Cameco’s Fund for Mental Health opens 2023 application process in Ontario
Cameco’s Fund for Mental Health opens 2023 application process with $107,000 available for local mental health initiatives
Cameco’s Ontario Step Up for Mental Health initiative had its most successful year ever, raising $88,000 to support mental health initiatives in Northumberland County and area and $19,000 to support organizations undertaking projects that promote or protect mental health in the Blind River area. The application period for the Fund for Mental Health is now open and closes at 5 p.m. on November 2, 2023.
Three events were held in support of the Cameco Fund for Mental Health.
- In Port Hope: the 12th annual Cameco Charity Golf Tournament, which raised $26,000, and after a three-year hiatus, Cameco brought back the Step Up for Mental Health 5K event, which saw over 600 runners and walkers come out to raise over $57,000. Every dollar from the 5K registration fees, plus a matching amount from Cameco, supported the Cameco Fund for Mental Health. These events, along with donations bring the total available to $88,000.
- In Blind River: the second annual Blind River Refinery Cameco Charity Golf Tournament raised $17,000 for the Cameco Fund for Mental Health. This amount, along with donations, brings the total fund to $19,000.
This year’s amount adds to the over $215,000 raised for the years 2019 through 2022, for a total of over $322,000 for the Cameco Fund for Mental Health. These funds have gone on to assist local organizations with mental health programs and initiatives.
“Since 2019, we have been privileged to get a glimpse into the incredible work being done in our community by organizations who are working hard to provide mental health resources and supports. We are grateful for their hard work and to be able to provide some assistance through the Cameco Fund for Mental Health,” said Dale Clark, vice-president of Cameco’s Fuel Services Division. “We are always thankful to be part of such an active and engaged community. Each year the local businesses and residents step up and get involved and we truly appreciate everyone who has participated or volunteered in these events over the years.”
“We have an amazing community that came together with us to raise these funds,” said Terry Davis, general manager of Cameco’s Blind River Refinery. “And we know these funds will go on to help support the important work being done by local organizations to address mental health needs through services and programming.”
The Cameco Fund for Mental Health is established through the Saskatoon Community Foundation. Applications for funding will be adjudicated by a panel that includes local mental health professionals and representatives from Cameco. The grant program is open to registered charities, non-profits, and organized groups. The deadline for online applications is 5 p.m. on November 2, 2023.
All funds raised in Port Hope will be disbursed to organizations undertaking projects that promote or protect mental health in Northumberland County and area. Funds raised in Blind River will be disbursed to organizations undertaking projects that promote or protect mental health in the Blind River area.
For more information on applying to the Cameco Fund for Mental Health, please visit https://saskatooncommunityfoundation.ca/grants/cameco-fund-for-mental-health-ontario/ or call 306-665-1766.
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