Great Big Stories Grant

Through the Great Big Stories (GBS) Program, Frayme is providing grants of up to $15,000 to support a range of diverse organizations from across Canada to capture and share their stories of success. The grant will highlight initiatives and programs that are increasing inclusion, collaboration and equity across diverse social, cultural and geographical contexts.

The application and review process for the program is now complete. We received amazing submissions from a wide range of organizations and partnerships across Canada, all of which were carefully reviewed by a diverse group of youth, family and subject matter experts. The selected recipients will share stories about how their programs use creative approaches to meaningfully engage youth and families, and promote inclusion and equity.

Frayme is thrilled to announce the recipients of the GBS Grants and to help them tell their great big stories.


Talk to Youth Lately (Lookup Theatre)

Greater Toronto Area
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Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) and Alberta Health Services (AHS)

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Adoption Council of Ontario: Never Too Late

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YWCA Hamilton: Speqtrum Storytelling Project

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Northern Lights School Division: Indigenous Spirits

Northern Saskatchewan
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Adoption Council of Canada/ Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

University of Toronto
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Muse Arts: Visual Poetry

Greater Toronto Area
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Le Lab: Centre d’intervention et de prévention en toxicomanie de l'Outaouais (CIPTO)

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Objectives of the Frayme Great Big Stories Grant Program

What’s the purpose of the grants?

The purpose of the granting program is to help organizations capture and promote work being done to encourage equity and include youth/families in creating, designing, and/or refining YMSHU programs and services. The end goal of the grant is to encourage and equip organizations within Frayme’s network to learn from the great work being done and/or scale-up similar programs or initiatives.

How does this grant relate to Frayme’s values?

As an organization, Frayme values reciprocity, equity and meaningful engagement. We are vested in working with organizations to help achieve mutual and sustained benefits. We also focus on ensuring that all persons have an equal chance to be represented, engaged, and heard across all our work and activities, especially those who have been underserved or under-represented. For these reasons (and more), Frayme wants to help support community organizations and initiatives to share their stories about initiatives or unique partnerships that resulted in increasing inclusivity, diversity and equity that have meaningfully engaged youth and families in program design and delivery.


“Significant disparities exist when it comes to equitable, impactful and inclusive services and programs in the youth mental health and substance use sector,” said Shauna MacEachern, Executive Director, Frayme. “The Great Big Stories Grant Program is an opportunity for Frayme to recognize meaningful engagement of youth and family members within the system and help amplify stories about programs that recognize and serve diverse audiences and equity-seeking youth populations. These are voices and stories that need to be heard loud and clear in our system, and Frayme is proud to play a part in helping make that possible.”

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This was made possible thanks to the financial support of Health Canada.


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