Canada Post Community Foundation accepting grant applications

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

OTTAWA, March 2, 2016 /CNW/ - Starting today, the Canada Post Community Foundation for Children is accepting grant applications until midnight on Monday, April 11. Registered charities, school programs and community organizations are invited to apply for a share of the $1.1 million available to deserving programs serving children and youth across the country.

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

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

How funds are raised

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

How the grants are allocated

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

About the Canada Post Community Foundation

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

The 2015 Canada Post Community Foundation for Children grant recipients

Newfoundland and Labrador
Association for New Canadians (St. John's); Boys and Girls Clubs of St. John's; Dover Tidy Town's Committee (Dover); Eating Disorder Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, Inc. (St. John's); Heart and Stroke Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (Mount Pearl)

Prince Edward Island
Boys and Girls Club of Wellington & Area (Wellington); Le Conseil Rév.S.-É.-Perrey Inc. (Tignish)

Nova Scotia
Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation (Sydney); Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia (Halifax); Mount St. Vincent University Student Union (Halifax); Richmond County Literacy Network  (Arichat); Second Stage Housing Association of Dartmouth, o/a Alice Housing (Dartmouth); The John Howard Society of Nova Scotia-North Eastern Regional office (Westville); Veith House (Halifax)

New Brunswick
Boys and Girls Club of Moncton; Doaktown Community-School Library (Doaktown); École communautaire Académie Notre-Dame (Dalhousie); Southern Victoria High School Breakfast Program (Perth-Andover)

Bibliothèque ID livres d'Angliers (Angliers); Comité de loisirs Val-Racine (Val-Racine); Défi Handicap des Sources (Asbestos); École Notre-Dame-des-Neiges (Charette); Commission scolaire de l'Énergie (Charette); École de la Rivière (Sainte-Hedwidge); École Sainte-Martine (Courcelles); Equitas - International Centre for Human Rights Education (Montréal); Eva R. Gsum Foundation (Montréal); Fondation Jean Lapointe (Montréal); Garderie Les Petits Anges de Wesley and the Arthur's Garden sensory playground (Montréal); Giant Steps Montreal (Montréal); Grands Frères Grandes Sœurs de Trois-Rivières; Kahnawake Sports & Recreation Unit (Kahnawake); Les Loisirs Colombier (Montréal); Maison des jeunes de Pierrefonds; Maison des jeunes de Saint-Émile (Québec); Quebec Society for Disabled Children (Montréal); Regroupement pour la Trisomie 21 (RT21) (Montréal); La Bibliothèque des jeunes de Montréal/Montreal Children's Library

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northumberland (Port Hope); Centennial Public School (Ottawa); Child Development Institute (Toronto); Christie Refugee Welcome Centre (Toronto); Covenant House Toronto; Grand Valley Public Library; Green Thumbs Growing Kids (Toronto); Hope Air (Toronto); Hamilton Wentworth District School Board Foundation; Jane Finch Reaching Up (Toronto); McMaster Children's Hospital/Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation (Hamilton); Mushkegowuk Council (Timmins); Neighbour to Neighbour Centre (Hamilton); Optimist Club of Mitchell; Passing The Torch Committee (Windsor); Regional Food Distribution Association (RFDA) (Thunder Bay); Riverview Elementary School (Rainy River); Skills for Change (Toronto); St. Stephen's Community House (Toronto); Sutton District High School; The Mississauga Furniture Bank; Timmins Learning Centre Inc.; Wellington Catholic District School Board (Guelph); Wingham & District Hospital Foundation

Art City Inc. (Winnipeg); Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg Inc.; Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB); École Opasquia School (The Pas); Rosenort School (Rosenort); Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport & Recreation Association

Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Weyburn Inc.; Goodsoil School Community Council; Hector Thiboutot Community School (Northern Lights School Division #113) (Sandy Bay); Nipawin Daycare Co-operative; The Saskatchewan Abilities Council - Swift Current Branch; Kamsack Skatepark Committee (Kamsack); YMCA of Moose Jaw

Alberta Science Network (Calgary); Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton and Area Society; Canlearn Society for Persons with Learning Difficulties (Calgary); Cochrane & Area Humane Society; Gibbons Preschool Association; Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta (Calgary); Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Northern Alberta (Edmonton); The Evenstart for Children Foundation of Calgary; The Friends of the Carstairs Public Library; Walter and Gladys Hill Public School (Fort McMurray)

British Columbia
Abbotsford Hospice Society; BC Wheelchair Basketball Society (Vancouver); Chinese Community Policing Centre (Vancouver); Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association (Duncan); Friendly Forest Preschool Association (Anmore); Grandview/¿uuqinak'uuh Elementary School (Vancouver); Grassy Plains Community Hall Association (Burns Lake); Kackaamin Family Development Centre (Port Alberni); Kamloops and District Elizabeth Fry Society; Kiddies Korner Preschool (Port Coquitlam); Red Fox Healthy Living Society (Vancouver); Sardis Doorway for Mothers and Children Society (Chilliwack); Skidegate Health Centre; The Canadian Red Cross Society (Burnaby); The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of British Columbia (Crisis Centre) (Vancouver); Upper Lonsdale Preschool Society (North Vancouver); Young Parents Support Network (Victoria)

Aqsarniit Ilinniarvik School (Iqaluit); Inuvik Youth Centre Society; Pitquhirnikkut Ilihautiniq / Kitikmeot Heritage Society (Cambridge Bay); St. Elias Community School Breakfast Club (Haines Junction); YWCA Yellowknife

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