Health Canada has announced the launch of a new three-year $600k micro-grant fund. The fund will support community-led education efforts to inform the public about the health facts of cannabis use and vaping.
- The new fund will sit under the Substance Use and Addictions Program.
- Canadians over the age of 16, nonprofits, and community-based organizations are eligible.
- Successful applicants can receive a micro-grant of up to $1k to support public education projects in their communities.
- Projects must disseminate factual information to increase awareness about the health risks of cannabis use or vaping and must foster action at the community level to reduce harms associated with cannabis use or vaping.
- Examples of activities include hosting a community event, developing tailored educational materials, or adapting or disseminating existing public education resources.
- Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis, with consideration given to fair geographical and audience distribution.