Cameco Steps Up for Mental Health

Step Up for Mental Health

The 2020 Step Up for Mental Health run/walk, was a virtual event on Oct 7-12, 2020  The 2020 grant program is now open for applications.

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2020 Granting Program

The Cameco Fund for Mental Health, administered by the Saskatoon Community Foundation, is now accepting applications for projects and programs that make a difference for mental health in Saskatchewan.

The 2020 Granting Program will disburse more than $300,000.

  • Applications must be focused on mental health
  • Application process is open to registered charities, qualified donees, non-profits and organized groups
  • Projects must operate in and benefit a community in Saskatchewan

Application timeline:

  • Nov. 6, 2020 at 5 p.m. CST - Application deadline
  • Early December - Announcement of successful applications

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Step Up for Mental Health, powered by Cameco in partnership with Brainsport was a tremendous success in 2019. The inaugural event, held on May 11, 2019, featured two components:

  • A 5K/10K run/walk through Saskatoon’s scenic river valley with live bands, unprecedented course atmosphere and a post-run concert at the Delta Bessborough Gardens
  • An evening of inspiration featuring musicians and celebrities, hosted by #SickNotWeak founder and TSN broadcaster Michael Landsberg.

Quite simply, Step Up for Mental Health is about making a difference for a cause that touches us all. Did you know that 49% of Canadians feel they’ve suffered from anxiety or depression but have never sought help?

How does it work?

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 will be disbursed annually to organizations undertaking projects that promote or protect mental health.

In 2019, $400,000 was raised and distributed to 21 projects in 12 Saskatchewan communities. To learn more, please visit