The Canada Post Community Foundation will grant to 84 organizations much-needed funding for initiatives aimed at enhancing the lives of children and youth.
The Crown corporation will distribute nearly $1.2 million in grants to charities, schools and community groups across Canada.
Among them are this year’s $50,000 “signature grant” recipients, including:
- the Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity, based in Ottawa;
- the Robb Nash Project, based in Winnipeg; and
- the First Light St. John’s Friendship Centre, based in St. John’s, which will receive the Indigenous Truth & Reconciliation Signature Grant launched last year.
Since 2012, the foundation has granted nearly $13.5 million to more than 1,100 initiatives nationwide. It raises money through customer donations in post offices, employee payroll deductions and sale of an annual semi-postal stamp. Illustrated by Vancouver artist John Belisle, this year’s issue depicts a diverse group of animals, including a bear, fox, cat and several insects, reading a story in an outdoor nighttime setting. During the foundation’s annual retail fundraising campaign, every dollar raised by retail employees across Canada goes to community projects in the province or territory in which it was raised.
The fundraising stamp booklets are available at select post offices and canadapost.ca/shop.