5G Fund

To the fifth generation and beyond: Engaging younger generations in family philanthropy

In 2015, we reached out to the fifth generation of Lawson family members and invited them to come learn about philanthropy and to roll up their sleeves  and engage in the work of the Foundation.

The result? 5G Fund: Accelerate. A micro-granting program that aims to kick-start ideas that will contribute to the wellbeing of Canadian communities.

In its inaugural year, the 5th Gen decided to focus on youth mental health and awarded 14 micro-grants for a total of $38,800 in support for youth mental health projects across Canada.

Active projects – 5G Fund: Accelerate Stream

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Youth Awareness Power Program (2015-2016)
Alouette Addictions Services
$1,500


The League of Extraordinary Individuals (2015-2016)
Autism Society of Edmonton Area
$3,000


Lights On – Drug and Alcohol Off (2015-2016)
Beaufort-Delta Divisional Education Council
$3,000


Teens2Twenties Support Group (2015-2016)
Bipolar Disorder Society of British Columbia
$3,000


Peer Navigation Program (2015-2016)
Canadian Mental Health Association, Kamloops Branch
$3,000


Peer Support Program (2015-2016)
Catholic Family Services of Hamilton-Wentworth
$3,000


Youth Support Group for Youth with ”Dual Diagnosis” (2015-2016)
Cerebral Palsy Association of British Columbia
$2,800


Parent Information Sessions (2015-2016)
Chances Family Centre
$3,000


Supporting Specialized TCO2 Workshops Designed for Remote and Small Communities (2015-2016)
Children of the Street Society
$3,000


The Heard – Word & Wellness Toolkit (2015-2016)
Family Service Thames Valley
$2,000


GPS and Spectrum Youth Leadership (2015-2016)
Sarnia Lambton Rebound
$3,000


We Are Who We We Are (2015-2016)
Social Planning & Research Council of Hamilton
$3,000


VAFCS Youth Wellness Day (2015-2016)
Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society (VAFCS)
$2,500


Stress Management and Relaxation Techniques (SMART) Youth Program (2015-2016)
Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor Inc.
$3,000

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