2023 Follow-on Funding grants awarded for research on brain diseases of aging

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The Weston Family Foundation invests in innovation and learning to deliver measurable impacts to the well-being of Canadians. We take a collaborative approach to philanthropy, working alongside forward-thinking partners to advance Canada and create lasting benefits.

Our Focus Areas

More than 60 years of philanthropy have taught us that there’s a relationship between healthy people and healthy landscapes.

That’s why we champion world-class health research and innovation with the same passion that we support initiatives that protect and restore biodiversity.

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Healthy Aging

Our Healthy Aging strategy aims to catalyze and scale science-based approaches to significantly improve the health of Canadians.

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Healthy Ecosystems

Our Healthy Ecosystems strategy aims to restore and protect biodiversity on Canada’s wild, agricultural and urban landscapes.

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Special Projects

In addition to our two focus areas, we also fund a number of projects that contribute to a vibrant and resilient Canada.

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A History of Giving

Look back at highlights of more than six decades of giving from the Weston Family Foundation