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Canopy Growth launches $20-million social impact program


December 3, 2019
By Grow Opportunity staff

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Canopy Growth Corporation is looking to invest in Canada’s future through its Tweed Collective program.

Over four years, the cannabis company has committed $20 million towards “social purpose initiatives” across the country in order to help create a greener future and foster stronger communities.

“Tweed Collective is our commitment to building on our legacy of making a positive impact in all the communities we call home,” Chief Advocacy Officer Hilary Black said in a statement. “We believe that cannabis is a force for good and we hope to lead the industry to help solve social issues that are important for Canadians.”

On Dec. 2, Canopy Growth announced an open call to Canadian non-profits, registered charities and business improvement areas to submit their community projects for consideration at tweedcollective.com. The company also announced the first three charities to be funded by the program.

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In Newfoundland and New Brunswick, the Tweed Collective has partnered with John Howard Society’s “A Step Up” program, providing training certifications and employment opportunities for whose impacted by the criminal justice system.

In British Columbia, Earthwise Society’s “Don’t Mow, Grow!” program is receiving funding to encourage local residents to cultivate organic food gardens at home as part of a larger sustainability initiative for the community.

In Ontario, the Tweed Collective is supporting the Laneway Project to transform Toronto laneways into spaces for arts, culture, commerce, recreation and community.

Applications for funding will remain open for organizations nationwide until Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.