We support and promote innovative and evidence-based solutions to address some of our country’s most pressing physical and mental health challenges.

Adolescent Mental Health

Mental health is the fastest growing category of disability costs, including the long term economic costs of health care, disability claims, and lost productivity. Most mental disorders – about 70% - can be diagnosed before age 25, with the onset of most mental health issues occurring in young childhood and adolescence.

Medavie supports initiatives and organizations that improve access to mental health care, services and supports for children, youth, and young adults, ensuring individuals receive the support they need to live productive, fulfilling lives in the community.

When considering applications in support of youth mental health care, services and supports, priority will be given to initiatives that are evidence-based or evidence-informed; and that are tracked in terms of effectiveness in helping individuals address mental health issues.

Post-Traumatic Stress

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental illness that can seriously disrupt a person’s life, for children, youth, and adults. It is estimated that at any given time, one in 10 Canadians is experiencing PTSD, with the prevalence rate of lifetime PTSD at 9.2%.

PTS is often associated with veterans, first responders, and other emergency personnel. Families are key to ensuring people impacted by PTS are well cared for and can play an important role in improving outcomes. Medavie is committed to supporting families of first responders as well as serving and retired members of the Canadian Armed Forces impacted by post-traumatic stress.

Within this core cause, Medavie seeks to support initiatives that focus on first responders and their families, as well as serving or retired members of the Canadian Armed Forces; and that:

  • Increase awareness and understanding of PTS and its impact, and/or
  • Improve access to evidence-based supports and services for those impacted or at-risk of PTS

Healthy Living

It is well recognized that having access to good quality food and active living impact our wellbeing and risk for health problems. Healthy living, for example, can help prevent type 2 diabetes and other chronic conditions.

We believe by supporting initiatives that promote and improve access to good quality food, healthy eating, active living, and physical literacy, we can improve health outcomes for Canadians, in particular those most affected by poverty and food insecurity

Medavie is committed to supporting community-based organizations and initiatives that:

  • Increase access to healthy food through community-based initiatives such as community kitchens/gardens, urban farms, affordable food programs, and/or food skills, education and engagement,
  • Increase active living through strengthened access to recreation spaces, activities, programs, services, equipment and/or other tools/resources

Our Mission is to Improve the Wellbeing of Canadians.

Medavie is a health company that oversees Medavie Blue Cross and Medavie Health Services. Together, we’re bringing Canadians better health and access to care.