BC-IYSI – Branded “Foundry” – launches Foundry Kelowna (Dec 2016). In the Spring of 2016, five communities across British Columbia—Abbotsford, North Vancouver, Kelowna, Campbell River and Prince George—were selected to develop a one-stop shop for youth to access primary care, mental health care, addictions support and social services.  All sites are now in development […]

The annual Dr. Samarthji Lal award for mental health research recognizes a Canadian researcher in the area of psychiatry-with a focus on major mental disorders- who is mid-career and is making outstanding contributions to the field. The award honours the life and achievements of Dr. Samarthji Lal, psychiatrist and researcher. Dr. Samarthji Lal The Dr. […]

GBF is supporting the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and partner organizations to spearhead an exciting project that addresses system gaps in mental health care by developing and testing Integrated Collaborative Care Teams (ICCTs) in the Toronto area. This highly collaborative project draws on contributions from three community agencies, four adolescent psychiatry hospital departments, […]

Rob Boeckh (right), Director of the The Graham Boeckh Foundation, congratulates Dr. Jitender Sareen (left) on winning the sixth annual Dr. Samarthji Lal award for mental health research. The Dr. Samarthji Lal Award recognizes a Canadian researcher who is mid-career and making an outstanding contribution to the field of psychiatry, with a focus on major mental […]

Ian Boeckh, President of GBF,  was interviewed by the Philanthropic Foundation of Canada for their October 2015 issue of Profiles in Philanthropy, discussing our approach in a public policy context. Youth Mental Health: We Have to Work Together for Change Ian Boeckh says that you need to have a collaborative mindset. “It’s a different kind of philanthropy […]

In close collaboration with ACCESS Open Minds, GBF began working with policy makers and community service providers in selected provinces in 2014 to develop provincial systems of care for youth from 12-25 years of age that focus on prevention and early intervention.   Inspired by the Australian headspace model and the Irish Jigsaw programme, the goal […]

CTV News, Oct. 9, 2015: Quebec’s health minister unveiled an action plan for mental health services Friday that includes an additional $70 million in spending. Gaetan Barrette says the new plan focuses on prevention, treatment and support, with an emphasis on youth. The plan also calls for those with mental illnesses to be treated with […]

The Graham Boeckh Foundation congratulates Dr. Jeffrey Meyer on winning the fifth annual Dr. Samarthji Lal award for mental health research.  Dr. Meyer MD, PhD, FRCP(C), is Canada Research Chair in the Neurochemistry of Major Depression; Head, Neurochemical Imaging Program in Mood Disorders, Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, CAMH; and Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. […]

Following the publication by the Québec government of its Mental Health Action Plan 2015 – 2020, the Graham Boeckh Foundation, the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé and the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux are determined to promote early intervention and the implementation of integrated mental health services in the community […]