | June 13, 2014

CIHR and GBF are delighted to announce the results of the successful TRAM Network in Youth and Adolescent Mental Health.  ACCESS Canada, led by Dr. Ashok Malla, has been chosen as the successful TRAM Network through a competitive process.  TRAM is 5 year, $25 million partnership between CIHR and GBF that will bring about transformational change in youth and adolescent mental health.

Dr. Turecki, 2014 Recipient, Dr. Samarthji Lal Award

Press Release | June 11, 2014

The Graham Boeckh Foundation is thrilled to announce that the fourth annual Dr. Samarthji Lal award for mental health research has been awarded to Gustavo Turecki, MD, PhD, Professor and Vice-Chair, Research and Academic Affairs, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University; Director, McGill Group for Suicide Studies; Head, Depressive Disorders Program, Douglas Mental Health Institute.


GBF is a proud member of:

Coalition for Access to Psychotherapy International Alliance of Mental Health Research Funders Philanthropic Foundations Canada