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    Funder Type

    Private Foundation

    IT Classification

    C - Funds little to no technology


    Medavie Health Foundation


    Through the Medavie Health Foundation, Medavie is focused on supporting initiatives that improve the wellbeing of Canadians with a focus on those impacted by adolescent mental health and post-traumatic stress, and initiatives that support healthy living.

    Their funding focuses on initiatives with specific measurable outcomes to make a significant difference for those affected and their families.


    History of Funding

    None is available.

    Additional Information

    Adolescent Mental Health

    Mental health is the fastest growing category of disability costs, including the long term economic costs of health care, disability claims, and lost productivity. Most mental disorders – about 70% - can be diagnosed before age 25, with the onset of most mental health issues occurring in young childhood and adolescence.

    Medavie supports initiatives that seek to strengthen access to mental health services and supports for children, youth, and young adults in ensuring individuals receive the support they need to live productive, fulfilling lives in the community.

    Post-Traumatic Stress

    It is estimated that at any given time, one in 10 Canadians is experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), with the prevalence rate of lifetime PTSD at 9.2%. PTS is often associated with veterans, first responders, and other emergency personnel. PTS is a mental illness that can seriously disrupt a person's life, for children, youth, and adults.

    We understand families are key to ensuring people living with PTS are well cared for and can play an important role in improving outcomes. Medavie is committed to supporting families of first responders as well as serving and retired members of the Canadian Armed Forces living with post-traumatic stress.

    Healthy Living

    It is well recognized that having access to good quality food and active living impact our wellbeing and risk for health problems. Healthy living, for example, can help prevent type 2 diabetes and other chronic conditions.

    Medavie is committed to supporting community-based organizations and initiatives aimed at healthy eating and/or active living. We believe by supporting initiatives that promote and improve access to good quality food, healthy eating, active living, and physical literacy, we can improve health outcomes for Canadians, in particular those most affected by poverty and food insecurity.

    COVID-19 Response Fund

    The impacts of the COVID-19 health crisis have been – and will be – far reaching. This is why Medavie will support the needs of communities responding to the pandemic, with a focus on addressing food insecurity, the mental health needs of adolescents, and frontline responders coping with pandemic-related anxiety and post-traumatic stress.


    Medavie Health Foundation Staff

    Medavie Health Foundation Staff


  • Eligibility Details

    When considering which organizations to partner with, we also consider the following:

    • Alignment with core causes – adolescent mental health, post-traumatic stress, healthy living, or COVID-19 Response Fund
    • Geographic region (Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta)
    • Community collaborations and partnerships
    • Demonstrated commitment to track effectiveness in achieving goals and mission
    • Fiscal management and governance

    Deadline Details

    You must complete the eligibility quiz on their website to determine if your organization and initiative may be eligible for funding from Medavie Health Foundation and to access the Expression of Interest Form.

    Award Details

     Medavie has committed to Give5, including $5 million to support organizations with COVID-19 emergency relief and through recovery.

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