Grant Story

Brittany Kinchen: 2016 Vital People Award

Brittany Kinchen is a Wish Coordinator with the Make-a-Wish Foundation. She is responsible for interacting with wish families, health professionals, donors and suppliers in the effective coordination...

Breaking down Barriers to Care: Transforming the System Response to Mental Health

In order to create change we must do things that have never been done before. We must embrace uncertainty and think outside of the box. This is exactly what Family Service Thames Valley is doing with...

Hoarding Support Services Network reduces risk of homelessness through cross-sector collaboration

Hoarding is a serious mental health issue that hides behind closed doors in our community. Often invisible to outsiders, hoarding is a mental health disorder that can significantly compromise one’s...

London Community Woodshop Fosters a Sense of Belonging through Woodworking

Feeling a sense of belonging can have a powerful impact on our day-to-day lives. It’s a human need that allows us to value life, cultivate positive feelings, and instills within us a sense of self-...

Youth City: Empowering Youth with a Bright Future

For many youth in London, the Boys and Girls Club is a place of opportunity, acceptance, and hope. For years, the Club has offered accessible recreational programming giving youth access to...

Brandon and Carlie: Rainbow Youth Leadership Recipients 2016

On Saturday, July 16, 2016, London Community Foundation and Pride London teamed up once again to present the Rainbow Youth Leadership Bursary. In previous years, this bursary went to only one youth,...

Mental health at all ages: Construction and Validation of the interRAI 0-3

Merrymount Family Support and Crisis Centre & Western University: $167,000 over 2 years

Dianne Pearce: 2015 Vital People Award Recipient

Dianne Pearce, Curator of Public Programs, Museum London

Jocelyn Goldhawk: 2015 Vital People Award Recipient

Jocelyn Goldhawk, Program Instructor, SARI Therapeutic Riding

Misha Medeiros: 2015 Vital People Award Recipient

Misha Medeiros, Wish Coordinator, Make-A-Wish Southwestern Ontario As a Wish Coordinator, Misha is responsible for interacting with Wish Families, health professionals, donors and suppliers in the...