Canada Post Community Foundation for Children now accepting grant applications for local initiatives

March 3, 2015

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

The Foundation takes a grassroots community approach to raising money. It uses Canada Post’s vast network of post offices across the country for an annual fundraising campaign. Funds are raised through donations at the counter, the sale of special fundraising stamps and employee fundraisers in the community.

This approach has helped the Foundation grant more than $2.8 million to more than 215 community projects in 2013 and 2014. The funds has supported a wide range of special initiatives. It has helped children with terminal illness go to summer camp and has reduced waiting times for teens seeking mental health support. It has provided therapy dogs for children who have experienced trauma, and contributed to literacy programs to improve the job prospects of disadvantaged youth.

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