Cameco Steps Up for Mental Health
2020 Step Up for Mental Health
The 2020 Step Up for Mental Health run/walk was a virtual event held on Oct. 7-12, 2020. Close to 4,000 people participated from 224 communities, raising more than $380,000 for mental health projects in Saskatchewan.
From this event, the Cameco Fund for Mental Health awarded grants totalling almost $384,000 to 22 projects making a difference for mental health. Ranging from education and training programs to direct support for people struggling with mental health and addictions, these projects will directly benefit 24 Saskatchewan communities as well as organizations that provide province-wide services.
“Mental health touches everyone and with what we’ve gone through in 2020, the need for support is greater than ever,” said Cameco CEO Tim Gitzel. “This grant program won’t solve all of the challenges we face, but we’re pleased to offer a measure of support to the organizations working hard to achieve positive mental health outcomes.”
Learn more and see project summaries at www.stepupsk.ca
How does it work?
Step Up for Mental Health is powered by Cameco in partnership with Brainsport, the Saskatoon Community Foundation and the Saskatchewan Health Authority. Since its inception in 2019, the event has raised almost $784,000 to support mental health in Saskatchewan.
Every dollar of the run/walk entry fees, plus a matching amount from Cameco, is directed to the Cameco Fund for Mental Health established through the Saskatoon Community Foundation. These funds are disbursed annually to organizations undertaking projects that promote or protect mental health.