TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2017 /CNW/ - The public can help support the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) by making a donation at any of the more than 660 LCBO stores throughout Ontario. Donation boxes for CAMH will be displayed at LCBO checkout counters until November 30.
In any given year, one in five Canadians experiences a mental health problem. Mental illness is a leading cause of disability in Canada and almost 11 Canadians die every day by suicide. By contributing to the LCBO donation box program this November, Canadians can help fund the life-saving research and treatment that takes place at CAMH.
CAMH is the largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital in the country, and is a world-leading research centre. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education and advocacy to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.
"As a socially responsible community-minded retailer, LCBO is pleased to partner with CAMH and support a variety of worthy causes through the Giving Back In Our Community fundraising program," said George Soleas President & CEO, LCBO. "Through the generosity of LCBO customers and the support of our staff, we help improve the lives of countless Ontarians and help make a difference in communities across Ontario."
CAMH is one of 28 provincial and numerous local charities that will benefit from LCBO's province-wide donation box program in 2017. In fiscal 2016-17, LCBO raised a total of $13.3 million for charities through in-store fundraising, special programs and initiatives. In addition, LCBO's annual dividend transfer to the Ontario government, which totaled $2.06 billion in fiscal year 2016-17 ending March 31, 2017, excluding taxes, supports a wide range of important government programs, services and priorities, including health care and education.
CAMH thanks the public for its support when shopping at their local LCBO store until November 30.
SOURCE Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
For further information: Media contacts: Karen Cleveland, Senior Communications Advisor, Tel: 416-535-8501 x30798, E-mail: [email protected]; LCBO Press Office, Tel: 416-864-6700, E-mail: [email protected]