2023 Community Foundation stamp promotes power of stories

Canada Post released on May 1 the 2023 Community Foundation stamp that shines a light on the power of stories and storytelling to enrich the lives of young people.

John Belisle designed the 2023 Canada Post Community Foundation stamp, which features an illustration of a diverse group of animals reading a story together.  Canada Post frontline retail employees selected this design. In a booklet of 10, the stamp and first-day cover were cancelled in Ottawa.

The stamp issue is part of the Foundation’s annual campaign to raise money for grants to support Canadian charities, schools and organizations that benefit children and youth (up to age 21). Since 2012, $12.3 million has been distributed to more than 1,100 community projects across Canada. In addition to the proceeds from the sale of the stamps, the Foundation raises money through customer donations in post offices, fundraising events and employee payroll deductions. Every dollar raised goes directly to recipients in support of their efforts in the province or territory where it was donated.

Canada Post says the funds support a wide variety of initiatives, including literacy and language programs; youth outreach services; projects that support Indigenous youth; gender and sexual diversity programs; arts and recreation projects; special education programs; childhood health programs; anti-bullying initiatives; mentoring programs and many others. This year’s grant recipients will be announced in August.

For more details, visit canadapost.ca/shop.

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