Health Canada is pleased to announce the launch of a micro-grant funding initiative to support innovative public education projects on the health effects of cannabis or vaping. Micro-grant funding is a new way for the Government of Canada to fund smaller projects of up to $1,000.
Eligible recipients are Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are 16 years and older and not-for-profit organizations. This funding has a streamlined application process and recipients are required to post the results of their projects on social media using our project hashtags, #cannabis or #vaping.
Cannabis Public Education
As part of ongoing cannabis public education and awareness efforts, Health Canada will dedicate $100,000 in fiscal year 2021-2022, towards projects that help raise youth awareness of the health effects of cannabis.
Vaping Public Education
As part of the public education campaign about the consequences of vaping, Health Canada will dedicate $100,000 in fiscal year 2021-2022, towards projects that help raise awareness on the harms and risks of vaping product use among youth.
Application and Assessment
Projects must involve youth and/or young adults in their development and implementation, and demonstrate a positive impact on their youth target audience and how they have the potential to raise awareness about the health effects of either cannabis or vaping. Applications will be accepted starting immediately, with a deadline of December 6, 2021. Project selection will give consideration to fair geographical and audience distribution.
UPDATE: Extended until December 13, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
We are pleased to launch the final year of this exciting program and we hope that you will consider sharing this with your networks and encouraging your networks to apply for this funding. We all have a role to play in public education on cannabis and vaping.
For additional information and to complete an application for micro-funding, please visit the Substance Use and Addictions Program’s website: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/substance-use/canadian-drugs-substances-strategy/funding/substance-use-addictions-program/microfunding-cannabis-vaping-education.html