Canada Post Community Foundation

Grant Recipients

2016 Grant recipients
Beiseker Municipal Library – $1,350

Project: Purchase equipment for literacy and technology enrichment project.
Location: Beiseker, Alberta

Boys & Girls Club of Leduc – $17,995

Project: Social and emotional wellness initiative for children and youth in after-school program.
Location: Leduc, Alberta

Calgary Counselling Centre – $20,000

Project: Expansion of child and youth mental health services for children, youth and their families.
Location: Calgary, Alberta

Calgary Opera Association – $10,000

Project: Building and staging of an original opera production by children in their schools.
Location: Calgary, Alberta

CASA Child, Adolescent & Family Mental Health – $21,721

Project: Purchase of sensory room equipment for the infant and preschool program for children showing signs of developmental delay.
Location: Edmonton, Alberta

Easter Seals Alberta Society – $14,746

Project: Repairs to Camp Horizon’s high ropes challenge course for children and adults with special needs.
Location: Calgary, Alberta

Edwin Parr Composite School – $2,000

Project: Healthy breakfast and snacks program for students.
Location: Athabasca, Alberta

Foothills Academy Society – $20,000

Project: Year-round recreational and camp programs for youth with learning disabilities and ADHD.
Location: Calgary, Alberta

Girl Guides of Canada – $500

Project: Purchase of adjustable snowshoes for outdoor and winter adventures.
Location: Gibbons, Alberta

GPCSD Education Foundation – $5,000

Project: After-school program for girls, focusing on healthy body image, safe media use and relationships.
Location: Grande Prairie, Alberta

Make-A-Wish Northern Alberta – $10,000

Project: Purchase and mailing of welcome packages for newly qualified wish kids.
Location: Edmonton, Alberta

Monsignor E L Doyle School – $1,200

Project: Purchase equipment for technology and arts program.
Location: Calgary, Alberta

National Music Centre – $15,000

Project: After-school music program for inner-city youth.
Location: Calgary, Alberta

Ronald McDonald House Charities Southern Alberta – $25,000

Project: Expansion of the Ronald McDonald care mobile service to additional underserved families/areas.
Location: Calgary, Alberta

Three Hills Library – $2,652

Project: Purchase literacy-promoting technology for children's station.
Location: Three Hills, Alberta

Tomahawk & District Sports Agra Society – $1,000

Project: Field trip to local farms for students.
Location: Tomahawk, Alberta

YMCA of Northern Alberta & YMCA Calgary – $10,000

Project: Alternative suspension program for high school students.
Location: Edmonton, Alberta

Adoptive Families Association of BC – $15,000

Project: Helping find and secure permanent homes for foster children and youth.
Location: Burnaby, British Columbia

Best Buddies Canada – $14,800

Project: Expansion of one-on-one buddy program for students with special needs.
Location: British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley – $10,000

Project: Expansion of the teen mentoring program, through mentor recruitment, training and support.
Location: Langley, British Columbia

Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association - $10,000

Project: Therapeutic riding and therapies for individuals with special needs.
Location: Duncan, British Columbia

Blind Beginnings Society – $15,000

Project: Summer camp for blind and partially sighted children.
Location: New Westminster, British Columbia

Boundary Family & Individual Services Society – $1,524

Project: Purchase of playroom equipment to enhance programming.
Location: Grand Forks, British Columbia

British Columbia Childhood Cancer Parents' Association – $15,000

Project: Financial aid to families with a child in cancer treatment.
Location: Port Coquitlam, British Columbia

British Columbia Children's Hospital Foundation – $25,000

Project: Helping youth in foster care transition to adulthood with a peer navigator intervention program.
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Cameray Child & Family Services – $15,000

Project: Expansion of child, youth and family mental-health counselling program. .
Location: Burnaby, British Columbia

Chimo Community Services – $20,000

Project: Workshops for elementary and high school students focusing on life skills, diversity, anti-bullying and suicide awareness.
Location: Richmond, British Columbia

Cowichan Women Against Violence Society – $20,000

Project: Expansion of counselling for children who have witnessed or experienced violence and abuse.
Location: Duncan, British Columbia

Earth House Country Playschool – $1,608

Project: Purchase new fence to continue outdoor daycare activities.
Location: Winlaw, British Columbia

Fort Nelson Community Literacy Society – $13,327

Project: Youth tutoring program for youth facing barriers to learning.
Location: Fort Nelson, British Columbia

Sardis Doorway for Mothers and Children Society - $4,920

Project: Parenting support programs.
Location: Chilliwack, British Columbia

Friends of Living and Learning Through Loss – $5,000

Project: In-class workshops on coping with grief for youth.
Location: Victoria, British Columbia

Grassy Plains Community Hall Association – $1,039

Project: Purchase sporting equipment for youth recreational baseball program.
Location: Burns Lake, British Columbia

Lardeau Valley Community Club – $2,110

Project: Purchase sporting equipment for children and youth.
Location: Meadow Creek, British Columbia

Learning Disabilities Association - Fraser South Chapter – $4,150

Project: One-on-one reading and math training for children and youth with learning disabilities.
Location: Surrey, British Columbia

Little Wings Day Care Society – $1,366

Project: New outdoor equipment to provide recreational and educational activities for children.
Location: Richmond, British Columbia

Merritt Curling Centre – $2,000

Project: Purchase sporting equipment for the junior curling program.
Location: Merritt, British Columbia

Penticton & District Hospice Society – $7,500

Project: Individual, group and family counselling, support and tools for child and youth grief program.
Location: Penticton, British Columbia

PLEA Community Services Society of British Columbia – $17,500

Project: Recruitment program supporting one-on-one mentoring for children and youth at risk.
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Stewart Public Library – $11,892

Project: Creation of an early child literacy and education program.
Location: Stewart, British Columbia

The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada – $25,000

Project: Granting 20 new wishes for children with serious genetic and neurological conditions.
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver Public Library Foundation – $6,058

Project: Purchase equipment for after-school, spring break and summer digital literacy programs for children.
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Victoria Women's Transition House Society – $5,000

Project: Interactive workshops for youth to help break the cycle of violence against women and children.
Location: Victoria, British Columbia

3-4-5 Nursery School – $1,800

Project: Purchase sun shelter to protect pre-school children during outdoor activities.
Location: Brandon, Manitoba

Best Buddies Canada – $14,800

Project: Expansion of one-on-one buddy program for students with special needs.
Location: Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Brandon – $11,544

Project: Recruit mentors for the in-school mentoring program.
Location: Brandon, Manitoba

Boys & Girls Club of Thompson – $20,000

Project: Purchase of food and supplies for after-school programming for children and youth.
Location: Thompson, Manitoba

Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad – $20,000

Project: Cultural exchange program between Aboriginal elders and youth.
Location: Rosenort, Manitoba

Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport & Recreation Association - $20,000

Project: Accessible and culturally relevant kids summer camp.
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Manitoba Museum – $5,000

Project: Subsidizing field trip to museum for 1,250 students.
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Pas Helping Hands 4-H Club – $4,000

Project: Community garden project by youth from the 4-H club.
Location: The Pas, Manitoba

Boys & Girls Clubs of St. John's – $15,000

Project: Purchase sporting equipment for after-school, evening and summer programs for children and youth.
Location: St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Dover Tidy Towns Committee – $2,500

Project: After-school community art program for children.
Location: Dover, Newfoundland and Labrador

Easter Seals Newfoundland & Labrador – $10,000

Project: Expansion of the disability awareness program for students.
Location: St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Larkhall Academy – $5,000

Project: Installing equipment to make an accessible playground for children of all abilities.
Location: St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

The Community Youth Network, Corner Brook & Bay of Islands YMCA – $10,000

Project: Expansion of youth programing and activities focused on recreational and education learning.
Location: Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador

YMCA of Newfoundland & Labrador – $10,00

Project: Youth entrepreneurship program for students.
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Blessings in a Backpack – $15,000

Project: Purchase food to fill weekend food packs for children in need.
Location: Moncton, New Brunswick

Canadian Cancer Society New Brunswick Division – $5,000

Project: Expansion of program providing sun safety information and material to children.
Location: Saint John, New Brunswick

Dieppe Boys & Girls Club – $15,000

Project: Purchase equipment for computer lab and computer literacy programming for children and youth.
Location: Dieppe, New Brunswick

Jardin communautaire de Shippagan – $1,750

Project: Purchase materials to enhance community garden.
Location: Shippagan, New Brunswick

The Yellowknife Playgroup Association – $5,000

Project: Purchase toys and equipment to expand programing for children.
Location: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Family SOS Association – $20,000

Project: Expansion of online safety program for children and youth.
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Isle Madame Historical Society / LeNoir Forge Museum – $4,104

Project: Purchase materials to set up a children's corner within the museum.
Location: Arichat, Nova Scotia

Laing House – $15,000

Project: Expansion of peer support programming for youth with mental illness in three new communities.
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Rehtaeh Parsons Society – $5,000

Project: Implementation of a learning and development program for youth focusing on consequences that come as a result of sexualized violence and gender based aggression.
Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

YMCA of Cumberland – $15,500

Project: Creation of a youth drop-in centre for access to social and educational development programming.
Location: Amherst, Nova Scotia

Assiginack Public Library – $4,289

Project: Purchase furniture and materials to enhance newly built space for youth learning.
Location: Manitowaning, Ontario

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarington – $7,000

Project: Creation of a group mentoring program for at-risk children and youth.
Location: Bowmanvillle, Ontario

Big Brothers Big Sisters of London & Area – $17,424

Project: Creation of a conversation club mentoring program for newcomer students to the after-school program.
Location: London, Ontario

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa – $20,000

Project: Expansion of a conversation club mentorship program for newcomer youth to the after-school program.
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Bruce Peninsula Family Centre – $900

Project: Purchase materials for volunteers to sew cot-covers, crib sheets and blankets for children staying at the Family Centre.
Location: Lions Head, Ontario

Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity – $30,000

Project: Workshops to help youth challenge bullying and support youth dealing with mental health challenges.
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Celebrations Ottawa – $30,000

Project: Purchase stamps for a student-designed postcards inviting relatives/friends to come to Ottawa in 2017.
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Children's Aid Foundation – $20,000

Project: Creation of a mental health therapy program for children who have experienced traumatic events at an early age..
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Elephant Thoughts – $12,008

Project:Creation of a program for community organizations to run workshops dealing with youth issues.
Location: Collingwood, Ontario

Grand Valley Agricultural Society – $550

Project: Purchase materials for educational stations for children and youth.
Location: Grand Valley, Ontario

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation – $15,293

Project: Residential integration life skills program for youth with physical disabilities.
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Foundation – $4,325

Project: Purchase books to educate students on the critical role honeybees play in the health, biodiversity and in the security of food supply.
Location: Hamilton, Ontario

Jane-Finch Community Ministry – $25,000

Project: Creation of a training program for youth to build employment skills.
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Magnetawan Home and School Association – $3,230

Project: Purchase of milk for a nutritional snack program for students.
Location: Magnetawan, Ontario

Najda: Refugee Sponsorship Committee – $3,000

Project: Helping settle a Syrian refugee family part of an on-going sponsorship program.
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Nobel Public School – $4,350

Project: Purchase a commercial dishwasher for expansion of food services for students.
Location: Nobel, Ontario

Northwood Public School – $1,000

Project: Purchase materials to build a buddy bench, to promote leadership and friendship among students.
Location: Brampton, Ontario

'NSTEP Nutrition Students Teachers Exercising with Parents – $3,000

Project: After-school food-literacy skills program.
Location: London, Ontario

Orangeville Cub Pack – $1,000

Project: Purchase materials and camping equipment for children's adventure program.
Location: Amaranth, Ontario

Passing the Torch Committee – $1,000

Project: Youth tours of the Canadian Historical Aircraft Association museum and participation in the 90th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Legion.
Location: McGregor, Ontario

Pathstone Mental Health – $13,668

Project: Purchase telepsychiatry equipment to support programming for children with mental health issues.
Location: Thorold, Ontario

Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario – $20,000

Project: Expansion of transition program for childhood cancer survivors going from high school to post-secondary education or employment.
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Silver Ambassadors Concert Band – $500

Project: Help cover costs of having the Silver Ambassadors Concert Band perform for students in schools.
Location: Windsor, Ontario

The Leacock Foundation – $15,000

Project: Expansion of the Saturday morning literacy club for children from economic disadvantaged or newcomer families.
Location: Toronto, Ontario

The Learning Partnership – $15,000

Project: Expansion of resources and materials for Aboriginal children to prepare them for kindergarten.
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Youth Empowering Parents – $994

Project: Expansion of program where youths teach English and computer skills to newcomers to help with integration into Canadian society.
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Handibear Hills Horse Sanctuary – $5,000

Project: Purchase safety equipment to enhance recreational facilities of autistic youth participating in the Horses4Autism program.
Location: South Granville, Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island Curling Association – $4,775

Project: Bring the Rocks & Rings program into 30 elementary schools in Prince Edward Island.
Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Association sportive des sourds du Québec – $7,500

Project: Soccer and swimming program for hard of hearing and deaf children.
Location: Montréal, Québec

Bibliothèque de Guérin – $1,200

Project: Purchase a replacement computer and software for children’s section.
Location: Guérin, Québec

Carrefour Loisirs de la MRC de Coaticook – $250

Project: Emergency training camp for youth.
Location: Coaticook, Québec

Centre Communautaire Tyndale St-Georges – $15,000

Project: SExpansion of the after-school program for disadvantaged students.
Location: Montreal, Québec

Club de Soccer Audet – $2,000

Project: Purchase of sporting equipment.
Location: Audet, Québec

École Sainte-Martine – $750

Project: Nutritional food and cooking workshops for students.
Location: Courcelles, Québec

En Marge 12-17 – $28,330

Project: Expansion of support services for street youth.
Location: Montréal, Québec

Eva R. Gsum Foundation - $750

Project: Purchase of back-to-school supplies for disadvantaged students.
Location: Montréal, Québec

Fondation Jovia – $10,000

Project: Therapeutic clown program for children in the rehabilitation centre.
Location: Montréal, Québec

Fondation Solidarité Jeunesse – $20,000

Project: Creation of a lunch box program for children from low-income families.
Location: Victoriaville, Québec

Garde côtière auxiliaire canadienne – $1,500

Project: Creation of swimming safety program for children.
Location: Québec, Québec

La Maison des petites Lucioles – $7,680

Project: Winter outings program for severely physically disabled children.
Location: Trois-Rivières, Québec

Kahnawake Sports & Recreation Unit - $10,000

Project: Finding Joy - recreational programming for Kahnawake's special needs youth.
Location: Kahnawake, Québec

Le Regroupement pour la Trisomie 21 (RT21) – $2,300

Project: Occupational therapy for 3-6 year olds to meet the demand of many families who are waiting for services.
Location: Québec, Québec

Les chevaliers de Colomb du conseil de St-Siméon – $1,500

Project: Expansion of snack program for students.
Location: Saint-Siméon, Québec

Les Grands Frères Grandes Soeurs de l'Estrie – $10,000

Project: Expansion of in-school mentoring program for children from single-parent families or who need additional help with homework.
Location: Sherbrooke, Québec

Les YMCA du Québec – $20,000

Project: Alternative suspension program with visits to vocational centres to allow youth to discover other paths to success.
Location: Montréal, Québec

Missisquoi North Volunteer Centre – $2,160

Project: Promotional and educational materials to be used during the weekly Leadership Program
Location: Mansonville, Québec

