Green Shield Canada (GSC) is celebrating their 60th anniversary of social responsibility and charitable giving. To mark this historical event, they have established the GSC Impact Fund and through it, will be donating a total of $6 million dollars to priority projects across six Canadian communities. The program is titled “Six 4 Six” to represent the following communities: Hamilton, ON, Windsor Essex, ON region, Calgary, AB and the Atlantic region.
The Community Foundation of Nova Scotia (CFNS) has partnered with GSC to administer the program in Atlantic Canada where the initiative’s granting will focus will be on oral and mental health.
Background on Mental Health Issues Facing Atlantic Canadians
In December 2018, representatives from the Hamilton Community Foundation, who are working as partners with Green Shield Canada, attended a workshop in Halifax to learn about the state of mental health in the region and hear the thoughts of local mental health leaders regarding issues and potential opportunities.
The identification and definition of four key issues/gaps facing organizations dealing with mental health issues were identified as a result.
The full report from this session can be found here:
Call for Proposals
The deadline for submitting proposals for this initiative is March 15, 2019. Guidelines and further information can be found here: