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 […]

GBF President Ian Boeckh presented at a conference hosted by Fondazione Child in Modena, Italy.  The conference entitled, “Child and Adolescent Mental Health: An Urgent Need for New Paradigms and Partnerships”, addresses systems change in child and adolescent mental health care, taking into consideration new and innovative approaches such as TRAM. Click here to learn more about the […]

November 25 2013

Funding and ‘Mo growth since our halfway-mark update has been exceptional.  MoBoeckh has raised $1,125 with five days left to go.  Movember donations support world class men’s health programs that combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges. Our motivation: to change the face of men’s health Total raised (as of Nov 25): $1,125 MoBoeckh Team Page Ian Boeckh […]

November 15 2013

Our motivation: to change the face of men’s mental health Total raised (as of Nov 15): $850 MoBoeckh Team Page Ian Boeckh Executive Chair Jim Hughes President Robert Boeckh ​Director

The Caledon Institute of Social Policy was commissioned by the Graham Boeckh Foundation to prepare a scan of mental health strategies currently in place in or development across Canada with a particular focus on the youth and adolescent demographic. The Knowledge Exchange for Mental Health identifies major themes traversing provincial strategies and highlights policy priorities, target populations, actual and […]

The Mowat Centre released a report by GBF President, James Hughes, entitled Homelessness: Closing the Gap Between Capacity and Performance in which Mr. Hughes provides a case for the “Housing First” approach. The report finds that the implementation of this approach may lead to government cost savings while ultimately improving the outcomes for homeless, including those with […]

Joint Message from Prof. Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, McGill University, Mr. Normand Rinfret, Director General and Chief Executive Officer, McGill University Health Centre and Dr. David Eidelman, Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean of Medicine, McGill University Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to announce the appointment of Guy Rouleau, MD, PhD, FRCPC, OQ, an internationally […]