Municipalité de Val-Saint-Gilles – $5,152

Project: Purchase new computers for youth to use at the library.
Location: Val-Saint-Gilles, Québec

Place des Jeunes de Squatec – $4,4442

Project: Purchase of new computer software to setup robotics station for children.
Location: Squatec, Québec

Polyvalente Montignac de Lac-Mégantic – $3,000

Project: Creation of a community garden project by children.
Location: Lac-Mégantic, Québec

Service de garde – Le repaire des moussaillons de l'École Notre-Dame-du-Portage – $5,000

Project: Purchase of soundproofing material to renovate the daycare space for children.
Location: Notre-Dame-du-Portage, Québec

Table des partenaires en petite enfance de Saint-Hubert – $20,000

Project: Creation of a support and development program to prepare children from low-income areas entering school.
Location: Longueuilc, Québec

PYouth in Motion – $2,000

Project: Purchase of equipment and the creation of workshops to teach youth how to film and produce digital videos.
Location: Montréal, Québec

Best Buddies Canada – $14,80

Project: Expansion of one-on-one buddy program for students with special needs.
Location: Saskatchewan, Manitoba and British Columbia

Boys & Girls Club of Yorkton – $10,000

Project: Expand educational component of children and youth program.
Location: Yorkton, Saskatchewan

Child Find Saskatchewan – $15,000

Project: Expansion of the ID and alert program about the realities of at-risk behaviour.
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Imperial School Community Council – $1,000

Project: Creation of a sports track for extra-curricular activities for students.
Location: Imperial, Saskatchewan

Radville Laurier Regional Park – $1,900

Project: Purchase supplies to build a community garden cared for by students.
Location: Radville, Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Abilities Council – $15,000

Project: Purchase supplies and materials to create a recreational program for youth with physical disabilities.
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Cerebral Palsy Association – $5,000

Project: Purchase five specialized car seats for children with cerebral palsy.
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Shamrock Regional Park Authority – $1,100

Project: Purchase materials to build 20 picnic tables for the Shamrock Regional Park.
Location: Shamrock, Saskatchewan

Stoughton & District Playschool Co-operative – $500

Project: Purchase age appropriate books and educational toys to prepare children for kindergarten.
Location: Stoughton, Saskatchewan

YMCA of Moose Jaw – $10,000

Project: School support program to enhance student engagement and success.
Location: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

YMCA of Regina – $15,000

Project: Alternative suspension program for high school students.
Location: Regina, Saskatchewan

Youth of Today Society – $14,395

Project: Creation of workshops to build a First Nation elders traditional art mentorship program for at-risk youth.
Location: Whitehorse, Yukon

2015 Grant recipients
Alberta Science Network - $10,000

Project: Alberta Scientists & Engineers-in-the-Classroom Outreach Program provides in-classroom presentations by scientists, engineers, etc.
Location: Calgary, Alberta

Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton and Area Society - $25,000

Project: Nutritious snacks and meals to over 25,000 children in the community living below the poverty line.
Location: Edmonton, Alberta

Canlearn Society for Persons with Learning Difficulties - $25,000

Project: Through the Word Play after-school reading program - improving literacy levels for at-risk children struggling with learning to read in grades 1 and 2.
Location: Calgary, Alberta

Cochrane & Area Humane Society - $3,000

Project: Expand program with additional school visits and added literacy component - teaching empathy based programming and allowing students to spend time reading to a shelter animal.
Location: Cochrane, Alberta

Gibbons Preschool Association - $550

Project: Purchase manipulative play items to enhance children's hand and eye co-ordination and skills.
Location: Gibbons, Alberta

Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta - $35,000

Project: Education support program tackles the practical issues of being a school-aged kid with cancer.
Location: Calgary, Alberta

Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Northern Alberta - $16,000

Project: Camp Freedom - camp for youth living with Spina Bifida.
Location: Edmonton, Alberta

The Evenstart for Children Foundation of Calgary - $30,000

Project: Transportation for children from backgrounds of poverty, abuse, trauma or neglect to specialized programming.
Location: Calgary, Alberta

The Friends of the Carstairs Public Library - $2,200

Project: Purchase musical instruments for educational development.
Location: Carstairs, Alberta

Walter and Gladys Hill Public School - $2,000

Project: Breakfast program.
Location: Fort McMurray, Alberta

Abbotsford Hospice Society - $10,000

Project: Equestrian day camps for children and teens who are grieving the death of a loved one.
Location: Abbotsford, British Columbia

BC Wheelchair Basketball Society - $25,000

Project: Physical education and inclusive opportunities for children with disabilities.
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Chinese Community Policing Centre - $15,000

Project: Strathcona Youth Judo Program - martial arts training for at-risk youth will provide a positive interaction with the police.
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association - $10,000

Project: Therapeutic riding and therapies for individuals with special needs.
Location: Duncan, British Columbia

Friendly Forest Preschool Association - $503

Project: Purchase of 15 bike helmets.
Location: Anmore, British Columbia

Grandview/¿uuqinak'uuh Elementary School – $10,000

Project: Introduce students to recreation facilities and activities in Vancouver.
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Grassy Plains Community Hall Association - $581

Project: Children's activities in remote area of Northwest B.C.
Location: Burns Lake, British Columbia

Kackaamin Family Development Centre - $14,500

Project: A four-season playground for children and youth who have experienced domestic violence.
Location: Port Alberni, British Columbia

Kamloops and District Elizabeth Fry Society - $25,000

Project: Women's Second Stage/Supportive Housing Program provides safe, supportive long term transitional housing for women, youth and children.
Location: Kamloops, British Columbia

Kiddies Korner Preschool - $290

Project: Preschool community garden.
Location: Port Coquitlam, British Columbia

Red Fox Healthy Living Society - $10,000

Project: A youth leadership certificate program for low-income Aboriginal youth.
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Sardis Doorway for Mothers and Children Society - $4,920

Project: Parenting support programs.
Location: Chilliwack, British Columbia

Skidegate Health Centre - $24,000

Project: Development program to promote essential skills for entering school.
Location: Skidegate, British Columbia

The Canadian Red Cross Society - $25,000

Project: Reducing equipment wait times for severely disabled children.
Location: Burnaby, British Columbia

The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of British Columbia (Crisis Centre) - $15,000

Project: 24-hour crisis chat line.
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Upper Lonsdale Preschool Society - $2,000

Project: Outdoor garden space and equipment for a variety of science-based activities.
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia

Young Parents Support Network - $10,000

Project: Innovative technology-based planning platform with young parents.
Location: Victoria, British Columbia

Art City Inc. - $10,000

Project: The West Broadway After-school Indigenous Art Program.
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg Inc. - $20,000

Project: Expansion of the Aberdeen After-School Program to include a drop-in and enhanced programming component for youth.
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) - $29,712

Project: The Manitoba Early Intervention Program for children who are blind or partially sighted.
Location: Province-wide

École Opasquia School - $8,000

Project: Purchase of books for the exclusive use of the shared reading program.
Location: The Pas, Manitoba

Rosenort School - $2,175

Project: Outdoor classroom with 6 raised garden beds.
Location: Rosenort, Manitoba

Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport & Recreation Association - $20,000

Project: Accessible and culturally relevant kids summer camp.
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Association for New Canadians - $9,490

Project: After-School homework program.
Location: St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Boys and Girls Clubs of St. John's - $10,000

Project: Blast Off to Health and Wellness - educate, and actively engage members in areas of healthy eating, physical activity and healthy lifestyle.
Location: St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Dover Tidy Town's Committee - $2,500

Project: Children's after-school community art program.
Location: Dover, Newfoundland and Labrador

Eating Disorder Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, Inc. - $8,000

Project: BodySense - exploring the benefits of a positive body image.
Location: St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador - $15,000

Project: Health promotion campaign targeting all grade four students to improve their nutritional habits and consumption of fruits and vegetables.
Location: Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador

Boys and Girls Club of Moncton - $25,000

Project: MOMENTUM Initiative - helping young people break down barriers, achieve goals, build dreams and grow into physically and mentally healthy citizens.
Location: Moncton, New Brunswick

Doaktown Community-School Library - $15,000

Project: Doaktown Community School Library - create a room that will be dedicated exclusively to children and youth programming.
Location: Doaktown, New Brunswick

École communautaire Académie Notre-Dame - $1,500

Project: "Académie Idole" [Academy Idol] show at the Académie Notre-Dame school to raise money for a sound system for the school.
Location: Dalhousie, New Brunswick

Southern Victoria High School Breakfast Program - $5,000

Project: School breakfast program.
Location: Perth-Andover, New Brunswick

Inuvik Youth Centre Society - $10,000

Project: Inuvik Youth Centre Drop-in Program.
Location: Inuvik, Northwest Territories

YWCA Yellowknife - $10,000

Project: Yellowknife Home Alone - course that helps children develop confidence to stay home alone.
Location: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation - $20,000

Project: Cape Breton Virtual Outreach E-Services Project provides youth access to one-on-one mental health care with an outreach worker, via their mobile device or computer.
Location: Sydney, Nova Scotia

Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia - $6,000

Project: Economics for Success project helps students develop a greater appreciation for the opportunities available through education and staying in school.
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Mount St. Vincent University Student Union - $4,500

Project: The "Bound For Shamattawa" Manitoba School Library Campaign - shipment of over 3000 books for the school library that lost its entire collection to mould.
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Richmond County Literacy Network - $10,000

Project: Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in Richmond County will foster a love of reading among the county's pre-school children and their families by providing them with the gift of a specially selected book each month.
Location: Arichat, Nova Scotia

Second Stage Housing Association of Dartmouth, o/a Alice Housing - $15,000

Project: Healing the Bruises project - breaking the cycle of violence and improving the mental and physical well-being of children whom have been exposed to domestic violence.
Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

The John Howard Society of Nova Scotia-North Eastern Regional office - $13,739

Project: An employment-readiness program for youth.
Location: Westville, Nova Scotia

Veith House - $5,500

Project: Veith House Summer Day Camp - affordable summer care for preschool and elementary school-aged children.
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Aqsarniit Ilinniarvik School - $15,000

Project: Aqsarniit after-school land program for at-risk students.
Location: Iqaluit, Nunavut

Pitquhirnikkut Ilihautiniq / Kitikmeot Heritage Society - $10,000

Project: Creating a 'Cultural Learning and Inuinnaqtun Centre' for Cambridge Bay.
Location: Cambridge Bay, Nunavut

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northumberland - $12,240

Project: After-school mentoring program promoting positive physical, emotional and mental health of children.
Location: Port Hope, Ontario

Centennial Public School - $10,000

Project: Centennial Public School Yard Renewal - create natural, outdoor learning spaces and enhance biodiversity.
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Child Development Institute - $15,000

Project: Children's mental health program at three Boys and Girls Clubs.
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Christie Refugee Welcome Centre - $2,000

Project: Purchase a small library of dual-language books in the most popular languages used by families living in the Christie Refugee Welcome Centre.
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Covenant House Toronto - $20,000

Project: Youth Homelessness - Awareness & Prevention presentations for school students.
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Grand Valley Public Library - $1,033

Project: After-school program for children that provides activities to engage and stimulate creativity in the arts and culture.
Location: Grand Valley, Ontario

Green Thumbs Growing Kids - $10,000

Project: Greening School Food - workshops about healthy and sustainable food.
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Hope Air - $25,000

Project: Flights for low-income Canadian children who must travel for healthcare.
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Hamilton Wentworth District School Board Foundation - $3,581

Project: Black History Month education.
Location: Hamilton, Ontario

Jane Finch Reaching Up - $2,500

Project: Upgrade and expand Reaching-up Computer Club - after-school program helps with school work and teaches crucial computer skills.
Location: Toronto, Ontario

McMaster Children's Hospital/Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation - $30,000

Project: Children in Mental Health Crisis - parent resource group and resource materials program pilot.
Location: Hamilton, Ontario

Mushkegowuk Council - $9,000

Project: Geographic Information System (GIS) Education Project - 50 GPS units for practical hands-on learning opportunities for students in four communities.
Location: Timmins, Ontario

Neighbour to Neighbour Centre, Hamilton - $28,000

Project: Neighbour to Neighbour Reading Tutor Program - opportunity for children who are reading below grade level to improve their literacy skills with one-on-one tutoring.
Location: Hamilton, Ontario

Optimist Club of Mitchell - $3,500

Project: West Perth Opti-challenge baseball for physically, intellectually, and visually impaired players of ages 6 and up.
Location: Mitchell, Ontario

Passing The Torch Committee - $1,000

Project: Commemorating our Freedom school tour engages students in the importance of honouring our veterans and observing Remembrance Day.
Location: Windsor, Ontario

Regional Food Distribution Association (RFDA) - $28,250

Project: Remote First Nation Youth Community Garden Collective - engaging at-risk youth to build gardens, tend crops, and develop meaningful relationships with their community.
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario

Riverview Elementary School - $3,000

Project: Breakfast For Students - supporting families that struggle to feed their children each day.
Location: Rainy River, Ontario

Skills for Change - $24,975

Project: Jane and Finch Pathways to Success After-School Program - preparing at-risk youth to be the future leaders, entrepreneurs, and businesspeople of their communities.
Location: Toronto, Ontario

St. Stephen's Community House - $15,000

Project: Breaking Boundaries - fitness and wellness program for at-risk youth in downtown West Toronto.
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Sutton District High School - $2,000

Project: Girls' Night In For Mental Health - after-school mental health event addressing issues affecting girls' mental health, such as body image, depression, stress and anxiety.
Location: Sutton West, Ontario

The Mississauga Furniture Bank - $12,712

Project: The MFB "Up Off The Floor” Bed Program - initiative to help families affected by the bed bug infestation by providing new metal bed frames.
Location: Mississauga, Ontario

Timmins Learning Centre Inc. - $20,000

Project: Increase capacity and reduce wait times for the Homework Club Program, breaking the cycle of low literacy in the Timmins area.
Location: Timmins, Ontario

Wellington Catholic District School Board - $5,000

Project: Question. Explore. Conserve. - School guest speaker tour.
Location: Guelph, Ontario

Wingham & District Hospital Foundation - $2,500

Project: Purchase of a Braselow Cart which for the inpatient unit's paediatric emergency equipment.
Location: Wingham, Ontario

Boys and Girls Club of Wellington & Area - $5,000

Project: Tire Recycling/Wood Working Project - encouraging children to play outside.
Location: Wellington, Prince Edward Island

Le Conseil Rév.S.-É.-Perrey Inc. - $7,650

Project: Our youth- our future - enhancement of youth programming in the Acadian and francophone minority community.
Location: Tignish, Prince Edward Island

Bibliothèque ID livres d'Angliers - $3,000

Project: A well-connected ''area!'' The purchase of three new computers that will be used for Internet access at our library.
Location: Angliers, Québec

Comité de loisirs Val-Racine - $2,112

Project: Purchase of a parent-child swing set seat for the municipal park.
Location: Val-Racine, Québec

Défi Handicap des Sources - $4,000

Project: Enhancement of day camp services for children and teens with disabilities.
Location: Asbestos, Québec

École Notre-Dame-des-Neiges à Charette; Commission scolaire de l'Énergie - $10,000

Project: School playground pride - reorganization and installation of new infrastructures for the school playground, to enhance it, make it safer and more functional, and meet the urgent needs of the school and community.
Location: Charette, Québec

École Sainte-Hedwidge (De la rivière) - $3,200

Project: School theatre - give students the chance to develop new talents and new interests by offering theatre as an activity for a period of two years.
Location: Sainte-Hedwidge, Québec

