The COVID-19 pandemic has spawned a new mental health crisis in Saskatchewan. Concerns over personal and loved ones’ health, anxiety around employment and finances, and loneliness stemming from social isolation has had severe impacts on youth, adults, and seniors alike.
In 2021, insurance brokers are committed to doing their part to make a difference. The #BrokersCare Campaign for Mental Health is a yearlong initiative of the Insurance Brokers Association of Saskatchewan (IBAS), presented in partnership with Wawanesa Insurance, dedicated entirely to raising funds and awareness to support improved mental health outcomes.
100% of all proceeds from the campaign go directly to fund grassroots mental health projects in communities throughout the province.
What groups are eligible to receive grant funding?
Registered charities, not-for-profits, community organizations, and educational institutions (including K – 12 and post-secondary schools) are eligible to apply.
How much funding can organizations apply for?
Eligible organizations may apply for one-time grants between $100 – $10,000. While each application will be adjudicated thoroughly on its merit, due to the exceptionally high volume and quality of applications, modest and well-articulated funding requests have a higher probability of success.
What types of projects are eligible?
The sky is the limit! We are willing to consider any project or initiative that meaningfully supports mental wellness and improved mental health outcomes in Saskatchewan communities. Submissions will be evaluated based on demonstrated need, impact, and capacity to execute. Funding must be directly used to offset expenses incurred in the 2021 calendar year. It cannot be used to cover capital projects, existing staff salaries, or costs accrued prior to the submission of your application.
When are applications open?
The availability of grants is limited to the success of fundraising efforts to-date. Therefore, the application window will open and close periodically throughout the year. We are currently accepting applications with project start dates on or after July 1, 2021. All projects must be completed on or prior to December 31, 2021.
How can I apply?
E-mail email@example.com to request a digital funding application.
To date, the #BrokersCare campaign has provided funding to 16 organizations, totaling $65,853:
- Carmichael Outreach ($500)
- SJHL & Its 12 Member Team Communities ($6,000)
- Chief Red Bear Children's Lodge ($7,500 + $7,500 Matching Donation)
- Journey to Hope ($700)
- FeSKival ($2,500)
- PJ Gillen School ($935)
- Melfort Youth Evolution / North East Outreach and Support Services ($2,220)
- Saskatoon Industry Education Council ($7,151)
- Mobile Crisis Services – Crisis Suicide Helpline ($5,000)
- The Do More Ag Foundation ($5,000)
- Hospitality Saskatchewan ($9,100)
- Westcliffe Community School ($1,332)
- Queen City United Soccer Club ($1,250)
- Sask Girls United ($1,900)
- Envision Counselling and Support Centre Inc. ($2,800)
- Canadian Mental Health Association ($4,465)
The 2021 IBAS Charity Campaign is proudly coordinated by the volunteer members of the IBAS Emerging Brokers Council.
#BrokersCare Resources & Media
Webinar: Mental Health & Your Workplace
Past Charity Campaigns
2020: STARS Air Ambulance ($52,500 raised)