The MAD Lab Foundation
The MAD Lab Foundation is a non-profit foundation founded in 2015 with a message of "Help Local, Aid Global." By helping locally and spreading the message for everyone to do the same, together we can make a difference globally.
Our mission is to seek out local charity initiatives that have been under the radar due to lack of awareness and funding. We will assist in any way we can to help them promote their message and broaden their audience.
The MAD Lab is supported by the generosity of volunteers who donate their time and expertise. Everyone contributes by providing the knowledge and experience they each have and by bringing what they are passionate about to the table. We work collectively to help build a better community.
"The future depends on what we do in the present."
– Mahatma Gandhi
"The power of a movement lies in the fact that it can indeed change the habits of people. This change is not the result of force but of dedication, of moral persuasion."
- Stephen Biko
47,000 Canadian deaths are linked to substance abuse annually.
23% of Ontario students report that they were offered, sold, or given a drug at school in the last year. That's about 219,000 students.
B.C. Bud (marijuana) crops generate an estimated $5 to $7 billion annually.
CSIS estimates there are roughly 950 organized criminal groups active in Canada (and about 80 per cent derive revenues from illegal drug sales).
60% of illicit drug users in Canada are between the ages of 15 and 24.
Children of addicts are up to 9 times more likely to develop an addiction of their own.
For every $5 spent on drug rehabilitation by the Canadian government, $95 is spent on incarceration of drug users.