École Sainte-Martine - $750

Project: Nutrition workshops - students will prepare nutritional recipes and taste new products that will improve their overall health.
Location: Courcelles, Québec

Equitas - International Centre for Human Rights Education - $30,000

Project: Play it Fair! after-school program in 3 Montreal schools to build children and youth's ability to participate and be leaders in their communities.
Location: Montréal, Québec

Eva R. Gsum Foundation - $1,000

Project: Mobile libraries at various youth organizations and schools for kids to discover and enjoy reading.
Location: Montréal, Québec

Fondation Jean Lapointe - $10,000

Project: Prevention workshop for 1,000 teens in their first year of secondary school during the school year. This workshop involves a very interactive, judgment-free presentation on the effects of drugs and alcohol on the brain.
Location: Montréal, Québec

Garderie Les Petits Anges de Wesley and the Arthur's Garden sensory playground - $10,000

Project: Sensory playground - developing a playground where children (with and without) developmental disabilities can learn, play, strive and make friends.
Location: Montréal, Québec

Giant Steps Montreal - $5,840

Project: Career orientation project for autistic students.
Location: Montréal, Québec

Grands Frères Grandes Soeurs de Trois-Rivières - $15,000

Project: Weekend youth mentoring program - Mauricie - this project will permit the offering a service to children with mental health issues, which is very difficult to do at this time.
Location: Trois-Rivières, Québec

Kahnawake Sports & Recreation Unit - $10,000

Project: Finding Joy - recreational programming for Kahnawake's special needs youth.
Location: Kahnawake, Québec

Le Regroupement pour la Trisomie 21 (RT21) – $2,300

Project: Occupational therapy for 3-6 year olds to meet the demand of many families who are waiting for services.
Location: Montréal, Québec

Les Loisirs Colombier - $28,134

Project: Development of a skateboard park.
Location: Colombier, Québec

Maison des jeunes de Pierrefonds Inc. - $2,000

Project: Lunch hour Safe Haven Project opens the Maison des jeunes to provide a place for youth to congregate and receive life-skills training.
Location: Pierrefonds, Québec

Maison des jeunes de Saint-Émile - $15,000

Project: Introduction of a homework assistance service to help young people stay motivated at school, improve their academic performance and support them in their future approach to career choices.
Location: Québec, Québec

Quebec Society for Disabled Children - $20,000

Project: Papillon Therapeutic Program serves the needs of disabled children who require occupational therapy intervention - specialized equipment, occupational, music and art therapy.
Location: Montréal, Québec

The Montreal Children's Library - $13,014

Project: Preschool programming expansion designed to create an interest in books and learning; bolstering pre-literacy skills.
Location: Montréal, Québec

Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Weyburn Inc. - $6,035

Project: Sports-based recreation mentoring.
Location: Weyburn, Saskatchewan

Goodsoil School Community Council - $15,000

Project: Project to replace the old play structures in the school playground.
Location: Goodsoil, Saskatchewan

Hector Thiboutot Community School (Northern Lights School Division #113) - $6,720

Project: Project to replace un-safe play structures in the school playground.
Location: Sandy Bay, Saskatchewan

Kamsack Skate Park Committee - $2,500

Project: Kamsack skate park rejuvenation.
Location: Kamsack, Saskatchewan

Nipawin Daycare Co-operative - $5,000

Project: Designing and creating a multi-sensory environment for autistic children and for our children with diverse behavioural needs.
Location: Nipawin, Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan Abilities Council - Swift Current Branch - $6,000

Project: The Social Leisure Youth Program supports youth with varying abilities to realize their potential.
Location: Swift Current, Saskatchewan

YMCA of Moose Jaw - $15,000

Project: Youth Educational Success Program - promote student engagement at school and increase graduation rates.
Location: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

St. Elias Community School Breakfast Club - $5,000

Project: Breakfast Club - to boost attendance and to better engage kids.
Location: Haines Junction, Yukon

2014 Grant recipients
CASA Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health - $16,994

Project: Training program for northern communities that promote attachment behaviours in adopted or foster children.
Location: Edmonton, Alberta

Distress Centre Calgary - $41,500

Project: Offer more online support to reach more youth in crisis.
Location: Calgary, Alberta

Flaggstaff’s Initiative to Relationship & Spousal Trauma (FIRST) - $14,000

Project: Presentations and training to promote and spread the word on bullying.
Location: Killam, Alberta

Gleichen & District Library - $400

Project: Learning enhancement through technological products
Location: Gleichen, Alberta

Graminia Community School Foundation - $3,900

Project: Volleyball equipment
Location: Spruce Grove, Alberta

Inn from the Cold Society - $10,000

Project: Assist homeless families on creating a better future and provide knowledge on how to have a healthy and independent life.
Location: Calgary, Alberta

Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta - $25,000

Project: Bringing financial literacy and work readiness to Aboriginal Youth to decrease high school drop out rate.
Location: Calgary, Alberta

Lethbridge Family Services - $10,000

Project: Building Bridges offers year-long, holistic, experiential programming for high risk youth.
Location: North Lethbridge, Alberta

Sonshine Community Services - $15,000

Project: Children's centre for those who have experienced domestic violence
Location: Calgary, Alberta

The Paralympic Sports Association - $25,000

Project: Summer camp for children and youth with a disability
Location: Medicine Hat, Alberta

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kamloops & Region - $10,000

Project: In-school mentoring program
Location: Kamloops, British Columbia

Board of Education of School District No. 36 (Surrey) - $25,000

Project: Partners in teaching pre-elementary pilot through a morning program that offers a healthy meal and crucial learning activities to low income students.
Location: Surrey, British Columbia

Cerebral Palsy Association of British Columbia - $3,000

Project: Therapeutic Recreation Programs for Children and Youth
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

College of New Caledonia - $13,005

Project: Young parent connections program
Location: Burns Lake, British Columbia

Community Connections Society of Southeast BC - $36,520

Project: Workshop for empowerment of girls to prevent violence.
Location: Cranbrook, British Columbia

Community Justice Initiatives (CJI) - $10,000

Project: A comprehensive sustainable program with the goal of creating safer schools.
Location: Langley, British Columbia

Kidsport – Nelson Chapter – $2,000

Project: Financial assistance for sport registration
Location: Nelson, British Columbia

Leave Out Violence (LOVE) Society BC - $15,000

Project: Intensive media arts and leadership training in an after school program to those who have lived through violence.
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Montecito Parent Advisory Committee - $4,760

Project: Music program for the entire student body
Location: Burnaby, British Columbia

Northern BC Children and Families Hearing Society - $2,500

Project: Regional ASL (Sign Language) Workshops
Location: Prince George, British Columbia

North Peace Fall Fair Society - $3,500

Project: To promote and encourage young people to enter and compete in all aspects of the agricultural industry at the Fall Fair.
Location: Fort St. John, British Columbia

The HOPE Centre - $10,780

Project: Family resource centre
Location: Gabriola Island, British Columbia

The Sharing Farm Society - $5,000

Project: Eating Wise - farm to plate food literacy for Richmond families
Location: Richmond, British Columbia

Volunteer Grandparents - $5,000

Project: Expansion of Family Match and School Grandparent Programs
Location: Burnaby, British Columbia

YWCA Metro Vancouver - $27,600

Project: Training specialized staff to better help special needs children become school ready.
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Zajac Ranch for Children - $30,000

Project: Summer camp for children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Altona & Area Family Resource Centre - $3,581

Project: Travelling library
Location: Altona, Manitoba

Boys & Girls Club of Thompson - $20,000

Project: Nutrition and meal preparation program
Location: Thompson, Manitoba

Major Pratt School Parent Advisory Council - $1,500

Project: 2014/2015 Major Pratt school breakfast program
Location: Russell, Manitoba

Network 4 Change - $10,000

Project: Outdoor play area for children at the Community Resource Centre.
Location: Beausejour, Manitoba

Pinawa Community Foundation - $4,000

Project: Scoreboard for athletic activities in the high school gymnasium
Location: Pinawa, Manitoba

Rachel’s Garden - $3,325

Project: Food growth for lower income families
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Sir Hugh John Macdonald Memorial Hostel (Macdonald Youth Services (MYS)) - $40,000

Project: Assist youth with confidence and independence to ensure they have the right skills to be successful.
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Young Men's and Young Women's Christian Association of Winnipeg Incorporated - $10,000

Project: YMCA Alternative suspension program to assist children with behavioural issues and academics.
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Christ the King School - $10,000

Project: Rebuilding outdoor playground to promote outdoor play during the school day
Location: Rushoon, Newfoundland and Labrador

Donald C. Jamieson Academy (Jamieson Green Team) - $4,250

Project: Learning garden
Location: Burin Arm Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador

Humber Community YMCA - $10,000

Project: YMCA Alternative suspension program for troubled youth
Location: Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador

Northern Peninsula Family Resource Centre - $8,000

Project: Program Resources - Educational resources for families to rent
Location: St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador

Young Adult Cancer Canada - $8,000

Project: Access to face-to-face programs for young adults with cancer for support and an opportunity to connect with peers
Location: St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Boys & Girls Club of Saint John, Inc. - $10,000

Project: Promote physical fitness to prevent obesity
Location: Saint John, New Brunswick

John Howard Society of Fredericton Inc. - $10,000

Project: To improve resiliency and pro-social behaviors among at-risk youth through the provision of group-based and individual personality-driven cognitive/behavioral interventions.
Location: Fredericton, New Brunswick

Petit-Rocher Public Library - $5,000

Project: Renovations to the youth and activity centres
Location: Petit Rocher, New Brunswick

YMCA of Greater Moncton - $10,000

Project: YMCA Alternative Suspension program to improve behaviour
Location: Moncton, New Brunswick

Chief Sunrise Education Centre - $30,000

Project: Provide hands on experience with cooking and nutritional education, as well as snacks to students with special needs.
Location: Hay River, Northwest Territories

Amherst Schools Plus - $3,000

Project: Youth volunteer program to give students opportunities to volunteer at different organizations in the community.
Location: Amherst, Nova Scotia

Antigonish Guysborough Early Childhood Intervention Program - $15,000

Project: Comprehensive lending library for children and youth with special needs and/or behavioural issues to improve development.
Location: Antigonish, Nova Scotia

Family Matters (Annapolis County Family Resource Centre) - $3,901

Project: Cooking for families
Location: Annapolis County, Nova Scotia

Sexual Health Centre for Cumberland County - $5,000

Project: Girls & self esteem program
Location: Amherst, Nova Scotia

The Dartmouth Learning Network Society - $10,000

Project: Assist low income families in teaching their children specific skills linked to reading and math success.
Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth - $15,000

Project: YMCA Alternative suspension program to improve behaviour
Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Adoption Council of Canada (ACC) - $20,000

Project: Youth to speak out to the public and create artwork on why they need permanent families.
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Assiginack Public School - $8,293

Project: New library to create an encouraging learning environment.
Location: Manitowaning, Ontario

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ajax-Pickering - $10,000

Project: School-based mentorship promoting positive mental health to high risk neighbourhoods.
Location: Pickering, Ontario

Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Georgian Triangle - $22,000

Project: After school mentoring program for boys by offering a positive adult role model.
Location: Collingwood, Ontario

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County - $17,162

Project: After school program promoting a healthy lifestyle both emotionally and physically.
Location: Smith Falls, Ontario

Boys & Girls Clubs of Thunder Bay - $20,000

Project: Gym floor and stage renovation project
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario

Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) - $25,000

Project: Project Stitch - Urgent improvements and renovations to CHEO's Day Care Surgery and Recovery Units to reduce wait times for procedures.
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Children's Treatment Centre Foundation of Chatham-Kent - $7,500

Project: Decrease length of wait time for children who require medical attention.
Location: Chatham, Ontario

Christie Refugee Welcome Centre - $4,200

Project: Computer literacy for refugee children
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Community Living Peterborough - $24,015

Project: Assist youth with intellectual disabilities and provide financial literacy training leading to increased financial independence and understanding of financial systems.
Location: Peterborough, Ontario

Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre - $25,000

Project: Building a new home for the clients of the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre.
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Elephant Thoughts Educational Outreach - $11,280

Project: A pilot program to recognize and develop high-risk Aboriginal students within the Simcoe County School Board who have extraordinary natural talents.
Location: Collingwood, Ontario

Guelph Public Library (GPL) - $10,000

Project: Early Literacy Stations at the Guelph Public Library
Location: Guelph, Ontario

JVS Toronto - $25,000

Project: Psychological Services Initiative: Using Technology to Streamline Assessments for children.
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Kids Help Phone - $50,000

Project: Provide more help to children via LiveChat by funding an additional counsellor.
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line - $25,000

Project: Peer support group after school
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Limestone District School Board, Links Program - $4,949

Project: Art therapy
Location: Kingston, Ontario

LOVE: Leave Out Violence / LOVE: Vivre Sans Violence - $15,000

Project: National youth learning experience camp for at-risk youth
Location: Toronto, Ontario

McCrosson Tovell School - $3,600

Project: Breakfast program
Location: Sleeman, Ontario

Ottawa Therapy Dogs - $8,500

Project: Ottawa Therapy Dogs for youth with Autism and Anxiety
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Pauline’s Place Non Profit Homes Inc. - $15,000

Project: Housing and support for homeless and at-risk youth
Location: Sault Ste.Marie, Ontario

South River - Machar Union Public Library - $2,390

Project: Travelling science show
Location: South River, Ontario

Special Olympics Canada - $25,000

Project: A Multi-Sport Development Program for Youth aged 13-18 to encourage them to have a healthy lifestyle.
Location: Toronto, Ontario

The Arthritis Society - $10,000

Project: Pain management workshop for teens who are suffering from emotional and social stress.
Location: Toronto, Ontario

The Living City Foundation - $20,000

Project: Environmental education program for students to become leaders who initiate and foster environmentally sustainable behaviour based on the eco-concepts they've learned.
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Wesley Urban Ministries Inc. - $10,000

Project: Refugee Expressive Arts for Children's Health (REACH) - Overcoming Mental Health Challenges
Location: Hamilton, Ontario

Workers Arts and Heritage Centre - $5,500

Project: School-Break Programming for Children and Youth through art projects.
Location: Hamilton, Ontario

Autism Society of Prince Edward Island - $5,000

Project: Swimming activities for children and their families who are living with autism. Partnering with Ski Buddies to provide winter physical activity.
Location: Charlottetown/Summerside, Prince Edward Island

The Boys and Girls Club of Summerside - $5,000

Project: Bullying reduction education with guitar lessons
Location: Summerside, Prince Edward Island

Westwood Primary School (Westwood Primary Orff Music Project) - $4,999

Project: Integrating the arts with the core curriculum being taught in the classroom.
Location: Cornwall, Prince Edward Island

Accueils Au coeur de l'enfance/Centre de pédiatrie sociale de Saint-Laurent - $29,400

Project: Early stimulation services for children whose parents are waiting on refugee status.
Location: Saint-Laurent (Montréal), Québec

Association des parents de Côte-des-Neiges - $10,000

Project: Parent-Children workshop for preparation prior to starting kindergarten.
Location: Montréal, Québec

Association sportive des sourds du Québec - $4,000

Project: Programs for deaf youth
Location: Montréal, Québec

Camp Bosco - $7,765

Project: Specialized rooms to accommodate youth with a physical and/or intellectual disability.
Location: Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Québec

Carrefour Loisirs de la MRC Coaticook - $250

Project: First aid training
Location: Coaticook, Québec

École de Sutton - $2,000

Project: Musical instruments
Location: Sutton, Québec

Fondation Tel-jeunes - $12,500

Project: Workshop in high schools to educate groups that are likely to face inappropriate behaviour.
Location: Montréal, Québec

