The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation

Established in 1937, the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation engages Canadians in building a more innovative, inclusive, sustainable, and resilient society.


The wellbeing of our young people is critical to our shared future, not only because one in five may deal with mental illness, but also because happy, healthy and well-prepared children and youth are essential to a thriving society. Given the amount of time young people spend in school, and the link between wellbeing and achievement, schools are an ideal setting for advancing wellbeing.