Canada Post Community Foundation accepting grant applications

Posted on March 02, 2016 by in News Releases

More than $1.1 million available to support children and youth programs across the country

OTTAWA – Starting today, the Canada Post Community Foundation for Children is accepting grant applications until midnight on Monday, April 11. Registered charities, school programs and community organizations are invited to apply for a share of the $1.1 million available to deserving programs serving children and youth across the country.

Last year, 106 projects from across the country shared the funds raised. The Foundation granted financial help for projects to help provide nutritious snacks and meals to more than 25,000 children in Edmonton, Alta., tutoring help for children in Hamilton, Ont., recreational programs for special needs youth in Kahnawake, Que., positive body image messaging for youth in St. John’s, N.L., and the purchase of bike helmets in Anmore, B.C., just to name a few.

Since 2012, the Foundation has granted more than $6 million to 369 community projects.

How funds are raised

Each fall, the Foundation holds a five-week fundraising campaign across the country. Funds are raised through Canada Post’s retail network of more than 6,200 post offices across the country, during employee-led fundraising activities, the sale of a special stamp, in-store customer donations, as well as contributing fundraising programs such as the United Way and Canada Post’s employee Dime a Day program. Funds stay within the provinces or territories where they were raised.

How the grants are allocated

Each application is assessed by employee volunteers during several reviews. Evaluation criteria include organizational profile, project impact and appropriateness. The Foundation’s Board of Trustees makes the final choice. The online application and additional information on the Foundation can be found on canadapost.ca/community.

About the Canada Post Community Foundation
The Canada Post Community Foundation for Children’s vision is to help ensure every child in Canada is happy, healthy and part of a community that supports and cares for them. Its mission is to have a positive effect in the lives of children in the communities Canada Post serves by supporting registered charities, school programs or local initiatives that benefit children. To learn more about the Foundation, visit canadapost.ca/community.

For more information:
Media Relations
613-734-8888
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