A message from our Board of Directors regarding COVID-19

Our Foundation is committed to supporting our grantees during this stressful and uncertain time. Please be assured that we have the capacity to honour all of our granting programs, and individual payments will be processed as scheduled. Our program directors will work with grantees to be as flexible as possible regarding reporting and deliverables as they face disruptions over the coming weeks.

We have extended our upcoming calls for proposals to allow grantees more time to prepare their materials. Current program deadlines will be extended by four weeks, and upcoming programs will not be launched until June. More details will be communicated as we continue to assess and determine the best timelines for current and potential grantees.

The Foundation team will continue to work remotely until further notice; everyone is available by email and our office phone lines are forwarded to our cell phones. If you are unsure of who to contact, please email foundation@westonfoundation.ca and we will direct your inquiry.

As the situation is evolving rapidly, we are committed to being helpful collaborators as we adapt to the new realities. We understand that there will be short-term needs, but we will also look to how we can support the longer-term needs of our grantees and all Canadians as our nation recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.