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Wellness grants to assist 23 community groups in P.E.I.

The P.E.I. government is offering two grants for community wellness programs.
The provincial Wellness Grant Program will assist 23 community groups promoting wellness and helping Islanders live healthy this year. - 123RF Stock Photo

The provincial Wellness Grant Program will assist 23 community groups promoting wellness and helping Islanders live healthy this year.

The program offers $50,000 annually to support community-led wellness initiatives in five priority areas: living tobacco free; being physically active and reducing sedentary time; healthy eating; consuming alcohol responsibly; and promoting mental health.


Community Catalyst Grant recipients

  • 24 Strong, Boys and Girls Club of Montague
  • Brackley Friendship Group
  • Canadian National Institute for the Blind
  • Le Groupe consultatif communautaire Évangéline
  • Island Trails
  • Kensington Senior Surfers’ Club
  • PEERS Alliance
  • P.E.I. Lung Association
  • The Rural Municipalities of Breadalbane, North Shore Community and St. Peter’s Bay
  • Tignish Member Relations 
  • Tignish Recreation
  • The towns of Borden-Carleton and Stratford
  • Wild Child P.E.I.

The grants allow communities and partners more creativity in promoting wellness and this year has a wide range of programs receiving grants, said Health and Wellness Minister James Aylward in a press release on Jan. 15.

“The work our community partners do to improve the wellness of people across the province makes a real difference in the health of Islanders and we want to continue to work together and support these important initiatives.”

This year, the program was split into two different funding streams, increasing accessibility: a Community Catalyst Grant and a Health Promotion Impact Grant.


Health Promotion Impact Grant recipients

  • Abegweit First Nation Wellness Centre
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • Holland College
  • P.E.I. Lung Association
  • Wild Child P.E.I.

The Boy and Girls Club of Charlottetown was one of the groups to receive a Health Promotion Impact Grant for their YOUth Belong Here inclusion program. It will be free to youth aged 12 to 15 in the Charlottetown area and runs once a week from 6-8 p.m. during the 2019-2020 school year.

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