Together, we can make it better

When you give to DIFD, you are:

  • Funding life-saving research through the DIFD Mach-Gaensslen Chair in Suicide Prevention Research
  • Helping educate youth on mental health through The Royal’s Is It Just Me? program
  • Supporting interactive tools, like the HealthyMinds app, which help youth understand and cope with mental health issues
  • Reducing stigma and heightening awareness of youth mental health
  • Transforming lives

Monthly donors are critical to DIFD and play a major role in ensuring the continued success of our youth education and awareness programs. Join our monthly giving program.

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DIFD's mission is to raise awareness, inspire conversations and transform youth mental health through advocacy, research and education. The success of our mission depends on our donors like you who support lifesaving research and youth educational programming at The Royal such as:

  • Is It Just Me?an education series designed to start open and informal conversations with youth about mental health, and teach them how to take care of their minds and how to recognize when they need help.
  • The DIFD Mach-Gaensslen Chair in Suicide Prevention Research – a research chair dedicated to building knowledge in suicide prevention and creating real solutions to prevent suicide and the devastating impact it has on Canadian families.
  • HealthyMinds App – a problem-solving tool to help youth deal with challenging emotions and cope with stress.

Your gift today will ensure that the work that we do now will change lives in the future and bring about long-lasting, transformational change.

Monthly Giving

Opting to give monthly is an easy and cost effective way to help create hope for the one in five individuals who will face a mental health disorder in their lifetime. By providing steady and reliable funding, our monthly donors play a pivotal role in ensuring the continued success of our youth education, awareness and research programs. Every donation makes an impact. Your contribution today will help to advance youth mental health research where funding is needed most.

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Mail or Fax Us

All donations can also be made off-line. Download our PDF donation form, fill it out and mail or fax it to:

DIFD - Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health
1145 Carling Ave
Ottawa, ON K1Z 7K4
Fax: (613) 761-3605
Email: DIFD@theroyal.ca

Call Us
Call 1 (800) 987-6424 or (613) 722-6521 ext. 6747 during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Monday to Friday) and we will process your donation immediately.

Thank you for your support and commitment – you are making a difference!