New Issue: Community Foundation semi-postal stamps

Today, Canada Post issued its annual semi-postal stamps in support of the Canada Post Community Foundation.

The colourful stamps, which feature illustrations of cats, are available in booklets of 10 Permanent domestic-rate stamps. They were designed by internationally recognized Canadian art director and graphic designer Andrew Lewis, of Andrew Lewis Design, in green and pink. A $1 surcharge on each booklet is a direct donation to the Canada Post Community Foundation, which supports local and national non-profit groups that work to deliver a brighter future for Canada’s children and youth. Official first-day covers (OFDCs) are also available in pink and green.

“These purrfectly friendly felines may be spending the last hot days of summer lounging around – but it’s all for a good cause,” wrote Jim Phillips, Canada Post director of stamp services, in the latest issue of Details.

“The extra $1 you pay for a booklet of 10 stamps goes directly to the Foundation, which funds early literacy programs, youth crisis lines, camps for children living with serious illnesses and more initiatives.”

Official first-day covers are available in green and pink.


The Canada Post Community Foundation provides funding to local and national non-profit groups dedicated to serving the needs of children and youth. The extra dollar paid by customers for each booklet goes directly to the Foundation, which recently awarded $1.1 million in funding to grassroots and community-based child and youth organizations across the country. An additional $1.1 million will be awarded this month.

The stamps are available across the country today.

Over the past four years, the foundation has contributed about $5 million in assistance to libraries, breakfast programs, anti-bullying initiatives, sports clubs, and other programs and organizations, including Kids Help Phone, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, and Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada.

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