Purpose of category:
Grant awards support veterinary programs at Colleges/Schools of Veterinary Medicine that train veterinary students serving a community of need, where a lack of accessible veterinary services has been identified. The community need may be due to a variety of barriers, including but not limited to: language, culture, socioeconomic status, or access to transportation.
Grant closed for 2021
Supporting pets and those who love them has always been the heart of our mission. In 2020, due to the economic impact of the pandemic, pets and their people needed our support more than ever. That is why we granted over $600,000 in 2020 to support those impacted by the Covid-19 crisis in Canada.
As the economic impact of the pandemic continues, we are shifting our grant support to better meet the needs of the communities we serve. In 2021, food insecurity continues to rise at an alarming rate affecting millions of families, and consequently their pets. As a result, we have committed $350,000 to support pets and people facing economic hardship and food insecurity. As we begin a long journey to recovery, our goal is to make the biggest impact in the lives of pets and people in need. To do so, we will continue adapting and evolving our grant programs.