Intègr'action jeunesse - $15,000

Project: Kitchen workshops in high schools to provide high-risk students with knowledge on a healthy lifestyle mentally and physically.
Location: Québec, Québec

La maison de l'amitié de Hull - $2,000

Project: Stay in school program
Location: Gatineau, Québec

Le Grand Chemin - $25,000

Project: 165+ youth living with a mental health illness will receive assistance.
Location: Montréal, Québec

LOVE - Leave Out Violence (Québec) - $10,000

Project: Outreach presentation to build awareness about the causes and effects of violence.
Location: Montréal, Québec

Maison de la famille de Chute-St-Philippe - $1,700

Project: Visual arts training
Location: Chute-St-Philippe, Québec

Montreal Oral School for the Deaf - $50,000

Project: Mental health early intervention initiative
Location: Westmount, Québec

Patro de Charlesbourg – $7,000

Project: A homework and lessons workshop for youth.
Location: Montréal, Québec

Perspectives Jeunesse - $9,398

Project: Academic workshop for youth who did not receive a high school diploma.
Location: Montréal, Québec

Share the Warmth (Québec) / Partageons l’espoir - $12,000

Project: Tutoring elementary school children that come from a low-income household.
Location: Montréal, Québec

Step By Step Child and Family Center - $24,000

Project: Using traditional stories and characters to develop speech and language of young Mohawk children.
Location: Kahnawake Mohawk Territory, Québec

The Learning Exchange - $14,095

Project: Story time in the Community through a family literacy program
Location: Chomedey, Laval, Québec

Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Weyburn Inc. - $5,535

Project: Recreation mentoring through softball and curling.
Location: Weyburn, Saskatchewan

First Steps Wellness Centre Inc. - $12,000

Project: Intensive therapy for children living with cerebral palsy to promote movement education.
Location: Regina, Saskatchewan

Northern Lights School Division #113 - $7,125

Project: Expansion of extracurricular programs and offering quality sports in a safe environment.
Location: La Ronge, Saskatchewan

Parachute Canada - Saskatoon ThinkFirst Chapter - $5,000

Project: Head-smart programs focused on educating kids and youth on making safe choices and preventing injuries.
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

YMCA of Regina - $10,000

Project: Alternative suspension program to assist youth with their behaviour.
Location: Regina, Saskatchewan

Carcross Recreation Board - $3,650

Project: A free parenting program for parents of children ages 0 - 5 years old
Location: Carcross, Yukon

Gentle Steps Family Support Centre - $5,000

Project: Parenting courses and guidance
Location: Watson Lake, Yukon

Watson Lake Daycare - $4,999

Project: Playground structure
Location: Watson Lake, Yukon

2013 Grant recipients
Acme School - $2,688

Project: Accelerated reader program
Location: Acme, Alberta

Boys & Girls Club of Whitecourt & District - $25,000

Project: Out of school care - after school program
Location: Whitecourt, Alberta

Brite View Pre-School - $720

Project: Parent assistance program
Location: Whitecourt, Alberta

Canadian Red Cross - $25,000

Project: Flood relief
Location: Calgary, Alberta

Centre de ressources Francothèque - $4,800

Project: Distribution of toys to children with special needs
Location: Calgary, Alberta

The Support Network - $5,500

Project: Children's suicide bereavement support group
Location: Edmonton, Alberta

YMCA of Northern Alberta - $40,000

Project: Virtual Y – education support for at-risk children
Location: Grande Prairie, Alberta


Behavioural Health Foundation - $14,169

Project: Enhancing treatment options for youth affected by addictions and mental health issues
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Carberry Child Care Co-op - $1,000

Project: Childcare Co-op grant for painting
Location: Carberry, Manitoba

Gillis Play and Learn Center - $2,664

Project: Outdoor equipment / snack table
Location: Tyndall, Manitoba

Sagkeeng Education Department - $44,000

Project: 'Get the Kids Back on Track' - Sagkeeng Community Development Program
Location: Pine Falls, Manitoba

Shoal Lake Leisure Services - $1,450

Project: After-school art program
Location: Shoal Lake, Manitoba

The University of Winnipeg - $25,000

Project: University of Winnipeg Eco-Kids summer program
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Abbotsford Youth Health Center - $14,500

Project: Pharmacy fund
Location: Abbotsford, British Columbia

BC Association of Pregnancy Outreach Programs - $14,990

Project: Learning to Build Healthier Babies
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

BC Epilepsy Society - $10,000

Project: Partners in Teaching pre-elementary pilot
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Books for Me! Literacy Foundation - $900

Project: Books for Me!
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

CMHA Vancouver-Burnaby Branch - $18,450

Project: Youth community recreation group for refugee students
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Crisis Intervention and Public Information Society - $24,500

Project: Suicide prevention program (grades 5 – 7)
Location: Victoria, British Columbia

Friends of Living and Learning Through Loss Society - $7,000

Project: Youth grief and loss education program
Location: Victoria, British Columbia

Kutenai Art Therapy Institute Association - $14,942

Project: Kootenay Kids Leadership Training: anti-bullying and environmental initiative
Location: Nelson, British Columbia

Langley Community Services Society - $10,000

Project: Family Place North
Location: Langley, British Columbia

Mackenzie Public Library - $4,500

Project: Mackenzie Public Library - new juvenile area
Location: Mackenzie, British Columbia

Nanaimo Women's Resources Society - $8,000

Project: Go Girl
Location: Nanaimo, British Columbia

Northern Society for Domestic Peace - $2,850

Project: Play for Peace
Location: Smithers, British Columbia

Ptarmigan Music and Theatre Society - $4,500

Project: Strength Within: arts workshops for seriously ill children
Location: Pender Island, British Columbia

Ray-Cam Co-operative Centre - $25,000

Project: The Graduation Project
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Rock Solid Foundation - $29,999

Project: WITS Program (Walk away, Ignore, Talk it out) – anti-bullying program, rural schools
Location: Victoria, British Columbia

Rotary Club of Westshore - $1,500

Project: Books for BEAR (Be Excited About Reading)
Location: Victoria, British Columbia

Ts'ewulhtun Dental Clinic - $5,000

Project: Child and youth oral care initiative
Location: Duncan, British Columbia

Wells Recreation Society - $4,500

Project: Wells Curling for Kids
Location: Wells, British Columbia

Behavioural Health Foundation - $14,169

Project: Enhancing treatment options for youth affected by addictions and mental health issues
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Carberry Child Care Co-op - $1,000

Project: Childcare Co-op grant for painting
Location: Carberry, Manitoba

Gillis Play and Learn Center - $2,664

Project: Outdoor equipment / snack table
Location: Tyndall, Manitoba

Sagkeeng Education Department - $44,000

Project: 'Get the Kids Back on Track' - Sagkeeng Community Development Program
Location: Pine Falls, Manitoba

Shoal Lake Leisure Services - $1,450

Project: After-school art program
Location: Shoal Lake, Manitoba

The University of Winnipeg - $25,000

Project: University of Winnipeg Eco-Kids summer program
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Janeway Children's Hospital Foundation - $50,000

Project: While You're Waiting... Let's Talk
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

St. Lewis Academy - $2,647

Project: Sports program
Location: St. Lewis, Newfoundland and Labrador

Young Adult Cancer Canada - $18,100

Project: Survivor conference and retreat
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Beausejour Family Crisis Resource Centre - $28,000

Project: Straight Talk: Creating Conversations with your Children about Sexual Abuse
Location: Shediac, New Brunswick

Cambridge Narrows Regional Library - $750

Project: CNRL Reading Program
Location: Cambridge, New Brunswick

École St. Patrick High School - $5,400

Project: Lights on Friday Night
Location: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Food First Foundation - $4,999

Project: Nunavut school food program funding
Location: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Inuvik Centennial Library - $4,999

Project: Books in the home
Location: Inuvik, Northwest Territories

Inuvik Youth Centre Society - $25,000

Project: Inuvik Youth Centre drop-in
Location: Inuvik, Northwest Territories

Yellowknife Association for Community Living - $12,952

Project: Youth peer respite
Location: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Kitikmeot Heritage Society - $25,000

Project: Cultural Immersion after-school program
Location: Cambridge Bay, Nunavut

Chedabucto Education Centre/Guysborough - $2,000

Project: Chedabucto Place breakfast program
Location: Guysborough, Nova Scotia

Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award - $1,000

Project: Livestreaming of Book Award to classrooms
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Phoenix Youth Programs - $25,000

Project: Phoenix Youth Shelter
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Port Hawkesbury Area Community Market - $2,500

Project: Port Hawkesbury Area community market children's programming
Location: Port Hood, Nova Scotia

Best Buddies Canada - $10,250

Project: Project expansion, anti-bullying program
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hamilton and Burlington Inc. - $20,000

Project: Connections Project
Location: Hamilton, Ontario

Eagle's Nest Association of Waterdown - $3,000

Project: Children's activity program
Location: Waterdown, Ontario

Evergreen - $25,000

Project: Outdoor classroom webinar series
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Full Health Children's Charity - $1,600

Project: 2013 Fall Health Pack
Location: Etobicoke, Ontario

Heads Up for Inclusion - $8,000

Project: Amigos Program
Location: Peterborough, Ontario

William G. Miller Public School - $4,999

Project: Healthy snack
Location: Scarborough, Ontario

Hillsburgh and Erin Skating Club - $3,500

Project: 2014 Ice Show
Location: Hillsburgh, Ontario

Hopewell - $6,500

Project: Community education program
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Jennifer Ashleigh Children's Charity - $10,000

Project: Wellness initiatives for seriously ill children in Ontario
Location: Uxbridge, Ontario

Kids Help Phone/ Jeunesse, J'écoute - $50,000

Project: Expanding availability of counselling sessions
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Kids 'n Community - $14,000

Project: Kids ‘n Community support fund
Location: Levack, Ontario

Laurine Avenue Public School Parent Council - $4,995

Project: Laurine Avenue School greening project
Location: Guelph, Ontario

London Community Chaplaincy - $13,000

Project: After-school project
Location: London, Ontario

Manitowaning Minor Hockey - $4,000

Project: Healthy Kids in the Community
Location: Manitowaning, Ontario

Mattawa District Public School - $2,000

Project: Mattawa District Public School nutrition program
Location: Mattawa, Ontario

National Service Dog Training Centre - $42,000

Project: Canine Assisted Intervention
Location: Cambridge, Ontario

Neighbourlink Sarnia-Lambton - $5,000

Project: New bedding for young children and youth
Location: Sarnia, Ontario

North Lambton Community Health Centre - $7,000

Project: iCAN (children, activity & nutrition) afterschool program
Location: Forest, Ontario

Ottawa Food Bank - $15,000

Project: KickStart school breakfast and after-school snack program
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Ottawa Network for Education - $20,000

Project: iLit volunteer pilot program
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

PACT Urban Peace Program - $4,800

Project: PACT Building Monsters, art program for at-risk youth
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Paisley Central School - $2,291

Project: Speaker on Social Media
Location: Paisley, Ontario

The Phoenix Centre for Children and Families - $50,000

Project: Mental Health walk-in clinic
Location: Pembroke, Ontario

Rainy River Public Library - $2,385

Project: Children’s Services Improvement
Location: Rainy River, Ontario

Riverview Elementary School - $3,500

Project: Breakfast program
Location: Rainy River, Ontario

SKETCH arts for homeless youth - $25,000

Project: Early intervention program for at-risk youth
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Somerset West Community Health Centre - $44,023

Project: Mechanicsville after-school program
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

South River Curling Club - $2,545

Project: Junior curling program
Location: South River, Ontario

Sunset Women's Aboriginal Circle - $3,135

Project: Technology and playground enhancement
Location: Sioux Lookout, Ontario

The Learning Partnership - $25,000

Project: It's My Future: National Students Dialogue on the Future of Education in Canada
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Toronto Public Library Foundation - $50,000

Project: KidsStop funding
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Waterloo Region Track 3 Ski School - $7,500

Project: Equipment
Location: Kitchener, Ontario

Kids West Inc - $3,700

Project: Children's garden and play space
Location: Alberton, Prince Edward Island

PEI Literacy Alliance - $25,000

Project: Summer tutoring program for children
Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Association québécoise de prévention du suicide - $25,000

Project: Suicide prevention training for youth workers
Location: Québec, Québec

Bibliothèque La Bouquine - $2,800

Project: Reading area for young readers
Location: Sainte-Marguerite de Dorchester, Québec

Centre de parrainage de la jeunesse de Beauce - $14,725

Project: Guardian Angel (anti-bullying)
Location: Saint-Georges, Québec

Centre des arts, de la culture et du patrimoine - $4,500

Project: The Artists’ Book: training, creating and exhibiting works of art along in conjunction with the works of professional artists
Location: Chelsea, Québec

Comité de développement de Saint-Arsène - $3,000

Project: Community Garden – workshops in vegetable gardening for all
Location: Saint-Arsène, Québec

Corporation pour le développement de la relève CB - $10,400

Project: Builder for a day
Location: Gatineau, Québec

CPAM - Centre de prévention des agressions de Montréal - $10,000

Project: Adopt a school
Location: Montréal, Québec

École Clotilde-Raymond - $2,266

Project: Reading gives me wings!
Location: St-Rémi, Québec

École des Monts-Blancs - $2,000

Project: Active school
Location: Woburn, Québec

École Sainte-Martine - $1,800

Project: Soccer and nutrition workshops
Location: Courcelles Québec

École St-Gérard - $2,500

Project: Learning to sew
Location: Desbiens, Québec

Giant Steps Foundation – Montreal - $10,000

Project: Assistance dogs project for autistic students
Location: Montreal, Québec

Groupe d'entraide en toute amitié - $6,882

Project: Culinary summer camp for youth
Location: Berthierville, Québec

Jeunes musiciens du monde (JMM) - $40,000

Project: Starting on a good note!
Location: Québec, Québec

JeunEssor Portneuf - $15,000

Project: Support for children from disadvantaged families
Location: Saint-Basile, Québec

La Maison de la Famille d'Amos - $4,500

Project: Collective Kitchen
Location: Amos, Québec

La Marée, regroupement des parents & amis de la personne atteinte de maladie mentale - $36,756

Project: Healthy children and youth
Location: La Malbaie, Québec

La Tablée des Chefs - $25,000

Project: Culinary Brigades
Location: Longueuil, Québec

Les Amis de la santé mentale - $4,500

Project: Youth counselling
Location: Dorval, Québec

Les Grands Amis de la région de Matane - $25,745

Project: Sponsors and activities
Location: Matane, Québec

Répit-Loisirs-Autonomie - $10,000

Project: Helping hand
Location: Rimouski, Québec

Autism Treatment Services of Saskatchewan Inc. - $50,000

Project: Community outreach and support worker
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Boys & Girls Clubs of Saskatoon - $24,959

Project: Mini club Program
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Englefeld School Community Council - $750

Project: Breakfast program for Englefeld School - Kindergarten to grade 12
Location: Englefeld, Saskatchewan

Gravelbourg & District Music Festival - $1,000

Project: Gravelbourg & District bilingual Music Festival Piano project
Location: Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan

The Duke of Edinburgh - $25,000

Project: Community Youth Challenge
Location: Regina, Saskatchewan

Turtleford Library - $1,000

Project: Turtleford library story hour
Location: Turtleford, Saskatchewan

Del Van Gorder School - $4,500

Project: School bench
Location: Faro, Yukon

The Klondike Institute of Art and Culture - $10,000

Project: Youth Art Enrichment
Location: Dawson City, Yukon

Watson Lake Daycare - $4,999

Project: Keeping Active
Location: Watson Lake, Yukon

2012 Grant recipients
Schizophrenia Society of Alberta - $65,000

Project: Family Support Program
Location: Red Deer, Alberta

Objective: By hiring a Family Support Program Coordinator, offer support, resources, and increased knowledge of medical and other facilities/programs to those with loved ones living with schizophrenia. The program will convene support group meetings and conduct a ten-session education program to provide information about living daily with schizophrenia. Improve quality of life, improve coping strategies, strengthen individuals and family, reduce recurring crises.

