September 14, 2009 08:00 ET

Media Advisory/REMINDER/Photo Opportunity: Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health Presents Cheques to First-Ever Grant Recipients

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 14, 2009) -

What: The Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health is pleased to be
delivering grants totaling more than $1 million to 20 non-profit
community groups across the country. The Elizabeth Fry Society of
Ottawa will receive the first cheque. Canada Post will also
officially unveil a new stamp that has mental health as its focus to
help raise funds for the Foundation.

Why: Thanks to the generous support of Canadians everywhere and our
dedicated employees, the Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health
raised over $1 million last year. Canada Post founded the arm's
length, not-for-profit CPFMH because mental illness is an issue that
is relevant to Canadians in every community across Canada.

In fact, one out of every five people - 20 per cent of Canadians -
will suffer from a mental illness at some point in their lives. Even
more Canadians will be touched by the illness of a loved one, friend
or colleague. Mental health challenges are largely misunderstood,
due to the stigma surrounding them.

Who: James Roche, Chairman, Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health
Moya Greene, President and CEO Canada Post
Bryonie Baxter, Executive Director, Elizabeth Fry Society

Where: Canada Post Station B
59 Sparks Street (corner of Sparks and Elgin)
Ottawa ON K1P 5A0

When: Tuesday, September 15, 2009
noon - 12:30 p.m.

Contact Information

  • Canada Post
    Cindy Daoust