Give a gift in honour of a father in your life. Invest in the future of men’s mental health. 

While rates of mental illness are comparable between men and women, men are less likely to recognize, talk about, and seek treatment for their illness. Yet, up to 10 percent of men experience paternal postpartum depression, and 80 percent of people who die by suicide are men. There never been a better time to show the men in our lives that it’s ok to open up and talk about their mental health.  

This Father’s Day help bring to Canada proven-effective, farm-based recovery for young adults with serious mental illness while showing a dad in your life that mental health is health by making a gift in their name and announcing it with a beautiful e-card.

Your gift to Eli’s Place brings us one step closer to open doors at Eli’s Place: Canada’s first, farm-based, residential long-term treatment program for young adults with serious mental illness. Proven abroad, our innovative therapeutic community care approach promotes recovery and resilience through the acquisition of life and work skills.


On behalf of everyone at Eli’s Place, we wanted to send a warm thank you for joining us at From Mental Illness to Hopeful Futures: Innovations in Treatment!

It was heartwarming to be joined by an enthusiastic crowd interested in making a difference in the lives of young Canadians struggling with serious mental illness. Thank you for taking the time to come together around this critically important issue.

David and Deborah Cooper’s dream of launching Canada’s first rural residential long-term treatment centre for emerging adults with mental illness has come a long way in the last year. If you would like to receive updates on the status of Eli’s Place, feel free to join our community newsletter list:

Together, we will plant the seeds where recovery grows. You can watch two of the lectures from the evening below, or find them on our YouTube channel here.

There is a tremendous gap in our mental health system for young adults, aged 19 to 35, with serious mental illness.  Eli’s Place will provide a long-term, rural residential treatment and recovery-based program.

The first of its kind in Canada, Eli’s Place will offer individualized therapeutic care with a graduated transition into the community.  A range of programs will promote recovery and resilience through the acquisition of life and work skills needed to move from survival to living, and from mental illness to hopeful futures.

Learn more about how you can support Canada’s first long-term, rural residential treatment and recovery-based centre for young adults.