Snowy holiday banner with pine tree 2021 Holiday Giving Campaign In support of HRI Homewood Research Institute, Homewood Volunteer Association

A message from Homewood Research Institute (HRI):

To our friends across Homewood Health,

Last year, you helped us to achieve our most successful Holiday Giving Campaign to date. In the face of a global health emergency, you went above and beyond to provide exemplary care for your patients and clients at Homewood Health. But you also demonstrated your strong commitment to continuous improvement by supporting HRI and the Homewood Volunteer Association in our efforts to make treatment and recovery better for people living with mental illness and addiction.

About Our Charities

HRI (Homewood Research Institute) is a charity founded by Homewood Health, which is why we proudly share the Homewood name. We work on a national level, leading collaborative research with experts to advance a common goal: improving treatment to save lives. Our findings can be applied quickly to transform and build treatment approaches for greater impact.

The Homewood Volunteer Association (HVA) works within Homewood Health Centre, providing charitable funding to the Centre, its patients and the community. They raise funds through the cafe and gift shop and use those funds to support services like the patient library and the fitness centre. They also provide supplies to various therapies, including horticultural therapy, music therapy and creative arts therapy.

From now through December 31st, we are fundraising to support projects at both of our charities that are helping our friends, colleagues and loved ones experiencing mental health and addiction challenges. We hope you will consider supporting our work.

Donate Early for a Chance to Win

All donations of $25 or more made by November 30th (Giving Tuesday) are eligible for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card! And all employees who renew or sign up for Payroll Giving by December 31st could also win a $50 Amazon gift card!

Bonus: Your Donation will be Doubled!

Our partners at Homewood Health have generously offered to match all donations made by December 31st. We are incredibly grateful for their continued support and for the many ways in which they enable research and evaluation at HRI to benefit all Canadians.

Sign up for Payroll Giving

HVA Payroll Giving: Please email

Make a One-Time Donation

Thank you for standing with us as we work to make the holiday season brighter for all Canadians.


Dr. Sidney Kennedy smiling

Dr. Sidney Kennedy
Executive Director, HRI

Did You Know?

Although HRI was founded by and works closely with Homewood Health, we are a separate legal entity, and an independent registered charity. Your donations directly support charitable research underway right now to help Canadians living with mental illness and addiction.