MONTREAL, Sept. 27, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - The McKesson Foundation today
announced the launch of its 2011-2012 Regional Grants Program, a
Canada-wide campaign that each year provides financial assistance to
non-profit organizations whose mission is to assist children and youth
in the areas of health, education and poverty.
McKesson Canada would like to encourage the submission of grant
applications for one-time specific projects or programs. The Canadian
Regional Grants Program typically awards grants that range in size from
$2,500 to $25,000. The McKesson Foundation is operating from the United
States and grants are paid in US dollars.
McKesson Canada cares about the communities in which it operates and is
deeply committed to building healthier and stronger communities by
making a difference in the lives of children, youth and their families.
The Canadian Regional Grants Program awarded close to $250,000 to
charities in 2011.
Congratulations to the following 2010-2011 Regional Grant Recipients
(amounts below are in Canadian dollars):
Sir Hugh John Macdonald Memorial Hostel ($17,000) - Manitoba
Zebra Child Protection Centre Society ($19,000) - Alberta
Children's Cottage Society of Calgary ($16,000) - Alberta
YWCA of Calgary ($25,000) - Alberta
Pathways for Children, Youth and Families of York Region ($20,000) -
Big Brothers Big Sisters of York ($12,000) - Ontario
The Canadian National Institute for the Blind ($15,900) - Ontario
La Traversée ($25,000) - Québec
West Island Palliative Care Residence ($25,000) - Québec
Sun Youth Organization Inc. ($20,660) - Québec
Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation Canada ($15,000) - Québec
CCS Community Services ($15,013) - Québec
About the McKesson Foundation
Founded in 1943, the McKesson Foundation is an initiative of McKesson
Corporation, based in San Francisco. It is committed to building
healthier communities where McKesson employees work and live.
About McKesson Canada
Founded more than 100 years ago, McKesson Canada is dedicated to
delivering vital medicines, supplies and information technologies that
enable the health care industry to provide patients better, safer care.
Our solutions empower pharmacies, manufacturers, hospitals and other
health care institutions by enabling them to get closer to the 12
million patients they serve every single day, while contributing to the
quality and safety of care in Canada.
SOURCE MCKESSON CANADA
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