GBF works with many partners from government, research, clinical, philanthropic and family sectors.  Effective collaboration is a key ingredient for success on any project.

Here are some of our present and past partners.

Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions

The Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Endowment Fund, through Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions, supports top quality, internationally competitive health research. Our research seeks to further our understanding of health and disease and to produce results that will make a difference to the health, economy and societal well being of Albertans and people around the world.

Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering of mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research.

International Association for Youth Mental Health

The Association’s mission is to change the way the global community thinks about young people and their mental health by ensuring that services are developmentally and age appropriate, and that young people have an active voice in determining what is best for them.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

The Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (INMHA) supports research to enhance mental health, neurological health, vision, hearing, and cognitive functioning and to reduce the burden of related disorders through prevention strategies, screening, diagnosis, treatment, support systems, and palliation.


The Mental Illness Foundation’s mission is threefold: promote mental health, raise awareness among the public of the importance to prevent mental illnesses and contribute to reduce the suffering of those affected.

National Institute for Health Research (UK)

The goal of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is to create a health research system in which the NHS supports outstanding individuals, working in world-class facilities, conducting leading edge research focused on the needs of patients and the public. The NHS reputation for international excellence is growing as it gains recognition for being the preferred host for collaborative and multi-centred research in the public interest in partnership with and for industry. This will benefit patients, society, the NHS and all our stakeholders.

National Institute of Mental Health (US)

The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.

For the Institute to continue fulfilling this vital public health mission, it must foster innovative thinking and ensure that a full array of novel scientific perspectives are used to further discovery in the evolving science of brain, behavior, and experience. In this way, breakthroughs in science can become breakthroughs for all people with mental illnesses.

RAND Europe

RAND Europe is an independent not-for-profit research institute whose mission is to help improve policy and decision-making through research and analysis.

We realise our mission by undertaking objective, balanced and relevant research and analysis; communicating our findings to a wide audience, often through publications; working in partnership with our clients; and working collaboratively with others.

The Movember Foundation is a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives.

The mission of the FRQS is as follows:  to promote and provide financial support for all areas of research in the field of health; to promote and provide financial support for the dissemination of scientific knowledge in fields of health research; to promote and provide financial support for the training of researchers; to create any necessary partnership, in particular with universities, colleges and health care institutions, and the government departments and public bodies concerned.

The Sandbox Project is focused on improving health outcomes with respect to injury prevention, obesity, mental health, and the environment.

Orygen Youth Health

Orygen Youth Health (OYH) is a world-leading youth mental health program based in Melbourne, Australia.

Our Vision:  A digitally connected world where technologies are used to support young people to feel safe, healthy and resilient.

A grand challenge is a specific critical barrier that, if removed, would help solve an important health problem in the developing world, with a high likelihood of global impact through widespread implementation.

Lundbeck Foundation

The Lundbeck Foundation is an active industrial foundation established in 1954. Its main objective is to maintain and expand the activities of the Lundbeck Group, and to provide funding for scientific research of the highest quality.

MQ Transforming Mental Health


We aim to create, with your help, a world where: Mental health is as respected as physical health, and mental illness is understood, diagnosed and treated like any other disorder.

Fondation FondaMental has set itself the following mission:
1) Encourage early diagnosis.
2) Accelerate psychiatric research.
3) Train health care professionals.
4) Inform the general public in order to change attitudes towards mental illness.

The Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust is a biomedical research charity based in London, United Kingdom.  It was established in 1936 with legacies from the pharmaceutical magnate Sir Henry Wellcome to fund research to improve human and animal health.

The Foundation understands that progress will be contingent on a dynamic interchange of knowledge and ideas between research scientists, clinicians and those with lived experience – patients, families and carers.

Ontario Mental Health Foundation

The Foundation aims to promote the mental health of people living in Ontario. We have been funding innovative mental health research since 1967.

Australia National Health and Medical Research Council

NHMRC funding supports research across the full spectrum of health and medical research, from basic science through to clinical, public health and health services research.

Minstère de la Santé et des Service sociaux Québec

The Ministère’s mission is to maintain, improve, and restore the health and well-being of Quebecers by providing access to a set of integrated and high-quality health services and social services, thereby contributing to the social and economic development of Québec.

Royal Bank of Canada

We work to make a positive impact on society, the environment and the economy.

The Alva Foundation

The Alva Foundation funds organizations conducting research and/or developing services that address significant risk factors in early childhood development, prenatal through four years of age.

