Grant Recipient Reports

The CAF is proud to have supported numerous public avalanche safety initiatives since our inception in 1999. Some CAF grant recipients offer their comments on how receiving CAF support has affected them and their communities.



Canadian Avalanche Foundation Announces Grant Recipients for 2011/12 Season

The Board of Directors of the Canadian Avalanche Foundation is pleased to announce its decision to approve funding of more than $135,000 in fiscal year 2011/12, in support of public avalanche safety initiatives. In keeping with the Foundation's mission, funding will be directed towards operational programs, research, and public outreach activities.

This year's granting decisions include:

  • $68,000 to the Canadian Avalanche Centre for ongoing operational support of the daily Public Avalanche Safety Bulletin
  • $20,000 to the Applied Snow & Avalanche Research Chair at the University of Calgary
  • $10,000 to the Centre d'avalanche de La Haute-Gaspésie for ongoing operational support
  • $20,000 to the Canadian Avalanche Centre for start-up funding of a stand-alone Public Avalanche Bulletin for the Purcell Mountains
  • $11,450 to Dr. Pascal Haegeli for statistical analysis of avalanche hazard assessment expertise at the Canadian Avalanche Centre
  • $6,300 to Dr. Keith Nicol for ongoing support to avalanche awareness outreach in Newfoundland

Since its inception in 1999, the Canadian Avalanche Foundation has distributed grants totalling more than 1.2 million dollars. This remarkable achievement is due solely to the generous support of the Foundation's many donors, volunteers & patrons.

Thank you, everyone!

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