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2020-2021 Community Wellness Awards

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Community Wellness Awards are accepting applications until November 30, 2020.

Northern Health (NH) and First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) are happy to release the 2020/2021 call for Wellness Grant applications for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities, organizations, and health centers.

These grants, a partnership by the two health authorities to support communities working together to improve health and well-being in Northern BC,  are offering up to a maximum of $5,000. Projects must support community-based initiatives that focus on holistic health and wellness and one of the following priorities:

  1. Cultural safety
  2. Primary care
  3. Mental wellness and substance use
  4. Population and public health: community wellness activities

Preference will be given to projects that:

  • Support collaboration
  • Support health and well-being
  • Build healthy relationships
  • Support capacity building and training

To protect those most vulnerable, and to make sure that our health system is able to care for those who become severely ill, we ask that all projects follow BCCDC COVID-19 health and safety guidelines and provincial health office orders. People are asked to practice common sense approaches to prevent infection and transmission in community settings. When planning an event, keep group sizes small; large gatherings are strongly discouraged. For up-to-date information and guidelines, visit the BCCDC website.

Submission deadline: November 30, 2020

Applicants are encouraged to submit prior to the November 30 deadline. Successful applicants will be notified in December 2020. 

For more information and to submit completed applications via email, mail, or fax, contact Indigenous Health, Northern Health.