Canada Post Community Foundation for Children accepting grant applications

$1.15M available for youth programs across Canada

The Canada Post Community Foundation for Children is accepting applications for 2019 grants, which will give more than $1.15 million to charities, school programs and groups that serve the needs of young people.

Applications are available until April 5 and are open to national and grassroots local organizations across the country.

Click here to submit an application.


Since 2013, more than 660 organizations have shared in total funding of more than $7 million from the foundation. The grants helped fund literacy and language programs, youth outreach services, gender and sexual diversity programs, arts and recreation projects, special education programs, childhood health programs, anti-bullying initiatives, mentoring programs and more.


An annual five-week fundraising campaign makes the foundation’s grants possible.

Every fall, post offices across the country sell a dedicated foundation stamp and accept donations. The semi-postal stamp pays the domestic letter rate plus a 10-cent surcharge to support the fundraising initiative. The surcharge is indicated by “+10” following the “P” symbol, which represents the non-denominated Permanent rate.

Some locations hold fundraisers, and Canada Post employees can make voluntary payroll contributions throughout the year.

Information about the foundation and its granting process and criteria, including answers to frequently asked questions, is available on the foundation’s website,

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