The Crisis Centre was named one of 32 recipients of the Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health’s 2010 funding. The $65,000 grant will allow the Crisis Centre to improve the capacity of our distress services by equipping the program with reliable, sustainable and up-to-date phone equipment, database management systems and training tools. With this generous support, the Crisis Centre can continue to provide life-saving support to over 45,000 people every year.
With the support of customers, employees, suppliers and the public, Canada Post has raised more than $2.5 million for the Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health. The money raised goes to grassroots groups that support affected individuals, families and communities. This year, the Foundation intends to reach even higher than we have before — our goal is to raise $2 million. The Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health receives funds from Canadians across the country through various ways, including the purchase of a special commemorative postage stamp, participation in the annual “Delivering Hope for Mental Illness” campaign and contributions from Canada Post’s corporate customers and suppliers. Canada Post employees, both in the form of payroll deductions and a multitude of grassroots and national fundraising efforts also support the Foundation.
The Mental Health fundraising stamp is available at post offices nationwide; each booklet sold generates $1 for the Foundation. Additionally, donations can be made online, or at any post office, anytime.