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Lawson Foundation announces new funding for for diabetes prevention, treatment and management focused on children and youthLearn more here.

Lawson Foundation’s 5G Fund: Accelerate supports 14 projects for youth mental health with micro-grants

The Lawson Foundation is pleased to announce 14 micro-grants for a total of $38,800 in support for youth mental health projects across Canada. Learn more here.

Lawson Foundation launches Outdoor Play Strategy and announces $2.7 million in project funding
Today marks an exciting day as we launch our Outdoor Play Strategy and announces 14 newly funded outdoor play projects and an evaluation to capture the learning. Learn more here.

Foundations Taking a Bold Leadership Role on the Public Policy Front
"Foundations in Canada have an important contribution to bring given the many crucial public policy issues facing Canada. The time has come for us to be much more visible and active on this front. If we are truly going to change things, we can’t avoid engaging meaningfully in the world of public policy." Read the entire Blog Post here.

The next generation of philanthropists: Foundations find value in youth engagement
Youth engagement has been a priority of the Toronto-based family foundation — with a focus on the wellbeing of children and youth — since its inception. But, gearing up to celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2016, the foundation took an additional step to connect with this specific demographic by introducing a fund managed by the fifth generation for the fifth generation. Read the full article here.

2015 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth
ParticipACTION launched the 2015 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth featuring a Position Statement on Active Outdoor Play. The Lawson Foundation has supported this work over the last 2 years. One of the key messages coming out of these pieces is that the biggest risk is keeping your kids indoors. Please take the time to read up on the power of active outdoor play! 


A Renewed Strategic Direction for the Foundation
The Lawson Foundation has released its new strategic direction, outlining the Foundation’s course of action for the coming years. An emphasis on children and youth from a human development perspective will be at the center of three key areas of focus: Early Childhood Development, Healthy Active Living, and Children and the Environment. If we have peaked your interest, feel free to download the Strategic Direction for further details.

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Ensuring Healthy Child Development

Red River College has been working on The Science of Early Child Development project since 2001. Read More

Improving Diabetes Care

Vulnerable communities and people experiencing homelessness may be overlooked and suffer in silence. Read More

Moving Research into Practice

Active Healthy Kids Canada is a trusted source for "powering the movement to get kids moving."

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