Youth Program News

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Fundraising Resources for Teachers and Schools

TIP: Organize Your Own School Fundraising Activity

Some teachers have reported that they have organized specific fundraisers dedicated to bringing a Wordfest author to their school. They have shared their successful fundraisers with us in the following PDF.

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Along with some fundraising ideas teachers and parents shared with us over the years, you will find below links to various organizations that may provide new avenues for the financing of school projects.

Activities: S’Cool Life Fund!

Since launching in 2005, the S’Cool Life Fund has provided grants for 975 D.R.E.A.M.S. (Drama, Recreation, Extra-Curricular, Arts, Music, or Sports) projects across the country worth almost $2.6 MILLION, helping to make school life more enjoyable for thousands of public elementary school kids (K-8). Applications for the 2015-2016 school year from December 1st 2015 until January 31, 2016. More information…

Activities: Girls In Motion: Grant Opportunities

Girls in Motion is a “girl-friendly” program that provides high-quality recreational, sport/physical activity programs specifically for girls ages 10-14 in Alberta. Girls in Motion programs are community run and organized and are made to order based on the needs of individual communities. More information…

Field trip; nature: Go Grants

These grants provide support for projects that bring classrooms outdoors and funding to help students discover the outdoors. More information…

Field trip; Nature: The Nature Calgary Education Grant

The Nature Calgary Education Grant is to support schools in the City of Calgary who would like to receive financial aid for a project that teaches students to appreciate, observe, study and respect nature and the outdoors in Calgary and area. More information…

Leadership: The Seminar on the United Nations and International Affairs – SUNIA

SUNIA is a week-long summer program for high school students that runs every August at the Goldeye Centre in the Rocky Mountains near Nordegg, Alberta, Canada. “An invaluable opportunity for young students to gain first-hand and realistic experience in the area of international affairs and United Nations activities.” More information…

Literacy: Indigo Love of Reading Foundation

Do you think your school could be an Indigo Love of Reading Foundation school? The only way to find out is to apply! Qualifying schools are those that are challenged by socio-economic factors that put their children at higher risk.

Literacy: Indigo Love of Reading Foundation

Do you think your school could be an Indigo Love of Reading Foundation school? The only way to find out is to apply! Qualifying schools are those that are challenged by socio-economic factors that put their children at higher risk. More information…

Nutrition: Breakfast for Learning

Breakfast for Learning is committed to helping start and sustain child nutrition programs, ensuring that students are well nourished and ready to learn. More information…

Nutrition: President’s Choice Children’s Charity

Whether it’s providing support to children with special needs or ensuring hungry tummies are filled with nutritious food, President’s Choice Children’s Charity want to make sure kids have every opportunity to live to their full potential. 2 streams: special needs assistance & Childhood Nutrition Program. More information…

Projects: Aviva Community fund

Submit your idea online, promote it like crazy and encourage everyone in your community to vote for it. The 15 ideas that receive the most votes in each of the two funding levels (five from each of the three idea categories) will become finalists. The top 30 finalists will be then be reviewed by the Aviva Community Fund panel of judges. More information…

Projects: RBC

RBC supports a wide range of initiatives that help children and youth realize their potential. See RBC Kids Pledge, RBC Blue Water Project, Financial literacy, Footprint reduction and more. More information…

Projects: RBC After School Project

RBC wants the learning to continue after the school bell rings. Since 1999, RBC has committed millions of dollars to after school programs across Canada that provide a safe environment where kids can develop social skills and self-esteem. More information…

Projects: Saputo

Since 1954, it has been important for Saputo to give back to the communities which have supported us and helped us flourish. More information…

Projects: TD Friends of the environment foundation

From in-class environmental education and field trips, to outdoor classrooms and nature schools, there is a full spectrum of opportunities and methodologies to educate and engage children in and with the environment. More information…

Project; Disability: GoodLife Kids Foundation

The GoodLife Kids Foundation is currently only accepting requests for funding for inclusive physical activity programs for children with special needs. Next application deadlines are February 19, 2016 – April 15, 2016. Though our Grant Program currently focuses on supporting specialized programs, we continue to provide opportunities for every Canadian kid to live a fit and healthy good life through our new School Program. More information…

Projects; Nature: Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds School Ground Greening Grants

The Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds program helps schools create outdoor classrooms to provide students with a healthy place to play, learn and develop a genuine respect for nature. Amount offered: Up to $3,500 for public schools and daycares located on school Board/District property. Applications for the 2015–2016 funding cycle accepted on 3 intake dates throughout the school year; Next intake: Monday, March 28, 2016. More information…

Technology: Best Buy School Grants

Having the latest in computers and digital devices helps keep students motivated and allows them to stay competitive as they move towards post-secondary education. The Best Buy School Tech Grants program exists to equip Canadian students with the right technology to keep them inspired, motivated and empowered as they learn and grow. More information…

Resources to check in the future

Some organizations have suspended their grant programs at the moment. But it does not hurt to check their website at a later stage just in case the programs are re-activated.

HBC Local History Grant Program

Grants up to an amount of $1000 are available to spark new initiatives that promote greater public awareness of Canadian history, particularly among young people. Eligible projects could include the creation of a website; the establishment of a walking tour; a lecture series; an in – schools program; or public exhibit of documents and artifacts. More information…

Canada Post Community Foundation

The Foundation will fund projects that support three primary focus areas—community, education and health. Funding will be allocated to projects that will generate maximum impact, creating lasting change for children and youth (up to the age of 21) – The 2015 Canada Post Community Foundation grant application process is closed. More information…

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