Bell Canada

Bell contributes to the well being of society through its actions as a responsible corporate citizen. In 2014, we continued to develop our leadership in the marketplace, our corporate responsibility programmes and we are on track to achieve our goal to be recognized by customer’s as Canada’s leading communications company.

Carthy Foundation

Striving toward a prosperous Canada – pioneering, confidently diverse, and with abundant opportunity, our mission is to foster the promise of youth and environmental wealth.

Andre and Lucie Chagnon Foundation

Preventing poverty through educational success.

The Drummond Foundation

Dedicated to helping improve the quality of life for socially, mentally or physically disadvantaged elderly individuals and their families.

Echo Foundation

Supporting organizations providing frontline services to improve the quality of life of persons suffering from mental health problems and the protection and preservation of the environment.

InnerChange Foundation

Providing leadership, funding and advocacy to drive innovation and change to improve the health outcomes for people who are suffering from mental health challenges and addiction.

The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation

Established in 1937, the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation engages Canadians in building a more innovative, inclusive, sustainable, and resilient society.

Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative

Seeks to improve elementary and secondary school education outcomes for Aboriginal Canadians through the implementation of specific programs and the application of appropriate research.

Medavie Health Foundation

Forming partnerships and funding programs that improve the lives of those impacted by child and youth mental health and type 2 diabetes.

Telus Community Affairs

We are committed to driving strong social outcomes in the areas of health, education and the environment by harnessing the power of technology to improve healthcare, ensure our youth’s future success and promote a sustainable environment.

The Larry and Cookie Rossy Family Foundation

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world’s leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.

Douglas Mental Health University Institute

The Douglas Institute is part of the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal. In collaboration with people living with mental health problem, their family and the community, the mission of the Douglas Institute is to: offer cutting-edge care and services; advance and share knowledge in mental health.

Government of British Columbia

The Ministry of Health has overall responsibility for ensuring that quality, appropriate, cost effective and timely health services are available for all British Columbians. The Ministry is responsible for provincial legislation and regulations related to health care.

Granville Youth Health Centre

By taking a collaborative approach to youth-focused health, the Inner City Youth Program is creating new thinking and treatments, improving access to health care, and leading research that will improve health for youth in the province of British Columbia.


McGill University is one of Canada’s best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the leading universities in the world. With students coming to McGill from some 150 countries, our student body is the most internationally diverse of any research-intensive university in the country. McGill is recognized around the world for the excellence of its teaching and research programs.

Mental Health Commission of Canada

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is a catalyst for improving the mental health system and changing the attitudes and behaviours of Canadians around mental health issues. Through its unique mandate from Health Canada, the MHCC brings together leaders and organizations from across the country to accelerate these changes.


ODI is the UK’s leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues. Our mission is to inspire and inform policy and practice which lead to the reduction of poverty, the alleviation of suffering and the achievement of sustainable livelihoods in developing countries.


The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.


ROAMER is a three-year project funded by the European Commission, under the Seventh Framework Programme, to create a coordinated road map for the promotion and integration of mental health and well-being research across Europe, based on a common methodology and conceptual framework that covers the full spectrum of biological, psychological, epidemiological, public health, social and economic aspects of mental health and well-being.

Society for Mental Health Research

Aims to prevent mental illness by: arranging a multidisciplinary Australasian forum for presentation and discussion of psychiatric and mental health research; supporting and assisting mental health research, and researchers; assisting mental health researchers to be informed about research developments; facilitating networking, sharing of information and collaboration between researchers of different disciplines of psychiatric and mental health research; assisting education, training and raising awareness of mental health issues, particularly developments arising from research; and encourage and support the inclusion of psychiatric and mental health issues in the development of health policies, funding and services.

World Health Organization

Our primary role is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations’ system. These are our main areas of work: health systems; promoting health through the life-course; noncommunicable diseases; communicable diseases; corporate services; preparedness, surveillance and response.

ACCESS Open Minds

ACCESS Open Minds is a ground-breaking, five-year national research project that aims to give young Canadians aged 11 to 25 years faster access to higher quality mental health services designed with their distinct needs in mind.

Medical Research Council

The Medical Research Council improves human health through world-class medical research. We fund research across the biomedical spectrum, from fundamental lab-based science to clinical trials, and in all major disease areas. Our research has resulted in life-changing discoveries for over a hundred years.


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioural health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.


We are Janssen. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it. Our mission is to transform individual lives and fundamentally change the way diseases are managed, interpreted, and prevented.