The Mental Health and Wellness Affinity Group (MHWAG) is comprised of Canadian-based philanthropic funders that have programs in the area of mental health and wellness (MH&W).

The MHWAG fosters collective learning opportunities, knowledge exchange and collaborative funding. The initiative is organized under the umbrella of Philanthropic Foundations Canada.

MHWAG consists of Canadian-based philanthropic funders (including private sector foundations) that have a mandate in MH&W and a dedicated budget to support MH&W initiatives.  New members must be introduced by a current member and are voted in by the majority.

The MHWAG group was initially chaired by GBF since it’s founding in 2013 until 2015, and is currently chaired by the McConnell Foundation.