Cameco Fund for Mental Health grants $700,000 to mental health initiatives in Saskatchewan

December 12, 2023

This year’s grants, worth $700,000, will support 24 projects directly benefitting Saskatchewan communities, as well as organizations that provide province-wide services. The projects range in scope from no-cost counselling in northern Saskatchewan to mental health support for frontline workers. For a list of project summaries, please visit Cameco Fund for Mental Health. Grants for the Ontario portion of the fund will be announced separately.

Thanks to your support of Step Up for Mental Health, the Cameco Fund for Mental Health has now awarded more than $2.4 million to make a difference in Saskatchewan.

“Each year it just keeps getting better and better,” said Cameco CEO Tim Gitzel. “It makes me so proud to be a part of this community, to have our head office and a lot of our operations in this community, and then our people giving back. It’s a humbling experience.”

The Cameco Fund for Mental Health, administered by Saskatoon Community Foundation, was established in 2019 with proceeds from the inaugural Step Up for Mental Health run/walk. Four more years of Step Up events have followed including global virtual run/walk events in 2020 and 2021 amidst COVID-19. The in-person events returned in 2022 and 2023. A record-breaking 6,700 people participated either in person, or virtually, in this year's Cameco Step Up for Mental Health Run/Walk, raising $700,000 for mental health support in Saskatchewan. This year’s fundraising total includes 100 per cent of Step Up registration fees, a matching amount from Cameco and individual donations.

Following a call for funding applications in October, submissions were adjudicated by representatives from Cameco, Saskatchewan Health Authority and Saskatoon Community Foundation.

For a list of project summaries, please visit the Cameco Fund for Mental Health.

For more information, please contact:

Jonathan Huntington
Vice-president, sustainability and stakeholder relations
Cameco Corporation

Step Up for Mental Health is powered by Cameco in partnership with Brainsport and the Saskatoon Community Foundation.