In 2013, IODE Canada will award the IODE 100th Anniversary Grant valued at $25,000 to an agency or individual developing programs or research to prevent and alleviate child abuse and neglect.
This will be the 7th grant awarded. The 100th Anniversary Grant program was created in June 2000 to celebrate IODE’s 100th Anniversary. Funds to create this program were raised by IODE members across Canada as a gift to benefit Canada’s children.
Winners to date have been agencies introducing new, innovative programs. The programs have been impressive. They include: the mentorship of first-time adolescent mothers at risk of isolation; teaching primary school age children about safe and caring relationships; assistance for families with behavioural challenging children; head-start programs specifically for children in high risk situations in need of stimulating, enriching experiences vital to their healthy growth; education and drop in centres to assist parents and family of LGBTQ.
Once again, the application for the grant, now being circulated, will be accepted from 01 September until 31 October 2012. The winner will be announced on IODE Founders Day in February 2013. The application is available on the IODE website at www.iode.ca or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proudly, IODE continues to protect and encourage children so that every child may reach their potential.
IODE Canada is a national women’s charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals through education support, community service and citizenship programs.
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