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Children’s Aid Society Endowment

Promoting Healthy Outcomes for Children and Families in Pictou County

2018 Application Forms & Criteria Now Available for Download

Round 2 Application Deadline: October 15, 2018

Approximately $30,000 is currently available; historically, shared among several projects.


The Children’s Aid Society (CAS) Endowment funds projects that protect children, and enhance services and supports for families in Pictou County. The Aberdeen Health Foundation has announced Round 2 funding for 2018. Details below.

Dancing, singing, and laughter are all part of Autism Pictou County’s music therapy program, funded by the Aberdeen Health Foundation’s CAS Endowment. Music therapy is an effective way to reinforce positive and productive behaviours in children on the autism spectrum.


The Aberdeen Health Foundation is now accepting applications for the Children’s Aid Society (CAS) Endowment. The deadline is October 15.

Funding is open to community organizations and programs that are seeking to create transformational change in terms of their capacity to foster healthy outcomes for children, youth, and families in Pictou County.

Projects that qualify include innovative programs, and training opportunities or workshops that help staff and volunteers build skills and increase impact. For this funding cycle, preference will be given to projects that particularly bolster and enhance mental health outcomes.

Now in its sixth year, nearly $400,000 in CAS funding has flowed into the community. $30,000 in funding is currently available; historically, this is shared among several projects. Only registered charities and qualified donees are eligible. Classroom-based school programs and capital projects such as buildings, parks, and playgrounds, are not eligible. However, student-led projects are welcome.

Past Recipients

2016 Recipients

2015 Recipients Profiles: Maranatha Bible Church/Community Cupboard Garden, Summer Street, New Glasgow Academy, Kids First, HCRS

November 2014

June 2014