The Canadian Skin Patient Alliance (CSPA) has allocated funds to support upcoming outreach activities of our Affiliate Members. Eligible projects include but are not limited to websites, pamphlets, newsletters and endeavours that serve to raise visibility or awareness. The CSPA supports these initiatives as part of its mandate to raise awareness of skin diseases, conditions and traumas for all Canadians, and to assist organizations who can provide targeted support for specific needs and populations.

About Tanny Nadon: In 2016, the dermatology community mourned the loss of Tanny Nadon. She was an inaugural member of the CSPA Board of Directors and a founding member of the Alberta Society of Melanoma, which became an Affiliate Member of the CSPA. The CSPA Board is proud to name this grant in Tanny’s honour.

Application guidelines:

  • All CSPA Affiliate Members are eligible to apply for a Tanny Nadon Affiliate Grant.
  • Deadline for applications is by 5:00 p.m. EDT on April 1st and October 1st of each year (NB – there are two separate review cycles each year).
  • The maximum amount of any single grant will be $3,000.
  • CSPA will provide a maximum of $6,000 per calendar year for this program.
  • All applications will be assessed based on individual merit, though some priority will be given to applications from Affiliate Members who have not previously benefited from this program.
  • Affiliate Members who have benefited from this program can reapply 12 months following receipt of a grant.
  • The grants will be announced within 8-12 weeks following each deadline date.

Terms of receiving a CSPA Affiliate Grant:

  • Values and principles of the project must be in line with those of the CSPA.
  • Projects and initiatives must be in the future (exception: updates to website or documentation).
  • The project activities should not involve advertising or promotion of a specific product or company.
  • If treatment options are mentioned, they must be referred to as part of a drug class or type of product (vs. brand name), unless all brand names of a drug class are mentioned without bias.
  • There should be no recommendations for treatments, other than suggesting that readers consult a health care provider.
  • Where possible, outreach should be conducted in both official languages.
  • All aspects of the project should adhere to the highest ethical standards.
  • The winning organization must credit the CSPA as a financial supporter of the project.
  • Sign-off prior to launch or printing is required if any project materials or documents will include the CSPA logo.

For more information about the Tanny Nadon Affiliate Grant, please contact Mary Pagnotta, Stakeholder Relations & Fundraising Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Past Winners:

2020 - October Canadian Alopecia Areata Foundation (CANAAF)
2020 - April DEBRA Canada
2019 - October Canadian Burn Survivors Community
2019 - April The Alberta Society of Melanoma
2018 - October

Canadian Alopecia Areata Foundation (CANAAF) 

2018 - April

Scleroderma Society of Canada

2017 - October

Canadian Skin Cancer Foundation

2017 - April

Canadian Burn Survivors Community 

2016 - October

Save Your Skin

2016 - April

Scleroderma Association of BC.

2015 - October

Canadian Skin Cancer Foundation



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