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Thursday, September 12, 2013

McKesson Foundation launches its 2014 Canadian Regional Grants Program

McKesson Foundation launches its 2014 Canadian Regional Grants Program MONTREAL, August 30, 2013 – The McKesson Foundation announced today the launch of its 2014 Regional Grants Program, a Canada-wide campaign that each year provides a number of non-profit organizations with financial assistance to non-profit organizations whose mission is to assist children and youth in the areas of health, education and poverty.

McKesson Canada would like to encourage the submission of grant applications for one-time specific projects or programs. The Canadian Regional Grants Program typically awards grants that range in size from $2,500 to $25,000. The McKesson Foundation is operating from the United States and grants are paid in US dollars.

McKesson Canada cares about the communities in which it operates and is deeply committed to building healthier and stronger communities by making a difference in the lives of children, youth and their families. The Canadian Regional Grants Program awarded close to a total of $250,000 to charities in 2013.

The McKesson Foundation wishes to congratulate the following Regional Grant Recipients for 2013:

  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg ($10,000) – Manitoba
  • Hull Services ($5,000) – Alberta
  • Jennifer Ashleigh Children's Charity ($20,000) – Ontario
  • Kawartha Lakes Food Source ($5,000) – Ontario
  • Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta ($11,000) – Alberta
  • New Brunswick Youth Orchestra, Inc. ($25,000) – New Brunswick
  • Père Sablon Foundation ($20,000) – Québec
  • PLEA Community Services ($25,000) – British Columbia
  • Portage Atlantic ($10,000) – New Brunswick
  • Shediac Public Library Board ($5,000) – New Brunswick
  • Special Olympics Québec ($25,000) – Québec
  • Toronto Foundation for Student Success (TFSS) ($25,000) – Ontario
  • West Island Cancer Wellness Centre ($12,000) – Québec
  • York Region Food Network ($20,000) – Ontario

About the McKesson Foundation

Founded in 1943, the McKesson Foundation is an initiative of McKesson Corporation, based in San Francisco. It is envisions a world where affordable, quality health care is available to all.

About McKesson Canada

Founded more than 100 years ago, McKesson Canada is dedicated to delivering vital medicines, supplies and information technologies that enable the health care industry to provide patients better, safer care. Our solutions empower pharmacies, manufacturers, hospitals and other health care institutions by enabling them to get closer to the millions of patients they serve every single day, while contributing to the quality and safety of care in Canada.

For further information:

Danièle Dufour
Director, Corporate Communications
McKesson Canada