Today, CAMH proudly announced two gifts totaling $6.5 million to support the launch of womenmind, a community of philanthropists tackling unique gender issues in mental health. A $5-million gift from Sandi and Jim Treliving and family, coupled with a $1.5-million donation from Hudson’s Bay Foundation, will enable CAMH to put a defined focus on closing the gender gap in mental health.

womenmind will fuel philanthropy focused on accelerating discovery related to improving the mental health of girls and women and supporting female-identifying researchers to become leaders in the sciences. Members of the womenmind community will also connect with and learn from each other through a variety of mentoring and networking opportunities.

In its first five years, womenmind will raise funds to support a number of initiatives such as recruiting new female scientists, providing early career start-up support, holding research and seed grant competitions, offering mentoring programs for women in science, and hosting an annual global research symposium.