A Critical Cause - Charity for Mental Health

A Critical Cause is a charity event and community fund supporting mental health initiatives in Winnipeg.

Donations to the fund are welcome at any time.

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A Critical Cause has raised over $25,000 for local mental health organizations in Winnipeg, providing donations in perpetuity through the Winnipeg Foundation.

Who are we?

A Critical Cause is a (usually) yearly charity event and community fund run by, and for, people in Winnipeg who have struggled and are struggling with mental illness.

We want to make a difference in our city with better programs and resources to make living with mental illness something that doesn’t stop people from achieving their true potential.

Most years, we put together a 24 hour charity stream with amazing guests, crazy giveaways, and a ton of fun. We band together as gamers to raise money for mental health initiatives in Winnipeg, and to talk about mental health in a safe and honest way.

How can I get involved?

Join us on Twitch during the stream, hang out, donate if you can, and share your stories about gaming and mental health.

We love having local developers, streamers, gamers, and mental health advocates join us as guests during the charity stream.

Where does my donation go?

All gifts to this fund are be pooled and invested with the generated income distributed as grants from The Winnipeg Foundation to local registered charities.

These registered charities are community and provincially certified mental health organizations. As the original gift remains invested, your contribution will continue to benefit our community in perpetuity.

What is the stream like?

In 2018, we raised over $4,500 and pushed our fund to the point where we are now making regular yearly contributions to mental health organizations in Winnipeg.

We were joined by amazing guests and the most positive and encouraging Twitch chat audience, with loads of local media coverage. While our streams are currently on hiatus, you can still donate at any time.


We know that things aren't always easy. When you need to reach out here are some places where there is someone to listen.

If you're in crisis, please go to your local hospital or call 911.

2018 Stream Recap

Thank you to everyone who tuned in and donated to make this stream another success!

Full Stream Recap and Thank You PostFull Guest ListFull Giveaway Details

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