Canada Post Community Foundation

Delivering a brighter future for children

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The Canada Post Community Foundation for Children makes a real difference in the lives of children and youth in communities across Canada by helping local organizations, charities and schools. In 2016, 125 organizations delivering essential programs for children and youth shared almost $1.2 million in funding from the Foundation.

In the past four years, the Foundation has provided more than $5 million to build libraries, create sports and breakfast programs, and ensure access to crisis lines, anti-bullying and mental health initiatives, special needs clinics and life-skills training. The money has helped promote physical activity and play for children of all abilities and helped at-risk youth gain a better understanding of how education is vital to their future. The Foundation is truly delivering a brighter future for Canadian children and youth.

As always, Canada Post employees will be doing their part by holding fundraisers and making donations through the Dime a Day payroll deduction program. The rest will come from customer donations and sales of our new fundraising stamp. This year’s stamp is fused, in the words of the artist, with "colour, brightness and joy" and the sweet, simple bird image depicts positivity, playfulness, energy and hope, and is a metaphor for children and teens who may need a little help to make their dreams take flight.

Our only regret is that for all the good work employees and customers did in 2015, we still had to say “no” to more than 90 per cent of the requests we received. With the need so great, we have one target in mind – to raise more money than we did last year.

Learn more about the 2016 grant recipients

Our vision

Our Vision

is to ensure every child in Canada is happy, healthy and surrounded by a community that supports and cares for them.

Our mission

Our Mission

is to make a positive impact in the lives of children in the communities Canada Post serves by supporting registered charities, school programs or local initiatives that benefit children.

How to Help

You can support our effort to deliver a brighter future for Canadian children by the following methods. Together we're making a difference in the lives of children.

Booklet of fundraising stamps

Purchasing a booklet of fundraising stamps. The additional $1 (for a booklet of 10 stamps) you pay for the stamps will be donated to the Foundation

Post office

Making a donation (up to $19.99) at any post office

Tax receipts for donations over $20.00, made online or by mail, will be issued in January of each year. Your support is greatly appreciated! Together we’re making a difference in the lives of children.

Mailbox

Mailing a cheque or money order to:

CANADA POST
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
PO BOX 90007
OTTAWA ON K1V 1J8

Donate online

Donating online here

Improving children's lives

Through various programs, Canada Post employees and retirees have devoted countless hours to initiatives that improve the lives of children. By raising both awareness and funds, Canada Post will support the volunteers, and local and national non-profit groups that work every day to deliver a brighter future for Canadian children.

Buy a stamp and give

Through the purchase of our fundraising stamp, a donation at any post office, or an online donation; the Canada Post Community Foundation will provide financial support to registered charities, school programs and local initiatives that strive to improve the lives of children in communities across Canada.

$1.36 million in grants announced

The Canada Post Community Foundation for Children has announced its 2014 grant recipients. The 107 organizations across Canada will share in a total of $1.36 million in grants from the Foundation. From breakfast programs, anti-bullying initiatives, camps for children fighting illness, early literacy, health, recreational or special education programs; the Foundation is delivering a brighter future for Canadian kids.

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News

Canada Post Community Foundation for Children now accepting grant applications for local initiatives
The Canada Post Community Foundation for Children’s annual call for grant applications is now open. Registered charities, school programs or community organizations are eligible to apply for a share of $1.2 million of funding from the Foundation, which supports community organizations that make a difference for children and youth in Canada.

Canada Post kicks off annual campaign for Community Foundation
Today marks the beginning of a month-long fundraising effort by Canada Post and its employees to raise funds for the Community Foundation for Children. Funds raised through an annual in-store campaign, employee events and through sales of a special semi-postal stamp allow the Foundation to deliver grants to community-based organizations focused on programs and activities for children and youth.

Community Foundation for Children stamp now available
The artistic rendition of a white sailing ship on a deep blue ocean by then seven-year-old Ezra Peters of Whitelaw (Alberta) is now on three million semi-postal stamps that will help support the work of non-profit children’s charities and school programs across the country.

Stamp Competition Finalists Announced
Five young Canadians are now in the running to have their artwork featured on the 2013 Community Foundation stamp that raises funds for children’s charities and school programs.

Canada Post launches design contest to find 2013 Community Foundation Stamp
The Canada Post Community Foundation is asking for help – from kids across Canada. Budding artists 15 years old and under are invited to submit their original artwork via canadapost.ca/stampcompetition in a competition designed to raise awareness of issues faced by today’s youth, and raise funds for the Foundation.

Contact the Community Foundation

CANADA POST COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
PO BOX 90007
OTTAWA ON KIV 1J8

Email: community@canadapost.ca