Health

We believe in an evidence-based approach to health care that will lead to more efficient use of resources and greater impact for our communities.

The McCall MacBain Foundation is committed to evidence-based approaches to health and wellbeing. Dr. Marcy McCall MacBain is an academic scholar and teacher in this field.

During our first decade, we focused primarily on maternal health in geographies with the lowest maternal and newborn health outcomes. We supported both on-the-ground initiatives, and research, including the development of potentially lifesaving technologies that could be implemented in low resource contexts. For example, we supported the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences’ Inhaled Oxytocin Project in the development of a novel aerosol delivery system for oxytocin, used to manage complications from excessive bleeding during and after childbirth.

The focus for our second decade is on youth wellbeing. Students enter post-secondary institutions with varying needs, and experience health supports and services differently. Our work aims to understand those diverse needs and experiences.  We fund initiatives that are aimed at better serving these populations.

Knowing that early intervention is an impactful strategy for addressing issues related to mental health, we fund initiatives that promote mental health literacy among high school-aged students, particularly for youth with greater needs or lesser access to mental health resources. Finally, we are particularly interested in the transition from high school to post-secondary education and how to provide students with better support during this transition.

One of our existing grantees within the Health Fund is New Leaf Foundation. We will soon announce new grantees as part of our youth wellbeing strategy. 

Spotlight on Our Grantees

Inhaled Oxytocin Project

The Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences’ Inhaled Oxytocin Project is developing a a novel aerosol delivery system for oxytocin, which is used to manage complications from excessive bleeding during and after childbirth. In its current form, oxytocin can only be...

GVA2 Association

GVA2 Association encourages development, entrepreneurship, town planning, and technology in the region of Grand Geneva, and supports community initiatives, organizations and events in the area. As part of its COVID-19 Pandemic Response Fund, the McCall MacBain...

New Leaf Foundation

The New Leaf Foundation supports the holistic wellbeing of youth in marginalized communities by teaching them mindfulness-based practices to build emotional and mental resilience, self-empowerment and leadership. With the Foundation’s funding, New Leaf runs...