Cameco Fund for Mental Health 2023 Awards Grants to 11 Northumberland County Organizations

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The Cameco Fund for Mental Health has awarded 11 grants totaling $88,000 to organizations in Northumberland County working on mental health projects. This year’s grants will benefit a wide range of people and support the delivery of mental health initiatives through a variety of community organizations.

Two events were held in support of the Cameco Fund for Mental Health – the 12th annual Cameco Charity Golf Tournament, which raised $26,000, and 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, brought the total available to $88,000.

Including this year’s amount, the Cameco Fund for Mental Health has granted over $280,000 to mental health programs in Northumberland County since 2019.

“The work being done by local organizations to address mental health needs in our communities is outstanding,” said Dale Clark, vice-president of Cameco’s Fuel Services Division. “There is clearly a need for funding, and we are proud to be able to come together with the community to help support this important work across Northumberland County.”

Following a call for funding applications in October, submissions were adjudicated by a panel of representatives from Cameco, local mental health experts and the Saskatoon Community Foundation, which is the administrator for the grants.
The 2023 Cameco Fund for Mental Health recipients are:
• Community Counselling and Resource Centre

• Cobourg Collegiate Institute

• Campbellford & District Community Mental Health

• Rebound Child & Youth Services

• KBI Inspire Magazine

• Sounds of the Next Generation

• Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

• Community Health Centres of Northumberland

• Northumberland United Way

• Alderville First Nation

• Northumberland Aquatic Club

 

 

In 2023, the Cameco Fund for Mental Health has awarded eleven grants totaling $88,000 to organizations in Northumberland County working on mental health projects. This year’s grants will benefit a wide range of people including students and youth, families, front line workers at local agencies, and more.

Alderville First Nation

The Mino-Bemaadiziwin (A Good Life) Dinner Series project will bring together mainstream health professionals and Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers to provide education and awareness regarding issues that are impacting the mental health and wellness of individuals, families and communities.

Grant: $7,500

Learn more about Alderville First Nation


Campbellford & District Community Mental Health

The Mental Health Healing Garden will provide a space for clients to work together in a peer environment on a project which will promote healing, provide fresh food securities and offer a safe, stigma-free environment.

Grant: $4,000

Learn more about Campbellford & District Community Mental Health


Cobourg Collegiate Institute

The Wolf Den project will provide an outdoor space for all students to connect with one another, nature and improve overall mental health.

Grant: $4,000

Learn more about Cobourg Collegiate Institute


Community Counselling and Resource Centre

Mental health counselling for adults living or working in Northumberland County. Counselling is offered on a sliding fee scale with no one turned away for an inability to pay.

Grant: $15,000

Learn more about Community Counselling and Resource Centre


Community Health Centres of Northumberland

The Gender Affirming Health Care Initiative will improve mental health outcomes for individuals who are Trans and Gender-diverse residents of Northumberland County by improving local access to gender affirming health care services.

Grant: $15,000

Learn more about Community Health Centres of Northumberland


KBI Inspire Magazine

The ‘Life Outside the Box’ podcast series focuses on youth mental health and the issues that intersect with youth mental health, in both video and audio format.

Grant: $9,000

Learn more about KBI Inspire Magazine


Northumberland Aquatic Club

Mental health First Aid training for NORAC coaches working with youth.

Grant: $1,000

Learn more about Northumberland Aquatic Club


Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

Comprehensive programming for recreational and treatment-based group therapy for individuals accessing Peer Support through Northumberland Hills Hospital’s Community Mental Health.

Grant: $10,000

Learn more about Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation


Northumberland United Way

The Northumberland Eats voucher program, a partnership between United Way Northumberland and Northumberland County, provides food support to individuals and families across the county who are struggling with food insecurity.

Grant: $7,500

Learn more about Northumberland United Way


Rebound Child & Youth Services

Ongoing support for its family wellness hub, a continuum of services, program and supports which utilizes a family-centred approach to provide the support, skills and referrals necessary to navigate youth and family mental wellness.

Grant: $10,000

Learn more about Rebound Child & Youth Services


Sounds of the Next Generation

Mental Health First Aid for Workers with Youth for SONG staff and community partners.

Grant: $5,000

Learn more about Sounds of the Next Generation

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