Impact: 1,000 families in Edmonton and surrounding communities are expected to derive benefit from the family support program.

The Support Network - $65,000

Project: Rural Distress Line Expansion
Location: Edmonton, Alberta

Objective: Expansion of Rural Distress Line and Online Crisis Services to 12 new communities in Alberta. The services provide anonymous and confidential support 24 hours/day for those experiencing crisis or contemplating suicide.

Impact: Calls handled will increase from 500 to 1,000 per year on the Rural Distress Line; Online Crisis Chats will also increase.

Alberta Caregivers Association - $65,000

Project: COMPASS for the Caregiver Expansion Project
Location: Edmonton, Alberta

Objective: Expand existing program to enhance community support for family/friend caregivers by delivering train-the-trainer workshops to community support providers. The goal of the program is to help caregivers deal with difficult emotions, grief and stresses, while adopting self-care attitudes and practices.

Impact: 10 facilitator training sessions for 100 new partner agency facilitators will be held across the province. Each of these newly-trained facilitators will have subsequently held at least one workshop of 10 people, meaning the program will reach 1,000 individuals in its first year.

CUPS Health and Education Centres (Calgary Urban Project Society) - $65,000

Project: Mental Health Prevention and Outreach Program
Location: Calgary, Alberta

Objective: Increase capacity of a program that provides a multi-disciplinary approach to mental health for marginalized and impoverished Calgary residents. Four full-time and part-time professionals will be hired, and collaboration with other professionals focused on providing stable housing will be improved.

Impact: It is expected that up to 700 individuals will receive assistance through this project.

CMHA – East Central Region - $58,773

Project: Counselling Services
Location: Camrose, Alberta

Objective: To provide accessible, affordable, and timely counselling support in the community and throughout the surrounding area. Currently, individuals must wait weeks for access to a counsellor. Services are provided on a sliding-fee scale, based on income, with many provided service at no cost. East Central Region staff will receive training to provide counselling on coping skills and on making referrals.

Impact: Lessen wait times, increase referrals to appropriate mental health service providers, decrease number of people accessing emergency room services, provide follow-up services.


CMHA – Winnipeg Region - $55,000

Project: Mental Health Matters Volunteer Program
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Objective: Build a formal and robust volunteer and peer leadership development program at CMHA Winnipeg. This will be accomplished by recruiting an expert in volunteer development in the mental health/addiction field, developing and implementing recruitment strategies, training modules and an organizational structure to support volunteer activities.

Impact: Increased sustainability at CMHA Winnipeg, increased outreach opportunities and workshops, new avenue for peer support and training.

North End Women’s Centre - $65,000

Project: Community Mental Health Project
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Objective: Increased ability of women to cope with mental illness and connect with mental health professionals, improve their quality of life, and increase capacity of staff to help women with mental illness. This will be achieved through training of NEWC staff so as to provide direct service (counselling and group facilitation) to women with mental health issues.

Impact: Up to 100 women will benefit from the project.

Kelowna’s Gospel Mission - $8,470

Project: Mental Health First Aid Instructor Training
Location: Kelowna, British Columbia

Objective: Allow two staff to take 5-day Mental Health First Aid Canada (MHFA) Instructor Training Course. These staff would then teach other frontline staff, as well as staff from other community organizations.

Impact: Acquisition of capability to deal with individuals with mental illness or in mental health crises. Become a resource for community partners also providing help to those with mental illness.

John Howard Society of Victoria - $20,595

Project: Feeding Ourselves and Others
Location: Victoria, British Columbia

Objective: Use horticultural therapy to help enable people with mental illness or addictions overcome isolation and improve life skills through care and nurturing of plants in a community garden facility. Mental health professionals, serving as volunteers and coordinators, will work one-on-one with those enrolled in the program. Food grown will be organic and will require building garden beds, prepping and caring for food as a team. The food will be used by those in the program and surplus given to food banks.

Impact: 21 people with mental illness or addictions will be included in the program. Learnings from the program will help to assess the value of community gardening as an approach for helping those with mental illness.

North Shore Schizophrenia Society - $22,945

Project: Volunteer Capacity Development and Creation of a Shared Model
Location: West Vancouver, British Columbia

Objective: Train a strong team of volunteers in areas of peer support, advocacy and outreach, who will also share their learnings with others, particularly through partnership presentations (which include people with mental illness and their family members). This model will be available for training volunteers by other associations.

Impact: Complete and publish a support training manual; train volunteers to provide support and advocacy; make training model available to associations across Canada.

Pacific Post-Partum Support Society - $44,800

Project: Support Services to Under Served Populations and Regions
Location: Burnaby, British Columbia

Objective: Extend successful model to wider spectrum of women and families requiring mental health-related aid during pregnancy and after birth or adoption. This will be done by increasing the phone support hours, extending phone support services outside the lower mainland and establishing additional support groups.

Impact: Increased phone support capacity by 20%, with coverage extended to the Interior and to Northern B.C. Support groups will be established in at least one new community.

CMHA – Winnipeg Region - $55,000

Project: Mental Health Matters Volunteer Program
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Objective: Build a formal and robust volunteer and peer leadership development program at CMHA Winnipeg. This will be accomplished by recruiting an expert in volunteer development in the mental health/addiction field, developing and implementing recruitment strategies, training modules and an organizational structure to support volunteer activities.

Impact: Increased sustainability at CMHA Winnipeg, increased outreach opportunities and workshops, new avenue for peer support and training.

North End Women’s Centre - $65,000

Project: Community Mental Health Project
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Objective: Increased ability of women to cope with mental illness and connect with mental health professionals, improve their quality of life, and increase capacity of staff to help women with mental illness. This will be achieved through training of NEWC staff so as to provide direct service (counselling and group facilitation) to women with mental health issues.

Impact: Up to 100 women will benefit from the project.

CMHA – Newfoundland and Labrador Division - $65,000

Project: Seniors’ Mental Health Education Program
Location: St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Objective: Develop and deliver a seniors’ mental health education program dealing with aging and mental illness (physical health, mental health changes, challenges of aging, achieving and maintaining good mental health).

Impact: Delivered to seniors, caregivers/families, healthcare providers, home support workers and the public. Approximately 1500 individuals will be reached through the program.

Ever Green Environmental Corporation - $65,000

Project: Continuous Workplace Training Program
Location: St. John’s/Torbay, Newfoundland and Labrador

Objective: Ever Green provides employment for individuals with mental health issues. Critical to its success is the continuous coaching and training at the shop floor level. The Foundation grant will go to strengthening this program. The organization’s salary base is over $1.25 million per year, with 80% of its employees having been affected by mental illness.

Impact: Expansion of the program to some 40 employees working at four “Green Depots” in St. John’s and Torbay.

CMHA – Fredericton/Oromocto Region - $36,280

Project: Anxiety Prevention and Intervention of Children and Youth - Front Line Worker Training & Workbooks
Location: Fredericton, New Brunswick

Objective: Train front line workers, provide support materials, and deliver an anxiety prevention and intervention program for children and youth. The program is internationally recognized and was developed by renowned child psychologist, Paula Barrett (Fun Friends, Friends for Life).

Impact: Reach 1440 children and youth and significantly reduce problems related to anxiety issues.

Dalhousie University & the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia - $64,995.13

Project: Community Pharmacy Collaborative
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Objective: To promote collaborative relationships between those suffering from mental illness and community pharmacists. Mobilizing community pharmacists (an underutilized group of health professionals) for the benefit of clients suffering from mental illness, through “knowledge nodes” that team pharmacists with individuals living with mental illness. These “nodes” will develop material that pharmacists can use to provide support to clients with mental health issues.

Impact: Three knowledge nodes (total six pharmacists and six individuals experienced with mental illness) will be developed. In turn, each “node” will reach out to five additional pharmacists.

Family Services Support Association (Family SOS) - $65,000

Project: In-Home Parenting Support Program
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Objective: Provide parents with in-home counselling in difficult times, such as changes to family structure, mental health diagnoses, death, poverty, addiction and job loss.

Impact: This support will help lessen demand for mental health care services and provide support for those experiencing wait times, thereby keeping more kids safe and more families thriving. Currently, only 200 of the 500 families that need help are receiving it; this grant will allow more of the families referred to receive help.

CMHA – London/Middlesex - $63,500

Project: Wait List Clinic
Location:

Objective: To provide faster support to those on wait lists for mental health counselling services by training graduate students in relevant fields of study to provide preliminary counselling (supervised by a clinical psychologist).

Impact: Increase capacity for timely access to mental health services, reduce wait list, enhance graduate students’ counselling and supervision skills, provide a model for future academic-community mental health partnerships. Services will be provided to up to 24 wait list clients per week, and some 20 graduate students will gain valuable experience.

Lutherwood - $50,000

Project: Waterloo Walk-in Counselling Service
Location: Waterloo, Ontario

Objective: Expand community-based, free mental health counselling to Waterloo (current service is provided to Kitchener and Cambridge). This service will operate one day a week in conjunction with a local agency, Focus on Ethnic Women, thereby enhancing access to a number of ethno-cultural populations.

Impact: The staff of one clinician and two interns will provide support for up to 200 walk-in clients.

Sheena’s Place (The Hospice for Eating Disorders) - $20,000

Project: One Small Step. One Giant Leap
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Objective: Increase ability to reach more individuals and to increase organizational effectiveness. Purchase and implement new database capable of integrating with new website (2013). This will allow more individuals to take the first step in reaching out for help (registration) in an easy and private manner. It will also allow staff to focus more time and effort on actual counselling.

Impact: 200 to 300 new clients will benefit from the enhanced online communication system.

Kids Help Phone - $65,000

Project: Enhancing Live Chat Counselling Capacity
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Objective: Expand hours and capacity of live-chat to accommodate more youth using the service. Wait times are currently up to 90 minutes, with queues filled-up within 15 minutes of opening.

Impact: Add six counsellors to French and English live-chat, telephone and web-counselling. Provide ongoing training and professional development, topic refreshers on specific issues/client groups.

Family Service Toronto - $58,000

Project: Walk-in Counselling Clinic
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Objective: Operate downtown walk-in clinic one night per week, to provide accessible service for those in need of immediate or urgent counselling. Available for individuals, couples and families. Staffing strategy will include providing training and internship opportunities for students and foreign-trained professionals.

Impact: Will reduce wait-times/demand for urgent primary health care services by providing support to up to 250 Toronto residents. 12 individuals will be trained as counsellors.

The Canadian Hearing Society - $65,000

Project: Mental Health and Addictions Outreach to People with Hearing Loss
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Objective: Create information videos about mental health, mental illness and addictions, specifically accessible to the hearing impaired. Increase the capacity and capability of mainstream service providers to provide service to hearing-impaired clients through workshops and educational material.

Impact: Produce and distribute two quadrilingual videos and convene up to 10 workshops across Ontario.

Family Outreach and Response - $64,500

Project: Whatever It Takes – Early Intervention Engagement Specialist
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Objective: Extending in-home family support and engagement to help young people make sense of their distress and refer them to early intervention services. This will be done by adding an Early Intervention Engagement Specialist to work as first point of contact with youth. This specialist will conduct in-home meetings and build relationships that encourage youth to seek help.

Impact: In-home outreach to 40 of the hardest to reach young people living with their families.

Distress Centres (Toronto) - $60,000

Project: Community-based Suicide Prevention Centre and e-Library
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Objective: Build community capacity around suicide prevention and intervention by facilitating access to specialized, suicide-related resources to reduce stigma and increase awareness. This will be done by acquiring new technological infrastructure to support an e-Library, re-designing the website to include social media tools, purchasing for e-Library, drop-in clinics for immediate support, and producing and disseminating materials.

Impact: Based on 2010 statistics, it is estimated that around 48,000 people in the Greater Toronto Area will benefit from this initiative.

Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth - $65,000

Project: Child and Youth Mental Health “Quick-in Clinic ” Pilot
Location: Carleton Place, Ontario

Objective: To test the “Quick-in Clinic” approach to service for children, youth and families in a rural setting. The approach offers early diagnosis and provides direction for further treatment. If successful, this will improve timely mental health service, thereby reducing the severity and impact of mental health issues on children and youth. The service would also provide some support for families waiting for long-term treatment.

Impact: Set up “Quick-in” pilot in Perth, Smith Falls and Carleton Place, three times/week for 40 weeks. Improve referral capacity and decrease wait times at Open Doors.

CNIB - $46,000

Project: New Horizon, New Dreams – Peer Support Program Re-development
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Objective: Update, refresh and modernize current curriculum/framework of program through a working group of volunteers and CNIB staff. This will allow CNIB to apply the program nationwide, providing a consistent model for supporting mental health needs of blind and partially-sighted people.

Impact: Eventually, after pilot programs and training regional volunteer group leaders, deliver 200 updated programs across Canada.

Ancoura - $12,000

Project: Fourth Residence
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Objective: In the context of providing another residence for persons living with mental illness, recruit and train volunteers who will support residents in this badly needed facility. Volunteers will help residents learn life-skills in a stable environment.

Impact: Allow for the effective volunteer staffing of a three-bedroom residence.

Family Services Ottawa - $31,362

Project: Children’s Mental Health Counselling – Earlier Access Initiative
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Objective: Expand community-based, subsidized counselling for children and youth with a variety of mental health needs, primarily through increasing the number of counselling hours available to children and those caring for them. The counselling services focus on reducing severity of mental health issues or symptoms of disorders, strengthening coping and resilience, strengthening social skills, facilitating enhanced success in school and preventing/reducing need for intensive treatment.

Impact: Reduce wait list of 9 months by seeing 20 more clients per week.

Pathstone Mental Health - $58,962

Project: Talking About Mental Illness Program
Location: Thorold, Ontario

Objective: Deliver awareness presentations in high schools with speakers who have lived with mental illness. The presentations are for students and educators and intended to increase awareness about mental illness and the stigma that surrounds it. Professional facilitators and community volunteers who have lived with mental health problems deliver the presentations.

Impact: Trying to reach twice as many schools, with expanded audience of 7th and 8th grade students. Up to 4,000 students will be reached through the expanded program.

PEI Family Violence Prevention Services Inc. - $41,000

Project: Support Women Survivors of Poverty and Domestic Abuse
Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Objective: Marginalized women survivors of poverty and abuse who experience additional barriers due to mental illness or addiction, will be targeted for a program that develops skills for survival and empowerment. Activities include: accompanying women to appointments; providing child care; navigating through systems related to employment, financial services and career development; advocacy; troubleshooting; and crisis support. The project will also organize support groups to women in isolated communities throughout the province.

Impact: 50 women will benefit from the program.

L’Équipe Entreprise - $5,000

Project: Supporting Autonomy
Location: Dorval, Québec

Objective: Engage a life coach who will work with individuals with mental illness as they re-integrate into the workplace.

Impact: Up to 20 individuals will be helped through this program.

Centre de Crise de Quebec - $65,000

Project: Post-crisis Support
Location: Québec City, Québec

Objective: Through follow-up contact and meetings with especially vulnerable individuals who have used the crisis help line, determine the current status of their situation and needs, and how they can be connected to the appropriate resources and support agencies.

Impact: Expansion of service to disadvantaged areas in the Québec City region.

Maison Richelieu Hébergement Jeunesse Sainte-Foy - $9,500

Project: Mental Health Training for Staff
Location: Québec City, Québec

Objective: After evaluating needs, develop a training program for staff which sensitizes them to the special needs of those clients suffering from mental illness, as well as their families and caregivers. Also, acquire certain reference material that is available to staff for consultation when required.

Impact: Staff members, responsible for providing support for around 115 residents, will receive training.

La Ruche Aire Ouverte Inc. - $5,000

Project: Mental Health Support Groups
Location: Nicolet, Québec

Objective: Conduct a weekly support group for individuals with mental health issues, to provide peer support and promote autonomy. The grant will ensure the engagement of a qualified individual to facilitate the support group.

Impact: Anywhere from 90 to 180 individuals will benefit from the weekly support group meetings.

Antenne Communications - $65,000

Project: “Folie Douce” Radio Program Workshops
Location: Montréal, Québec

Objective: To provide programming on community and internet radio on topics related to mental illness. The programs feature individuals with mental health issues and are aimed at both other people suffering mental illness and the general population. The project will identify individuals who can present on radio and provide training to ensure good programming.

Impact: Between 48 and 72 individuals will benefit from training workshops and be able to present on radio.

Revivre - $54,791

Project: Support for Health Self-management Workshops
Location: Montréal, Québec

Objective: Create a module for training workshop facilitators and use it to train 8 facilitators. These facilitators will then conduct workshops for individuals with mental illness, focusing on techniques for self-control and coping mechanisms.

Impact: Up to 180 individuals will benefit from these workshops in the first year.

Société Québécoise de la Schizophrénie - $65,000

Project: Psycho-social Support
Location: Montréal, Québec

Objective: A professional will be engaged to provide a full-time service focusing on support through various means to families and caregivers of people suffering from schizophrenia. These will include telephone inquiries, information on the internet and workshops. In addition, help will be provided to those suffering from schizophrenia through a peer support program.

Impact: The project will build on existing support activities, allowing the program to reach individuals in non-metropolitan areas.

AlterGo Formation - $27,050

Project: Enhancing Leisure Time for People with PDD
Location: Montréal, Québec

Objective: To develop a training module for recreational staff and other professionals so they are sensitive to the special needs of that section of their clientele suffering from Pervasive Developmental Disorder. Those to be trained include staff at sports clubs, day camps, swimming pools and libraries.

Impact: 38,000 people on the Island of Montréal suffer from PDD. A good number of these, and their families, will benefit from more sensitive treatment in their leisure activities.

L’Echelon des Pays-d’en-Haut - $30,000

Project: Support for Social Integration
Location: Piedmont, Québec

Objective: Supporting individuals with mental illness re-integrate into society by accompanying them in their daily activities and helping them accomplish their daily tasks. These activities include medical appointments, finding accommodation, resolution of conflicts and answering legal questions.

Impact: 68 individuals currently benefit from this program in the Pays-d’en-Haut region, and it is expected that this project could double that number.

La Lueur de l’espoir - $40,320

Project: Support for Families with Children Suffering from Mental Illness
Location: Rimouski, Québec

Objective: Provide support through psycho-social counselling, peer groups, training and information-sharing to families with children suffering from mental illness. Conduct awareness program in schools regarding bullying students with mental illness.

Impact: The targeted population for the project is the entire Bas St. Laurent region.

Maison de Transition de la Batiscan - $16,540

Project: Residential Transition Program
Location: Saint-Stanislas, Québec

Objective: Through the engagement of a professional, provide support to individuals suffering from mental illness before and after they are residents of the Maison de Transition. The case worker will make contact in advance of residency to help with the transition. Similarly, in the post-residency period, the case worker will follow-up through visits to help clients establish a stable living environment.

Impact: The 50 to 60 residents of the Maison, in any given year, will all be eligible for the help provided by this project.

L’Autre Rive - $55,005

Project: Support for People with Anxiety Disorders
Location: Sherbrooke, Québec

Objective: To help support individuals on waiting lists for professional treatment, provide preliminary assessment of need and facilitate integration into support groups and learning workshops.

Impact: Reduce the number of people on waiting lists by up to 100.

CMHA – Saskatchewan Division $65,000

Project: Mental Health Promotion and Mental Illness Prevention
Location: Regina, Saskatchewan

Objective: To enhance direct services to seniors and young adults in a rural area of Saskatchewan; to educate children and youth in the school system, especially in rural and Northern Saskatchewan, on mental health issues; with local volunteers and businesses, provide support to a rural community to facilitate mental health promotion, suicide prevention and domestic violence support.

Impact: 25 seniors and 50 youth will be reached through the first initiative; 2,000 students and other individuals will receive information through the second initiative; 25 people will receive support from local resources through the third initiative.

Saskatchewan Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured - $65,000

Project: Program Improvement and Expansion
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Objective: To expand SARBI programs to include mental health issues of acquired brain injury survivors and provide support. Assist families with understanding and coping with these mental illness issues. A Program Manager will be hired for this purpose, and two psycho-social rehabilitation staff members will be trained.

Impact: Up to 100 acquired brain injury survivors and 300 of their family members and caregivers will be reached through this program.

2011 Grant recipients
The Alexandra Community Health Centre

Project: Peer Support and Family Psycho-Education Program
Location: Calgary, AB

Objective: Hire a peer support specialist to provide recovery-oriented, community-based support for individuals living with severe mental illness. A psycho education group will be established to help patients and their families better understand mental illness and assist with recovery.

Impact: Fewer trips to the hospital for patients with mental illness and patients’ families will have a greater ability to cope.

Centre for Suicide Prevention

Project: Alberta Suicide Prevention Development Seminar
Location: Communities across Alberta

Objective: To provide courses to 60 trainers in Alberta on suicide intervention, prevention and risk. Trainers will then deliver workshops available to the general public to increase understanding of those at risk and develop skills for responding in critical situations.

Impact: The knowledge and teaching ability of trainers is enhanced and the opportunity for community members to gain awareness of issues concerning individuals at risk of suicide is increased, as is their capacity to respond effectively.


The Support Network

Location: Edmonton, AB

Objective: To increase the hours of service for free or low-fee single session counselling for those suffering from mental health and addiction issues. A part-time supervisor will be hired to expand the hours of operation from 28 to 40 hours per week, including Saturday.

Impact: Increased accessibility to those in crisis and a reduction in the demand placed on higher-cost health facilities and services.

Safe Haven Women’s Shelter Society

Location: Taber, AB

Objective: To increase support for women and children at the shelter who are experiencing mental health issues. Shelter staff will be trained to provide mental health first aid and to de-escalate potentially violent situations.

Impact: Increase staff confidence in their ability to interact effectively with clients and decrease the need for outside intervention, such as police or medical personnel.

First United Church

Project: Enrich Staff Competencies
Location: Downtown Eastside Vancouver, BC

Objective: Hire a full-time staff worker to enrich staff competencies. This will result in more skilled, collaborative and efficient crisis interventions with community members suffering from mental illness.

Impact: Staff will have better knowledge and tools to support clients. Services offered to those affected by mental illness will be better integrated with other providers.

Cameray Child and Family Services

Project: Cameray Mental Health Enrichment Project
Location: Burnaby and New Westminster, BC

Objective: Hire a part-time therapist to expand the Child and Youth Mental Health Counselling Program. This will include sessions for children suffering from anxiety, and support groups for their parents. Advanced training will also be provided to therapists working with the children in the program.

Impact: Improved help for children and youth struggling with anxiety disorders and improved support for their families.

Ann Davis Transition Society

Location: Chilliwack/Agassiz/Hope, BC

Objective: To hire a clinical counsellor to triage and counsel adults and children who are suffering from mental health issues or addictions. The counsellor will help stabilize individuals waiting for detox or psychiatric assessment. The counsellor will also facilitate participation of clients in rehabilitation programs.

Impact: Individuals struggling with acute mental health or addiction issues will have better immediate support and be able to more easily access on-going rehabilitation support and resources.

Three Voices Healing Society

Project: Voices of Integration, The Wellness Continuum
Location: Creston, BC

Objective: To allow First Nation people, working with a psychologist, to express their personal trauma history as a first step in overcoming their addiction. A holistic mental health assessment will be provided to community-based counsellors offering follow-up support.

Impact: The intention is to increase chances of maintaining sobriety by enabling individuals with addiction issues to articulate their circumstances, and to give community counsellors a better starting point from which they can provide clients with support in their home environment.

CMHA – BC Division

Project: Living Life to the Full
Location: Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, Northern B.C. and the B.C. Interior

Objective: To train 30 people to deliver the Living Life to the Full course to people living with mental health issues within the Ismaili community. The course focuses on learning and developing life management skills in order to deal with low-self esteem and anger.

Impact: At least 600 consumers will be able to enrol in a course that teaches self-management techniques.

Family Resource Centre Society for the North Okanagan

Project: Counselling and Support for Post-Partum Clients
Location: North Okanagan area, BC

Objective: To support women dealing with post-partum depression through counselling, including a comprehensive assessment and referral to appropriate resources to determine treatment goals. There will also be a program focusing on self-care and attachment parenting.

Impact: Improved health of the mother and her infant as well as better relationships within the family. Reduced need for medical care and reduced potential for infanticide and suicide.

Choices For Youth

Project: Moving Forward
Location: St. John’s

Objective: To hire a staff person and provide funding for incidentals, such as food, transportation and recreational activities, to help integrate youth suffering from mental illness in the community.

Impact: Help stabilize the lives of young people suffering from mental illness through increased involvement in school activities, a decrease in the need for crisis intervention, better attendance for medical appointments and greater proficiency in the execution of daily life-skills tasks, such as cleaning, cooking and grocery shopping.

Portage Atlantic

Project: Aftercare and Reintegration Support for Youth at Risk
Location: Fredericton/Moncton/Saint John/Edmundston (NB) and Charlottetown (PE)

Objective: To expand aftercare support programs for youth completing drug and alcohol residential treatment programs, by hiring an additional staff person. The project will also offer increased support to families of youth with drug and alcohol dependencies.

Impact: Better support for youth who have made an effort at self-rehabilitation to return to a productive life within their communities

Multicultural Association of Fredericton Inc.

Project: Mental Health Support for Newcomers
Location: Fredericton, NB

Objective: To enhance access to and delivery of culturally-sensitive mental health and addiction services to immigrants and refugees. To provide mental health therapists and cultural and linguistic interpreters with training in order to support the delivery of services for newcomers affected by depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress.

Impact: Immigrants and refugees will receive better support, allowing them to participate more fully in the community.

L’Accueil Sainte - Famille Inc.

Project: Helpline for Abuse Victims
Location: Tracadie-Sheila, NB

Objective: To improve helpline services for victims of sexual abuse and to develop anonymous and confidential counselling services. To organize training sessions for professionals to better understand and meet victims’ needs in terms of psychological or medical assistance.

Impact: Increase the number of calls taken from abuse victims and the number of training sessions available to staff.

Valley Child Development Association

Project: Behavioural Intervention Program
Location: Kings and West Hants Counties of the Annapolis Valley, NS

Objective: To hire a Behavioural Interventionist who will support families whose children’s social and emotional development is adversely affected by behaviours such as extreme anxiety, aggression, selective mutism, and lack of empathy, impulse control, focus or emotional regulation.

Impact: Children’s caregivers will be better equipped to deal with abnormal behaviour and will have the tools to advocate for the special needs of their children.

CMHA Halifax-Dartmouth Branch

Project: Social Support Access Project
Location: Halifax, NS

Objective: Hire a social support access coordinator to identify and reduce barriers to programs and activities for severely isolated adults living with mental illness and to increase the volunteer capacity in order to support this initiative.

Impact: Provide more support for and reduced isolation of those suffering from mental illness.

Distress Centre Peel

Project: AAS Crisis Line Worker Certification & Pre-Training
Location: Mississauga, ON

Objective: To ensure that the Distress Centre’s front-line volunteers achieve the American Association of Suicidology’s Crisis Line Certification. Preparation for this certification will include training on suicide assessment, prevention and intervention specific to people with mental health and addictions issues.

Impact: 25% of the over 200 front-line volunteers will receive training for this crisis line certification.

Kitchener-Waterloo Counselling Services Inc.

Project: Enhancing Attachment (for biological parents)
Location: Kitchener, ON

Objective: To adapt current Enhancing Attachment Curricula to an eight-week program for biological parents and offer them group treatment.

Impact: Improve childrens well-being and foster their relationship with their parents. Decrease admission to care services.

Ancoura

Project: Third Ancoura Residence
Location: Ottawa, ON

Objective: To help provide an affordable, safe and supportive three-bedroom residence for persons living with mental illness by delivery training and orientation for volunteers.

Impact: Support for residents will be enhanced through the efforts of well-trained volunteers.

Kids Help Phone/Jeunesse J’écoute

Project: Instant Messaging ‘chat’
Location: Toronto, ON

Objective: To improve counselling to children and youth by introducing an Instant Messaging pilot project with synchronisation of requests at peak periods to facilitate immediate response. This innovative service will be free of charge and will complement existing telephone and website services.

Impact: Reduction in client frustration, quicker responses to those in crisis or time-sensitive situations, safer access for kids at risk and greater reach to males and older youth.

Hospital for Sick Children

Project: Enhancing Children’s Mental Health Services in Nunavut
Location: Toronto (ON) and Nunavut communities

Objective: This pilot project targets primary care clinicians in three children’s mental health facilities in Nunavut. The project consists of twelve 1½-hour consultations, four 2-hour training sessions and three 1-hour planning conferences, as well as the creation of a reference library. Clinical and community issues, including youth behaviours, treatments and advocacy, will be addressed.

Impact: Better-trained staff to compensate for the shortage of specialist child and mental health resources in northern communities.

Serenity Renewal for Families

Project: Youth Services Development Project
Location: Ottawa, ON

Objective: To hire a youth worker to help address the mental health needs of young people from five to 16 years of age. To help parents maintain healthy and open relationships with these children.

Impact: Increase the number of youth served and organise at least one community-building event for youth.

Salvation Army Hamilton - Community and Family Services

Project: The Salvation Army Suicide Prevention Services
Location: Hamilton, ON

Objective: To update and enhance the existing technology (telephone and computer systems) in order to provide online support, online training and expansion of the crisis line to offer toll-free calling and On Demand Call Service.

Impact: Increased awareness and prevention efforts through improved the availability of telephone and online support services.

Lutherwood

Project: Cambridge Mental Health Walk-In Clinic
Location: Waterloo, ON

Objective: Establish a walk-in service that provides quick access to counselling, support and referral in a “single-session” therapy model for families with children up to 18 years of age.

Impact: Support for 150 to 200 children suffering from mental illness.

Community Living Toronto

Project: Dual Diagnostic Training
Location: Toronto, ON

Objective: To increase the capacity of professionals by providing them with the necessary skills to work effectively with people facing an intellectual disability and a mental health disorder. Direct service training on mental illness and dual diagnosis will be delivered to front-line staff.

Impact: The project will increase staff awareness and understanding of mental health issues as they affect people who have an intellectual disability. There will be a reduction of risk behaviours associated with individuals with a dual diagnosis who are working with a fully trained staff.

Workman Arts Project of Ontario

Project: From Training to Creation to Presentation
Location: Toronto, ON

Objective: To directly support Workman Arts’ members with a mental illness or an addiction, by helping them build the necessary skills to present their art in a professional manner, in a public environment, on the same level as any other artist in the community. To this end, a part-time membership assistant will be hired and three members will be trained as instructors.

Impact: Increase current capacity of about 500 places for member artists by 100, enlarge the current membership of 250 by 25%, and increase artists’ incomes by 10%.

Oshawa Community Health Centre

Project: Seeking Safety
Location: Oshawa, ON

Objective: Seeking Safety is a present-focused group therapy treatment program designed for women who have experienced trauma and are struggling with substance abuse. The program explores, validates and normalizes emotional behavioural patterns arising from the trauma and from substance abuse. Self esteem is increased through the support of peers.

Impact: Acquisition of skills by participants, in terms of attaining personal safety, learning to ask for help, developing compassion for self and recognising warning signs. Measurable results will be compiled from mid-program evaluations and weekly topical feedback forms.

Oakville Crisis Centre

Project: System upgrade to support new programming
Location: Oakville, ON

Objective: This project will support a third inbound-call distress line and allow for expansion of services, including a new outbound-call Telecheck Service and a complementary online chat program for youth. It will also improve statistical tracking and volunteer support.

Impact: High risk repeat callers and isolated seniors will have access to better support. Volunteer hours will be more efficiently utilized, serving more people in the community. Performance of the system in respect of abandoned calls will be better monitored and measured.

Blue Hills Child and Family Centre

Project: Helping Families Help Themselves
Location: Aurora, ON

Objective: This program will assist families with children suffering from mental health problems to resolve immediate issues by providing assessment services, short-term family therapies, parenting group counselling and case-coordination with other family service providers within the community.

Impact: Reduce average wait time from eight months to less than two months for families seeking assistance and reduce the number of families requiring long-term assistance.

CMHA Grand River Branch

Project: Skills For Safer Living (Suicide-Intervention Support Group)
Location: Cambridge, ON

Objective: To convene two 20-week suicide-intervention skills development groups to help participants develop effective coping mechanisms and to serve as a first step toward longer-term help, reducing factors potentially contributing to suicidal behaviours.

Impact: Reduce the number of suicide attempts and promote long-term treatment.

CMHA Kingston

Project: Routes to Work
Location: Kingston/Frontenac/Lennox/Addington counties, ON

Objective: To create individual action plans for people with psychiatric disabilities. The plans will include training, practise interviews, resume writing and volunteer work experience to strengthen life and employability skills.

Impact: 100 people will participate in the program; the goal is to have 80% of those participating either returning to school or finding employment.

Ken Brown Recovery Home

Project: Community Support Program Enhancement: "Understanding and Living with our Addictions"
Location: Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Objective: To organize, convene and facilitate support groups to help male substance abusers to understand the causes, history and treatment of addiction. The support groups are meant to be educational and practical in nature, demonstrating the tools and techniques for sourcing and utilizing information to help enhance personal recovery.

Impact: Improved health and social function, reduced substance abuse and harm reduction.

ALPABEM

Project: Program and Service Coordinator
Location: Laval, QC

Objective: To hire a coordinator so as to increase the frequency of programs offered and develop new workshops for the families of people suffering from manic–depressive disorder.

Impact: A significant reduction in the number of people on wait lists for the programs and services offered.

Centres de prévention du suicideO2/AQPS

Project: Website 2.0 – Centres for Suicide Prevention
Location: Various locations in Quebec

Objective: To enable Quebec Centres for Suicide Prevention to provide better and more accessible services through the development of an interactive website.

Impact: Five suicide prevention centres will benefit from this initiative. These include centres in Chicoutimi, Baie-Comeau and Sherbrooke.

Our Harbour/Le Havre À Nous

Project: Our Harbour Enrichment Program
Location: Montreal South Shore, QC

Objective: To expand and enrich the English-language life-management programs offered by Our Harbour for adults with a mental illness. Two part-time, front-line coordinators will be engaged to deliver training regarding life skills, job readiness and goal-setting to residents living in the organization’s long-term housing facility. The coordinators will also mentor a group of volunteers.

Impact: Residents will have a better opportunity to experience personal growth, acquire more confidence, improve their social skills and gain greater autonomy over their lives.

Centre de crise de Québec

Project: Post-crisis Monitoring
Location: Quebec City, QC

Objective: To provide post-crisis monitoring services for patients facing psychiatric emergency during the six to 12-month waiting period between hospital treatment and their participation in programs offered by the Centre de santé et de services sociaux.

Impact: Increase the number of patients monitored during the transition period.

Centre Périnatal – Le Berceau

Project: Les Mères-veilleuses
Location: Beloeil, QC

Objective: To establish a support group for mothers suffering from postnatal depression and prevent infant attachment disorders.

Impact: Improve the psychological well-being of mothers and the care provided to infants.

Le Mûrier

Project: Building Culinary Skills
Location: Montreal, QC

Objective: To enable schizophrenia patients to participate in the preparation of their own meals, including weekly meal-planning, budget management, grocery shopping, cooking meals and preserving food.

Impact: Enhance patients’ autonomy, self esteem and nutritional health.

JEVI - Prévention de suicide Estrie

Project: On Guard Against Suicide
Location: Sherbrooke, QC

Objective: To develop a stronger and more efficient assistance network in the Sherbrooke area by recruiting and training volunteers to provide post-crisis monitoring services for people with suicidal tendencies.

Impact: Well-trained volunteers with the skills and knowledge necessary to help community members at risk of suicide.

Société québécoise de la schizophrénie

Project: Training Helpers
Location: Hochelaga, QC

Objective: To train peers and relatives of schizophrenia patients so as to increase accessibility to immediate help to those in crisis. The 25-hour training program will include testimonials and lessons on how to provide psychosocial support.

Impact: Improved on-the-spot response to schizophrenics suffering from psychotic episodes.

Les Impatients

Project: Development of New Artistic Workshops
Location: Montreal

Objective: To draft a training manual for art therapists to be used in new creative workshops in the Greater Montreal Area for people suffering from mental illness. The manual will set out the content for the workshops and identify the materials required for each workshop activity.

Impact: Increase the number and quality of workshops and exhibitions.

La Lueur de l’espoir

Project: Supporting Families of Youth Suffering from Mental Disorders
Location: Rimouski

Objective: To provide support for relatives of youth suffering from depression, anxiety and behavioural disorders. Training sessions, information meetings and support groups will all be used to provide some backing for the families of those suffering from mental disorders. Also, school visits will be made to sensitise junior high school students about the difficulties faced by their peers with mental disorders.

Impact: Equip those close to youth suffering from mental disorders with a better understanding of the illness and with some tools to help them provide assistance and support.

Expression Lasalle Centre Communautaire en santé mentale

Project: Healing Through Art Therapy
Location: LaSalle, QC

Objective: To introduce additional weekly art therapy support groups, individual sessions and assessments at no charge for people with mental health disorders.

Impact: Decrease from 200 to 100 the number of people waiting for art therapy services.

CMHA - Swift Current

Project: Art Expression
Location: Swift Current, SK

Objective: This ten-week program will allow clients suffering from mental illness and addiction to learn more about themselves through creative expression.

Impact: The program will increase clients’ personal growth and development and provide an opportunity for social interaction.

Yorkton Mental Health Drop In Centre Inc.

Project: The Becoming Clubhouse
Location: Yorkton, SK

Objective: Hire a full-time staff person to facilitate support groups for young adults suffering from psychiatric illness or substance abuse. Workshops on mental health issues and healthy living will be delivered and recreational and leisure activities will be offered.

Impact: Increased self-esteem and self-confidence for participants and access to new support services.

Thunder Creek Rehabilitation Association Inc.

Project: Weekend Community Outreach (Weekend Patrol)
Location: Moose Jaw, SK

Objective: To increase the number of outreach workers to offer weekend support to adults in the community experiencing chronic, severe mental illness.

Impact: Potential reduction in suicides, psychiatric unit admissions and demand for police and emergency services.

Central Urban Métis Federation Inc.

Project: Promoting Mental Health for Persons Affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Other Cognitive Disabilities
Location: Saskatoon, SK

Objective: Hire a part-time counsellor/facilitator to improve community response to residents who have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, or other cognitive disabilities. On-site addiction and relationship counselling will be provided, as will advice on anger management, family violence and coping mechanisms.

Impact: More effective treatment and improved self-esteem, self-confidence and mental health of clients.

2010 Grant recipients
Distress Centre Calgary

Project: Hire Coordinator for Volunteer Leadership
Location: Calgary (AB)

Objective: The Coordinator will train, support and mentor Leadership Volunteers for the Distress Centre’s crisis line. Leadership Volunteers will, in turn, mentor other volunteers staffing the crisis line and otherwise supporting the activities of the Centre.

Impact: The support to volunteers providing help to those in distress will be improved and customized.

Southern Alberta Self Help Association

Project: Increase Capacity to Deliver Services and Improve Client’s Independent Living Skills
Location: Lethbridge (AB)

Objective: Train personnel and hire life-skills coaches to better support clients’ efforts to acquire capability for independent living.

Impact: With better independent living skills, clients can more easily integrate into and contribute to the community.

Fort Garry Women’s Resource Centre

Project: Enhanced Staff Training Program
Location: Winnipeg (MB)

Objective: Enhanced training and professional development opportunities for staff in order to provide clients with more responsive, individually-tailored support regarding mental health issues

Impact: A broader range of counselling services, workshops and programs will be available to clients; better-trained staff will result in higher job satisfaction rate

Restigouche Family Services Inc.

Project: Collaborative Treatment of Traumatized Children and Teens
Location: Restigouche Region (Belledune to St. Quentin, New Brunswick and Listiguj First Nation Community, Quebec) (NB and QC)

Objective: To provide support to children suffering from multiple traumas who are struggling under extremely challenging circumstances. Also, to help the community understand the mental health problems of these children and what help is required.

Impact: Children and families develop long-term strategies to break the cycle of trauma, preventing mental health difficulties and disorders. The community understands the mental health difficulties and is able to respond.

Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia

Project: Expansion of Community-based Volunteer Support Network and Strengthening of Advice/Connection Services
Location: Eight rural Nova Scotia communities including Cape Breton (NS)

Objective: To develop self-help groups for people living with depression and bipolar disorder, and their families, including meetings with professionals and trained volunteers to provide information on resources available.

Impact: Consumers will have a new support system within their communities and have a self-management tool to help with their illness. Families will also have a new source of support.

Healthy Minds Cooperative

Project: Funding of Peer-support Worker
Location: Halifax and Dartmouth (NS)

Objective: The Peer-support Worker will link those with mental illness to community resources as they transition from an inpatient facility to the community.

Impact: Patients returning to independent living in their community will feel better connected and supported. The risk of re-hospitalization will be diminished.

St. Leonard’s Society of Nova Scotia

Project: Enhanced Mental Heath Training Program
Location: Dartmouth (NS)

Objective: To train employees of St. Leonard’s Society to provide a higher level of service to those with mental illness. The focus will be on the unique mental health needs of people living in shelters and half-way houses.

Impact: Currently, half-way houses and shelters in the area offer little or no mental health support. Employees will now be able to better identify and address mental health issues of residents at the facilities.

Laing House

Project: Peer-support Network
Location: Halifax (NS)

Objective: To help address issues faced by youth living with mental illness such as low self-esteem, feelings of hopelessness, stigma, addictions and isolation. The network will provide a forum for youth to share their experiences, insights and challenges in an informal, non-judgemental and supportive environment.

Impact: Consumers will strengthen their peer support networks both within and beyond Laing House, their understanding of barriers and challenges and how to address them, increase their knowledge about mental illness, stigma and recovery, and increase their awareness of available community resources.

Tri-County Women’s Centre

Project: With Hope in Mind
Location: Yarmouth, Shelburne and Digby (NS)

Objective: To hire a mental health outreach worker to provide support to women in rural communities of Southwest Nova Scotia.

Impact: Women in rural areas often do not have access to services available elsewhere. Accessible, effective, timely and barrier-free services to these women will enhance their ability to manage mental heath issues.

Algoma Family Services

Project: Mental Health First Aid Training
Location: Sault Ste Marie/Algoma Region (ON)

Objective: To provide training for those working with children and youth suffering from mental illness so that they can better recognize the symptoms of mental illness and provide appropriate intervention strategies.

Impact: An increase in the community’s capacity to recognize the symptoms of mental illness and to better provide initial front-line support.

CMHA – Grand River Branch

Project: Support Group to Reduce Potential Risk Factors for Suicidal-related Behaviours
Location: Waterloo, Wellington and Dufferin (ON)

Objective: To reduce suicide attempts and deaths by providing coping mechanisms for those at risk. This support will serve as a first step in engaging clients to seek longer-term help.

Impact: The support group will equip participants with the psycho-social skills to deal with suicidal urges.

Hong Fook Mental Health Association

Project: From Stigma to Recovery – WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) for Consumers and Family Caregivers
Location: Greater Toronto Area (ON)

Objective: To support those suffering from mental illness in the Cambodian, Vietnamese, Mainland Chinese and Korean communities by providing facilitation training to staff and consumer/peer leaders. The focus will be on self-management and self-care.

Impact: Individuals will have better understanding of the resources available to assist their recovery from mental illness. The project also intends to address the stigma that surrounds mental illness.

Boost Child Abuse Prevention and Intervention

Project: Assessment and Treatment Program
Location: Toronto (ON)

Objective: To enhance the delivery of timely, responsive, evidence-based assessment and treatment services for children and youth suffering from post-traumatic stress, anxiety and depression who have experienced abuse or violence, and to prevent or reduce trauma symptoms.

Impact: Reduce the wait time for assessment and treatment, expand service delivery and increase community-based resources.

Workman Arts

Project: From Training to Creation to Presentation to Education
Location: Toronto (ON)

Objective: To increase the number and the quality of training programs offered to those affected by mental illness to use art as therapy and to generate income.

Impact: Some 300 individuals affected by mental illness will have access to art-related programs designed to help manage their illness and improve their lives.

CMHA - Hastings and Prince Edward Branch

Project: Community Resource Program
Location: Hastings and Prince Edward Counties (ON)

Objective: To provide residents of the CMHA’s transitional housing program with skills and resources to move into safe, affordable housing, allowing them to function independently.

Impact: Decreasing the number of homeless people and helping individuals and families develop the skills to live independently.

Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth

Project: Expedite Access to Mental Health Services for High-risk Children and Youth
Location: Smiths Falls (ON)

Objective: To provide clinical services to high-risk children and youth whose significant mental health and addiction issues interfere with their ability to be successful in a traditional school setting.

Impact: To reintegrate high-risk children and youth into traditional school settings and to increase the number of 15- to 24-year olds to remain in school. The mental health literacy of educators will be enhanced.

Hopewell

Project: Family Support and Education Group
Location: Ottawa (ON)

Objective: To run a family support and education group for those caring for individuals with serious eating disorders.

Impact: Affected families will gain knowledge and skills to better troubleshoot challenging situations, develop healthy coping mechanisms, and feel less isolated and stigmatized.

Cornerstone Housing for Women

Project: Concurrent Disorders Certification Training
Location: Ottawa (ON)

Objective: To hire an educator to provide comprehensive training and mentoring to volunteers working with staff and residents in the agency's programs, which focus on women living with mental illness. The training will cover such issues as the correlation between mental illness and seniors, and the impact of chronic homelessness.

Impact: To increase agency capacity to provide community-based programs with a client-centred focus.

Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre

Project: The Assertive Continuing Care Program
Location: Ottawa (ON)

Objective: To provide a proactive case management service to addicted youth for the first three months following discharge from a residential program or outpatient treatment centre.

Impact: To offer ongoing treatment, mentorship and inter-agency advocacy for youth re-entering the community and mitigating relapse risk.

St. James Drop-in Centre

Project: Hiring an Outreach Worker
Location: Montreal (QC)

Objective: To hire an outreach worker for the newly-established St. James housing program. The outreach worker will visit clients to support them in their transition to new homes. The worker will also organize lifestyle workshops for clients to re-learn life skills.

Impact: Help those suffering from mental illness and are homeless acquire housing and learn the necessary skills to keep their homes in the long-term.

Our Harbour/Le Havre A Nous

Project: Increasing Program Coordinators’ Hours
Location: Montreal South Shore (QC)

Objective: To provide an additional day of employment for the organization’s two part-time front-line coordinators. This will allow for the provision of support to more residents living in the organization’s long-term housing facility. It should be noted that the Coordinators have the support of a large group of volunteers.

Impact: The additional coordinators’ hours will leverage the work of a large number of volunteers and significantly increase the organization’s capacity to offer services to additional clients.

Friends for Mental Health

Project: Psycho-educational Workshop on Schizophrenia
Location: West Island, Montréal (QC)

Objective: To offer a ten-session workshop on schizophrenia, twice a year, designed to support families dealing with mental illness.

Impact: Families will have a better understanding of the disease and be better equipped to effectively support the family member in crisis.

Revivre - Association de soutien

Project: Community Psycho-Educational Follow-Up Care
Location: Montréal (QC)

Objective: To develop two new workshops on bipolar and anxiety disorders, for delivery to clients suffering from these illnesses and their families.

Impact: The workshops will help the consumer regain and maintain a degree of independence. Psycho-educational follow-up care will improve. The clients will be better equipped to prevent relapse.

Ami Québec

Project: Tele-workshops and Tele-support: Reaching Out to Underserved English Communities in Quebec
Location: English communities in Quebec isolated by language and geography, plus the island of Montréal (QC)

Objective: To support families struggling with mental illness through the expansion of tele-workshops and the tele-support component moderated by an Ami Quebec staff member.

Impact: Will help those suffering from mental illness to maintain their well-being and help families enhance their care-giving skills.

Société québécoise de la schizophrenie

Project: Peer-support Counselling
Location: Estrie, Laurentides and Lanaudière regions (QC)

Objective: To engage resources and provide training to facilitate the provision of peer-support counselling for persons affected by mental illness to counter isolation and to assist with efforts to continue treatment while living in the community.

Impact: Provide individuals suffering from mental illness with the confidence and hope needed to continue treatment.

Programme d’encadrement clinique et d’hébergement (PECH)

Project: Mental Health Workshops
Location: Québec City Region (QC)

Objective: Hire a coordinator who will develop and implement workshops regarding such mental health issues as management of medications, self-esteem, physical well-being, legal rights and social responsibilities and return to work and studies.

Impact: The workshops, which will be available to some 1,500 people affected by mental illness, will support their ability to live independently in the community.

Restigouche Family Services Inc.

Project: Collaborative Treatment of Traumatized Children and Teens
Location: Restigouche Region (Belledune to St. Quentin, New Brunswick and Listiguj First Nation Community, Quebec) (NB and QC)

Objective: To provide support to children suffering from multiple traumas who are struggling under extremely challenging circumstances. Also, to help the community understand the mental health problems of these children and what help is required.

Impact: Children and families develop long-term strategies to break the cycle of trauma, preventing mental health difficulties and disorders. The community understands the mental health difficulties and is able to respond.

Saskatchewan Prevention Institute

Project: Promoting and Supporting Early Childhood Mental Health
Location: Province-wide (SK)

Objective: To provide training focused on early childhood mental health and the impact of maternal health on infants.

Impact: Caregivers, families and service providers will have increased understanding of mental health and behavioural concerns during early childhood and an increased capacity for prevention or intervention.

Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of B.C.

Project: Phone Services Capacity-building
Location: Province-wide (BC)

Objective: To improve the capacity of phone-based distress services by equipping the Centre with reliable, sustainable and up-to-date phone equipment, database management systems and training tools.

Impact: Increased capacity to deliver service on a sustained basis.

Covenant House Vancouver

Project: Mental Health and Addictions Program
Location: Vancouver (BC)

Objective: To provide training to front-line staff working with youth suffering from mental illness and addiction who are living in the crisis shelter at Covenant House.

Impact: Staff will be better equipped to manage the concerns and to make the appropriate referrals for youth in crisis. Affected youth will be able to stabilize their mental health and improve the management of their addictions.

Motivation, Power & Achievement (MPA) Society

Project: Hire a Social Programming Coordinator
Location: Vancouver (BC)

Objective: The incumbent of this position will develop, implement and evaluate social programming at the MPA Resource Centre. The social programming will focus on mental health education, skills-building, empowerment and self-esteem.

Impact: Participants will develop a better understanding of their legal rights, the social determinants affecting mental health and expand their involvement in community activities. There will be improved integration between the Society and other health, social service agencies and community groups.

CMHA Kamloops Branch

Project: On-The-Job Life Skills Training for Unemployed Persons with Mental Illness
Location: Kamloops (BC)

Objective: Increase the quality of life for people with mental illness by providing life skills training through paid work assignments. This will also include social rehabilitation and access to education.

Impact: Will increase self-esteem, quality of life, independence and community relationships for clients.

BC Society of Transition Houses

Project: Making Connections: Support Groups for Women Impacted by Abuse, Mental Illness and Substance Use
Location: Howe Sound, Trail, Vernon, Prince George, North Vancouver and Port Hardy (BC)

Objective: To support victims of abuse by providing low-barrier counselling, support groups and a self-help resource workbook. Increase capacity of community-based service providers to facilitate support groups, deliver ongoing clinical support and provide resource material.

Impact: Integrated mental health and anti-violence support in a safe support group setting will assist women with complex issues.

2009 Grant recipients
Schizophrenia Society of Alberta

Program name: Peer Support Outreach Program
Location: areas outside Calgary, Alberta

Objective: To employ individuals, who are living successfully with schizophrenia, as outreach workers to provide peer support to individuals having difficulty coping with the disease.

Impact: This will be an opportunity for employment for those living successfully with schizophrenia in a supportive work environment that promotes wellness and creates a sense of purpose and belonging. It will also reduce the social isolation of others with struggling with schizophrenia and diminish the need for hospitalization.

Website: www.schizophrenia.ab.ca

BC Schizophrenia Society

Program Name: Strengthening Families Together Program
Location: communities throughout British Columbia

Objective: To provide support and information to families who are dealing with mental illness. A trainer will be hired to train regional co-ordinators and key volunteers in support group facilitation and in program delivery.

Impact: Expansion of the program to regions currently not served.

Website: www.bcss.org

CMHA: Richmond Branch

Program name: Wellness Program
Location: Richmond, British Columbia

Objective: To address the physical health needs of those with mental illness through nutrition counselling, smoking cessation support and facilitating visits to community fitness centres. The funds will provide a part time co-ordinator and fees to cover the different activities.

Impact: Better nutritional habits, improved fitness, and decreased dependency on smoking.

Website: www.cmha.ca/get-involved/find-your-cmha/

Labrador Friendship Centre

Program name: Housing Initiative Program
Location: Happy Valley - Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador

Objective: To develop individual, accessible housing for people suffering from mental illness. By being able to continue staffing the position of Housing and Homelessness Case Worker, the Centre will provide frontline services to individuals with multiple and complex mental health needs and facilitate long-term housing solutions.

Impact: The Case Worker acts as a liaison, linking the consumer with the appropriate service agencies, thus providing a continuum of support for long term housing stability.

Website: www.lfchvgb.ca

CMHA: NWT

Program name: Multidisciplinary Collaborative Problem-Solving for Children and Youth at Risk
Location: Yellowknife (NWT) and the Aboriginal Communities of N’dilo, Dettah and Behchoko

Objective: To provide timely, solution-focused interventions for families whose children, up to 18 years, are experiencing mental health and / or addiction issues at home, at school, or in the community.

Impact: Effective and sustainable intervention solutions that de-escalate behaviours that exclude children from participation in family, school and community life. The project will create partnerships and knowledge across disciplines. Young people, families and professionals will be able to work together to produce more effective assessments and to develop more appropriate intervention and integration plans.

Website: www.cmha.ca

Self-Help Connection

Program name: Partners in Recovery
Location: Rural areas of Nova Scotia

Objective: To develop self-help groups for people living with mental health issues and their families. This will be done by assisting mental health consumers set up groups for persons living with depression and bipolar disorder, assisting family members and friends to set up groups to help with care-giving. This will include meetings with professionals and trained volunteers to provide information on resources available for such groups.

Impact: Consumers will have a new support system within the community, develop leadership and facilitation skills, and have a self-management tool to help with their illness. Families dealing with mental illness will have support in the community. The extra support and skills that consumers receive will complement the help received from the provincial mental health system in Nova Scotia.

Website: www.selfhelpconnection.ca


Metro Non-profit Housing Association

Program name: Halifax Housing Trusteeship Program
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Objective: To address housing needs of individuals who experience repeated instances of homelessness, eviction and housing instability. To also work with these individuals through a harm reduction/holistic approach that addresses health, mental health and addiction realities as they connect to housing issues.

Impact: Proposed funding will result in an increase in the number of clients who can access enriched trusteeship so as to eliminate the cycle of homelessness, promote mental health and address addiction issues. Physical health and social connections will also be fostered.

Website: www.metrononprofithousing.ca

Laing House

Program name: Peer Support Network
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Objective: To help address issues faced on a daily basis by youth living with mental illness: low self- esteem, feelings of hopelessness, stigma, addictions and isolation from family, friends and the community. The network will provide a forum for youth to share their experiences, strengths, insights and challenges in an informal, non-judgemental and supportive environment.

Impact: Patients will strengthen their peer support networks within and beyond Laing House, their understanding of barriers and challenges and how to address them, and increase their awareness of available community resources.

Website: www.lainghouse.org

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA): Sault Ste. Marie Branch

Program name: Concurrent Disorders Certification Training
Location: Sault Ste. Marie/Algoma Region, Ontario

Objective: To train and certify 25 case workers in the mental illness and addiction areas in order to offer services to consumers in a collaborative, interdisciplinary team approach.

Impact: The integration of activities will promote better care to individuals in terms of treatment decisions and care plans. Co-ordinated treatment will be available for clients with multiple disorders, concurrently and in one place.

Website: www.cmhassm.com

Yorktown & Family Centre

Program name: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Objective: To implement the Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy model at the Yorktown Child and Family Centre. This model is used for assessing traumas such as sexual or physical abuse or witnessing violence. The sessions will be offered to children/youth and their caregivers.

Impact: Improved Post Traumatic Stress treatment, with the objective for children and youth of decreasing levels of depression, anxiety, externalized behaviours, sexualized behaviours, trauma-related shame and increasing interpersonal trust and social competence. For caregivers, the objective is decreased levels of depression, emotional distress about the abuse, increased support for the child and improved parenting practices.

Website: www.yorktownfamilyservices.com/

CMHA: Niagara Branch

Program name: Trauma Counselling
Location: St. Catharine's, Niagara Falls and Fort Erie, Ontario

Objective: To expand short-term counselling sessions to individuals new to Canada, as well as to individuals who have experienced recent loss of work, triggering post-traumatic events.

Impact: Enable residents of these locations, many of whom are economically disadvantaged, to access services that would not be available to them due to an inability to pay for such services or to a lack of transportation to access them.

Website: www.cmhaniagara.ca

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum (FAS) Treatment and Education Centre Inc.

Program name: Direct Client Services Program
Location: Hastings and Prince Edward Counties, Ontario

Objective: To provide direct client services to those suffering from FAS including support groups and various social and sporting activities; to increase community knowledge of FAS; and to promote volunteer involvement.

Impact: Increase support services for consumers, families, and caregivers. Provide activities that complement the treatment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Provide home visits for social, as well as medical, support.

Website: www.canfasd.ca

Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa

Program name: Services to Women and Youth Through Mental Health Courts
Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Objective: To provide counselling and programming for women and youth coming through Adult and Youth Mental Health Court.

Impact: Fulfillment of conditions imposed by the Adult and Youth Mental Health Court, thereby avoiding a custodial sentence due to breach of conditions. Through individual and group counselling, assist people in overcoming addictions and in managing mental health conditions in order to stay housed in the community.

Website: www.efryottawa.com

Niagara Child and Youth

Program name: The Parent Connection
Location: Niagara Region, Ontario

Objective: To encourage optimum parent-child interactions and to strengthen the ability of parents to manage an atypical or difficult child. The program will also assist with the social, emotional and cognitive development of the child.

Impact: Children from two to six years of age, with moderate to severe mental health concerns, will learn the social skills and coping techniques required to attend community child care, junior and senior kindergarten programs successfully. Parents and caregivers will have support and training to not only cope but ensure transfer of learning through appropriate reinforcement.

Website: www.ncys.ca

CMHA: PEI Division

Program name: With Hope in Mind
Location: Kings County, East Prince and West Prince, Prince Edward Island

Objective: To offer a family-to-family program, delivered by trained volunteers, to educate and support family members who are dealing with mental illness.

Impact: Families learn that they do not have to cope alone. They will have a greater understanding of mood disorders, thought disorders, medications, recovery and coping skills and learn creative problem management.

Website: www.cmha.pe.ca

Ami Québec

Program name: Tele-workshops and Tele-support: Reaching Out to Underserved English Communities in Quebec
Location: English communities in Quebec

Objective: To support families struggling with mental illness through the expansion of existing tele-workshops, the addition of a tele-support component moderated by an Ami Quebec staff member and the installation of a 1-800 line for information and support for those living outside the Montreal area.

Impact: Tele-workshops and tele-support will help those suffering from mental illness to maintain their well-being and help families enhance their care-giving skills.

Website: www.amiquebec.org

Centre de la Croix blanche de Montréal

Program name: Service Accessibility Project (SAP)
Location: Montréal, Quebec

Objective: To offer after-hours support to people in need of immediate assistance for mental health problems, diagnosed or not.

Impact: Those who are in need will benefit from rapid and accessible service, improving the probability of them quickly regaining a functional balance and better mental health. It will also have an impact on the Centre’s partners who will be able, through a strengthening of the front-line service chain, to refer their clients to the Centre’s services.

Website: http://centresocialdelacroixblanche.org/


Revivre - Association de soutien

Program name: Community Psycho-Educational Follow-Up Care
Location: Montréal, Quebec

Objective: To implement a program that provides psychological and educational follow-up care to people who suffer from anxiety, depression or bipolar disorder. The program will help the consumer regain and maintain a degree of independence. Support will be adapted to suit each individual and complement services offered by health institutions.

Impact: Psycho-educational follow-up care will improve the mix of services offered by Revivre, helping consumers to better understand their illness. The clients will be better equipped to detect early-warning signs and to prevent relapse, and will have a better understanding of what treatments are available. It will also improve their quality of life and help them maintain their jobs.

Website: www.revivre.org

Saskatoon Housing Coalition

Program name: Addressing Hoarding Issues
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Objective: To develop an approach to intervention and support to individuals who have severe hoarding behaviours, resulting in health and safety issues and risk of eviction. These individuals have been diagnosed with schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Impact: Clients acquire better coping skills, allowing them to remain in the community, as opposed to living in a shelter or a mental health facility.

Website: www.saskatoonhealthregion.ca