Douglas Foundation



Our mission at the Douglas Foundation is to unite great minds and build resources to improve the mental health of all, today and tomorrow. Together with the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and Douglas Research Centre, we are focused on gaining a better understanding of mental illness, improving access to quality care, and building hope for the millions of Canadians affected by mental illness.

We are dedicated to identifying new treatments for mental illness through innovative approaches to patient care and science, while sharing our insights with other care providers and the community at large to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.

Our Impact

Every year, the Douglas receives more than 15,000 patients of all ages through our extensive range of mental health services. By offering our services in both French and English, as well as developing treatment programs designed for Indigenous communities, we aim to make every patient feel safe and welcome on their path to healing.

The interdisciplinary teams of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute specialize in:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Schizophrenia and other forms of psychosis
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia


Internationally recognized for the quality of its research, patient care and teaching, the Douglas Institute is dedicated to improving the quality of life of individuals affected by mental illness.

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Legal Name

Douglas Mental Health University Institute Foundation

Charity Number

10146 9609 RR0001

How your gift will be used

The Foundation raises funds to advance the Douglas Institute’s mission in patient care, research, and education. Our impact is stronger when we join forces. By bringing together generous donors, innovative researchers, and dedicated clinicians, we are building hope for those living with mental illness and their families. Because of our integrated approach of applying research to patient care, we are best placed to find concrete solutions to complex problems.

From its beginning, the Douglas has relied on philanthropy. Your commitment to our cause is essential in helping to transform and improve mental health care for all Canadians. Your legacy gift can have a lasting impact of building hope and changing the lives of those affected by mental illness through supporting:

  • Research, great discoveries and improved treatments – helping us to better understand mental illness in order to prevent it;
  • Patient care – improving access to quality mental health services and providing an environment that promotes wellness;
  • Education – inspiring students to become the next generation of pioneers in mental health;
  • Greatest needs of the Douglas – allowing us to respond to our most important and emerging needs.

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