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Health Canada launches awareness campaign grant program

Health Canada of Ottawa has announced a new program that will fund micro-grants for cannabis and vaping awareness initiatives. The grants are intended to fund local public education projects that will raise awareness of the health effects associated with the use of cannabis or vaping products. The three-year, $600,000 fund will be operated by Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program. Canadians over the age of 16, not-for-profit organizations and community-based organizations can apply for funds of up to $1,000 to support such public education projects.

“Ensuring that Canadians are aware of the health effects of cannabis use and vaping is key to helping to reduce the harms associated with these activities,” said Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor. “I am pleased that our government is offering these micro-grants to help Canadians take action within their communities. Armed with factual information from a source they trust, Canadians can make informed decisions and lead healthier lives.”

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