Canada Post stamp lifts children and youth to greater heights

The annual campaign by the Canada Post Community Foundation has launched with a fresh stamp designed to uplift children’s programs throughout Canada.

The stamp showcases a delightful illustration of animals soaring in a hot air balloon, symbolizing the Foundation’s dedication to empowering young Canadians to chase their aspirations and reach new heights.

Every year, the Foundation provides grants to Canadian charities, schools, and community groups that positively impact the lives of children and youth. Contributions come from various sources including stamp sales, customer donations at post offices, grassroots fundraising events, and voluntary employee deductions. Notably, all funds raised are directed towards local communities.

Since 2012, the Foundation has allocated $13.5 million to over 1,100 initiatives nationwide, spanning from literacy and language programs to youth outreach services, projects supporting Indigenous youth, and programs promoting gender and sexual diversity. Each dollar raised during the campaign directly supports community projects in every province and territory, with this year’s grant recipients set to be announced in August.

About the 2024 stamp

Designed by Seung Jai Paek and chosen by Canada Post retail staff, the stamp, along with the Official First Day Cover (OFDC) and postage-paid postcard, is available both in post offices and online at See images below. A portion of proceeds from each booklet of 10 stamps or from the sale of each OFDC and postcard contributes towards funding programs that inspire and enable children and youth to pursue their dreams.

About the Foundation

As a registered charity, the Canada Post Community Foundation focuses on making a positive impact on the lives of children and youth up to age 21. With its community-driven approach, the Foundation exemplifies Canada Post’s dedication to building a stronger nation. Supporting initiatives that benefit young people not only enriches their lives but also strengthens communities for the benefit of all Canadians.

To support the Foundation’s cause, individuals can purchase a booklet of stamps at a local post office or visit to make a donation.

Product    Denomination Size Quantity Printing process Price
Booklet of 10 stamps Permanent™ (domestic rate) + 10¢  

28 mm (W) x 36 mm (H)

220,000 Lithography in 9 colours $9.20 + $1
Official First Day Cover Permanent™ (domestic rate) + 10¢ 6,000 $1.92 + 10¢
Prepaid Postcards International rate + 10¢ 7,500 $2.71 + 10¢

Design: Seung Jai Paek

Illustration: Seung Jai Paek

Printing: Colour Innovations

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