$136,500 is available to support oral health in the Capital Region.

The Victoria Foundation has been the lead partner for Green Shield Canada’s Six 4 Six initiative in British Columbia since 2019, continuing to steward funding in the capital region to organizations that support oral and mental health.

Applications Open

The Victoria Foundation has been the lead partner for Green Shield Canada’s Six 4 Six initiative in British Columbia since 2019, continuing to steward funding in the capital region to organizations that support oral and mental health. This unique corporate collaboration prioritizes our joint goals of supporting better health among our most vulnerable residents.

    • Green Shield Canada “works to make it easier for people to live their healthiest lives” supported by a mission to “deliver meaningful solutions to improve health and well-being.” For more information about Green Shield Canada, please visit: www.greenshield.ca/en-ca/
    • In 2019 and 2020, Victoria Foundation distributed over $112,000 to five local organizations for oral health initiatives including: a dental navigation position to support people pursuing oral health solutions, design of a new facility to support patients with special needs and extreme anxiety, emergency dental care for children and youth and others. Visit our 2019 page for a listing of past Green Shield grants awarded.
    • With this funding call, Green Shield Canada and the Victoria Foundation aim to balance immediate and emergent needs for oral health care in the community, while contributing to a larger goal of transformational change.

This Green Shield Canada funding call will support registered charities and other qualified donees in the capital region to enable a wide range of initiatives that address oral health issues including:

    • Vital and direct support to vulnerable people in need of oral health care
    • Sustaining or rebuilding the capacity of organizations that have been adversely impacted by Covid-19 and provide oral health care to vulnerable people
    • Work toward system-wide improvement to support better access to oral health care for all people including advocacy for access to oral health care for vulnerable people and collaboration

How to Apply

We encourage applications that:

    • Serve vulnerable populations such as marginalized or racialized people, people living with disabilities, young adults aging out of care, children and youth, people living in poverty, people with chronic and complex health needs, etc.
    • Employ an equity-oriented approach to their work
    • Collaborate or work in strategic partnerships with others

Other suggestions:

    • Previous grantees are encouraged to apply, especially if the proposed work will build on their pilot projects.
    • Applicants are encouraged to apply for support in the range of $10,000 to $25,000 and connect with Victoria Foundation staff to discuss initiatives that require more support.
    • We request that the funding be spent in the 2021 calendar year. If your funding request will extend past December 31, 2021, please contact Victoria Foundation staff to discuss.

Applications can be submitted in PDF format to grants@victoriafoundation.bc.ca with the subject line ‘Green Shield oral health grant application’ by 5 PM on Friday, February 26, 2021.

 

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Questions?

Contact Tanya Chassé, Strategic Initiatives Associate
250-381-5532