$100,000 Available for Grants to Improve Oral Health

Dr. Mitra Hashemi cleans the teeth of nine-year-old Logan Brech at the Oral Care for Children and Adolescents (O.R.C.C.A.) Dental Clinic Society offices in Sidney.

June 26, 2019, Victoria

The Victoria Foundation announced this week that it’s seeking grant applications for projects aimed at improving accessibility to oral health services for vulnerable residents of the capital region. Many people face significant difficulties accessing appropriate dental care, including financial barriers, regulatory challenges, specialized needs, transportation or mobility concerns and more.

The grants are part of an initiative from Green Shield Canada (GSC) which established a program called Six 4 Six – $6 million dollars to priority projects in oral and mental health across six Canadian communities – to mark their 60th anniversary in 2018. The $100,000 available is part of a total of $700,000 that GSC has allocated to the Victoria Foundation to help address mental and oral health care needs, gaps and priority areas.

Read the full media release here.

Download the grant application guidelines.

Read the Oral Health Convening Report.