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McKesson Foundation launches its 2010-2011 Canadian Regional Grants Program

MONTREAL, October 15, 2010 - The McKesson Foundation today announced the launch of its 2010-2011 Regional Grants Program, a Canada-wide campaign that each year provides a number of non-profit organizations with financial assistance to improve children and youth related health and education.

McKesson Canada would like to encourage the submission of grant applications for one-time specific projects or programs. The Canadian Regional Grants Program typically awards grants that range in size from $2,500 to $25,000.

For more information on the Regional Grants Program or to obtain the application form and selection criteria, please visit: McKesson Foundation

 McKesson Canada cares about the communities in which it operates and is deeply committed to building healthier and stronger communities by making a difference in the lives of children, youth and their families. The Canadian Regional Grants Program awarded close to a total of $200,000 to charities in 2010.

Congratulations to the following 2009-2010 Regional Grant Recipients

  • Discovery House Family Violence Prevention Society ($15,000) - Alberta

  •  EvenStart for Children Foundation of Calgary ($24,675) - Alberta

  •  SOS Children's Village Society BC ($21,800) - British Columbia

  •  Portage Atlantic ($25,000) - New Brunswick

  •  Family Adolescent Straight Talk (FAST) ($14,484) - Ontario

  •  Reaching Our Outdoor Friends (ROOF Agency) ($14,000) - Ontario

  •  Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa ($25,000) - Ontario

  •  Bordeaux-Cartierville Youth Centre ($15,000) - Quebec

  •  CSDM's École secondaire Évangeline ($20,000) - Quebec

  •  Kids Help Phone ($14,700) - Quebec


About the McKesson Foundation

Founded in 1943, the McKesson Foundation is an initiative of McKesson Corporation, based in San Francisco. It is committed to helping children and youth in the communities where McKesson employees work and live. About McKesson Canada

Founded more than 100 years ago, McKesson Canada is dedicated to delivering vital medicines, supplies and information technologies that enable the health care industry to provide patients better, safer care. Our solutions empower pharmacies, manufacturers, hospitals and other health care institutions by enabling them to get closer to the 12 million patients they serve every single day, while contributing to the quality and safety of care in Canada.


For further information:

Danièle Dufour
Director, Corporate Communications
McKesson Canada