The Aberdeen Health Foundation has announced that applications are now being accepted for its Children’s Aid Society (CAS) Endowment, a fund that supports projects that protect children and helps at-risk families in Pictou County.
Past recipients include Pictou County Early Intervention, Tearmann Society, Kids First, Pictou County Women’s Centre, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Youth Health Centres, and the New Glasgow Academy Natural Playground.
The endowment was created by a gift from The Children’s Aid Society of Pictou County, which operated as a private agency from 1913, until the Province integrated it into the Department of Community Services in 2010. Its Board of Directors wanted to ensure that the numerous donations and bequests they had soundly invested and grown over the last 97 years of private operation would continue to serve the people of Pictou County. They established this fund with the Aberdeen Health Foundation as a way to honour and continue the legacy of the organization in the community.
The endowment provides semi-annual funding opportunities in Pictou County for programs and organizations that support the delivery of health and wellness; provide education for citizens and program leaders in health, wellness, crisis prevention, and intervention; help to alleviate risk and prevent crisis in the home, school and community; and enhance the potential for healthy outcomes for children, youth and families at risk in our community.
Applicants may also apply to the CAS Legacy Fund for capital projects that create a lasting tribute honouring the Children’s Aid Society of Pictou County and the many staff and supporters who endeavoured to protect the rights of children and foster caring environments so children could have the opportunity to flourish.
Click here for the application forms.
More information on project eligibility and application forms are available by contacting Susan Malcolm, Executive Director of the Aberdeen Health Foundation at (902) 752-7600 x. 4600, or by visiting AberdeenHealthFoundation.ca.