About Us

Our Vision and Mission

The vision of the Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education is to advance early identification, treatment and prevention of mental disorders.


The Mission

Our mission is to promote internationally recognized research and education on the early identification, treatment and prevention of mental disorders. It will have a key focus on youth mental health in order to ensure that youth remain productive contributors to society and that the personal, family and societal costs of mental disorders are reduced. The Centre will promote a multidisciplinary approach to early identification, treatment and prevention through translational research from basic science through to clinical, health services and population health

Researchers Panel photo
Photo Ron Mathison and Paul Arnold

Our History

Launched in March 2012, the Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education was made possible by a $10 million investment from Ronald P. Mathison, president and chief executive of Matco Investments Ltd.  With a focus of research and training for child and youth populations, the Mathison Centre generates knowledge to improve our understanding of the brain changes associated with mental illness and the risk for, onset of, and treatments of serious mental illness. 

Poised to become a leader in mental health research and education, the Mathison Centre offers support and new hope to families in Calgary, throughout Alberta and around the world.