Moya Greene, President of Canada Post, today announced the formation of the Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health. The Foundation, which will be administered by an independent board of experts in the area of mental health, will receive funds raised by Canada Post and its employees, as well as by others, and direct the money to where it will do the most good for those directly affected by mental illness.
As a first step in its fundraising efforts, Canada Post also announced a new commemorative permanent stamp supporting Mental Health. The stamp will carry a 10-cent donation, with that entire amount being directed to the Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health. The stamp will be issued on October 6, 2008 to coincide with Mental Illness Awareness Week.