Our Hospital, Our StoriesSupport Better Access to Mental Health this Giving Tuesday

Posted on: Nov 27, 2018

The season of giving and getting has officially begun with the arrival of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This year make an impact while buying a gift. Honour a loved one with a donation that will improve access to mental health care for all who need it.

Giving Tuesday is what many refer to as the “Opening day of the giving season,” it’s a time when charities, companies, and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes. In the same way that retailers take part in Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the giving community comes together for Giving Tuesday.

This Giving Tuesday support you can make a difference through your meaningful donation to the Addiction and Mental Health Access 24|7 clinic that is soon to open its doors at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. 

Statistics say that mental illness indirectly affects all Canadians at some time through a family member, friend or colleague. What if that person is someone you love? In any given year, 1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience a mental health problem or illness. What if that person is you? 

Currently, when an individual is seeking addiction or mental health support in Edmonton, there are many doors to walk through, and many incredible services to choose from, but it can be difficult to determine which door is the right door to walk through for help. 

Your Giving Tuesday gift to the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation will change that through the creation of this new single access point for addiction and mental health services in the Edmonton Zone.


Thanks to our matching gift partner your donation will go even further!

 Your $50 will mean $100 of support for the Addiction and Mental Health Access 24|7 clinic. All funds raised this Giving Tuesday will be doubled thanks to the generous support of Rohit.

Make a donation today to improve access to mental health services for patients who need it most.


Giving Tuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners - nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals - to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness. Across Canada and around the world, Giving Tuesday unites communities by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another.

Thank you for considering a donation to the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation this Giving Tuesday. 

Thank you to all of our community partners who are helping to make Access 24|7 a reality.

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