In October 2007, Canada Post adopted mental health as its cause of
choice, becoming the first major Canadian corporation to do so. Now,
Canada Post has created an independent organization, the Canada Post
Foundation for Mental Health, to support this often-overlooked cause
and stigmatized illness.
Guided by an independent
board, the Foundation will support front-line organizations serving
patients, consumers* and caregivers, while eliminating the stigma of
mental illness and raising awareness of how it affects the lives of all
Canadians. The Foundation will receive funds raised by Canada Post and
its employees, as well as donations from the public, and expects to
begin distributing funds in 2009.
For information on eligibility criteria, area of concentration and online applications, please visit http://www.canadapost.ca/cpfoundation/default-e.asp.