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Addictions prevention, mental health grants announced totalling $140,000

['Health Minister John Haggie']
['Health Minister John Haggie']

The province has announced the recipients of 2016-17 community addictions prevention and mental health promotion grants. Approximately $140,000 will be provided to various community organizations.

Thirty-six groups will receive funding for their proposals. This includes $45,211 for three schools in Corner Brook to implement a program to teach emotional competencies and reduce aggression in elementary school-aged children, the Department of Health and Community Services said in a news release.

"This program provides funding to schools, community governments, Indigenous organizations and others with deep roots in the community as this is where addiction prevention and positive mental health begins, said Health Minister John Haggie in the release.

 Four community groups will also receive funding to offer the Strengthening Families Program. Other organizations receiving program funding include the Eating Disorder Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador.



Community Served


Bay St. George Status of Women Council

Stephenville Crossing and surrounding areas


Canadian Cancer Society

Grand Falls-Windsor


Community Youth Network - Corner Brook / Bay of Islands

Corner Brook & Bay of Islands


Community Youth Network - Placentia



Community Youth Network - Southern Avalon

Cape Broyle


Dover & Area Community Family Coalition

Eastport, Gambo, Dover, Hare Bay, New Wes Valley, Centreville


Eating Disorder Foundation of NL

Provincial scope, but applied from St. John's


Ecole CC Loughlin

Corner Brook


Frank Roberts Junior High



Gander Boys and Girls Club



Goose Bay Military Family Resource Center

Happy Valley-Goose Bay


Gros Morne Academy

Rocky Harbour


Jane Collins Academy

Hare Bay


Lakewood Academy



Lewisporte Collegiate



Long Range Academy

Cow Head


MacMorran Community Centre

St. John's


Hopedale Inuit Community Government – Nanuk Community Centre



NunatuKavut Community Council Inc. 

Black Tickle


Parkview Apartments Inc.

Corner Brook


Placentia Area-Cape Shore Community Connections

Placentia area


Planned Parenthood

St. John's


Queen Elizabeth Regional High



Rec House Community Youth Network Inc.

Port aux Basques and surrounding areas


Western Regional Coalition to End Violence

Corner Brook


Richard's Legacy Foundation



Roots of Empathy



Sacred Heart Elementary

Corner Brook


St. Gerard's Elementary

Corner Brook


Swift Current Academy and Tricentia Academy

Arnold's Cove


The SPLASH Centre

Harbour Grace


Tip-A-Vista Wellness Foundation



Trinity Historical Society Inc.

Trinity Bight area


Vanier Elementary

St John's


Wabana Boys and Girls Club

Bell Island


Woodland Elementary







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