Within the area of Youth Mental Health, our goal is to increase access to community-based mental health supports and services with a focus on counselling and therapy delivered by mental health professionals to address the range of mental health symptoms and challenges an individual youth may experience.

To be considered for Youth Mental Health funding, the organization/initiative must meet the following criteria:

  • serve a region in which Medavie has operations (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • applicant organization must be a community-based non-profit
  • demonstrate strong organizational financial management and governance
  • individuals benefiting from the support are between the ages of 12 – 25 years old
  • funds will be used primarily in support of counselling / therapy services by licensed mental health care professionals (e.g., psychologists, counsellors, therapists) at no cost to the young person receiving care
  • services available across the population of a community OR focused on a group of young people who are at disproportionate risk of mental health challenges and face systemic barriers to mental health care
  • services address the range of possible individual mental health challenges and symptoms (e.g., anxiety, depression, or other mental health conditions or need)
  • evaluation of service delivery outcomes that includes tracking of usage as well as clinical outcomes (i.e., change or maintenance of symptoms)

Want to see what one of our Youth Mental Health partnerships is like? Read about our connection with our Youth Mental Health partners.

Questions? Visit the FAQ page.


Apply for funding

Step 1: Complete the eligibility quiz below to determine if your healthy food initiative is a potential fit with the funding criteria.

Step 2: If there seems to be a fit with the criteria, you will be able to download the expression of interest form and instructions for next steps.

Is your organization and its activities located in one or more of the following regions where Medavie operates: Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador?

Is your organization a registered charity or other qualified donee with Canada Revenue Agency OR are you a community-based non-profit group that can receive funding through a partnership with registered charity or other qualified donee?

Will the people accessing mental health services through this funding be between the ages of 12 and 25 years old?

Will the requested funds be used to help young people address any of the range of mental health challenges experienced across the population (e.g., anxiety, depression, or other mental health condition), as early as possible?

Will the requested funds be used primarily in support of delivering counselling/therapy services by licensed mental health professionals (e.g., psychologists, counsellors, therapists)?

Will the services be available for all young people across a population (e.g., town/city, province, region); OR for a community of young people who are at significantly disproportionate risk of mental health challenges and also face barriers to mental health care?

Does your evaluation framework include tracking of clinical outcomes of the mental health counselling therapy as well as usage?


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