Since our inception in 1997, we have provided more than $3.8 million in grants annually, including the Sharon Martin Community Health Promotion Program Grants (SMART). We fund projects that promote health and wellness and encourage marginalized and vulnerable members of the community to play an active role in their own health. All projects are designed and delivered locally, and reflect community make-up and culture.
Funding assists groups that have traditionally experienced barriers to health including seniors, children and youth, mental health clients, low-income families, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgendered people, Aboriginal communities, newcomers and refugees and people with disabilities.
Check out our SMART website to learn more about how we are helping build community capacity and improve health determinants for marginalized populations.