News and Updates
March 18, 2019
The Youth Action Grants (YAG) were created by McCreary’s Youth Advisory & Action Council (YAC). The purpose of the YAGs is to provide BC youth (ages 12–19) from school districts that participated in the 2018 BC Adolescent Health Survey the opportunity to deliver a project to improve youth health in their school or community. The 2019 granting cycle is now open. Find out more.
October 10, 2017

Healthy Schools Network Update
HSN School Grants Available Now

Applications for this year's Healthy Schools Network (HSN) Grants are available now and will be accepted from October 9th-November 10th, 2017. This years grants are focusing on a new overarching theme of mental well-being. The focus this year is on Well-Being in a Real-World Context.

The HSN School Grant is a $750 grant opportunity that supports public, First Nations and independent schools to use inquiry-based, whole school approaches to address mental well-being priorities. It provides financial support for schools as they transform the way they address mental well-being across various aspects of the school environment.  Successful applications will have an inquiry focus on the promotion of mental well-being as it relates to students' learning, health and development and will connect their work to two overarching questions:

  • How is it feasible to promote mental well-being through all environments that promote student learning, health, and success?
  • How does mental well-being impact the ‘whole child’?

Preference will be given to applications that address the whole school environment with actions across interrelated learning areas, or that link to community initiatives. Consideration will be given to equitable regional distribution of approved applications across the province.  Due to a finite amount of funding available for school grants, applications will only be accepted from October 9th-November 10th, 2017 through Please note that you will need to set up a free account to submit an application.

If you have applied for an HSN School Grant in the past, we encourage you to apply again this year! Just remember that, in order to apply for a grant, you must post your previous grant’s year-end story on the Healthy Schools BC Stories Map. If you need any support sharing your story, please contact us at

If you have any questions about the HSN or the HSN School Grants, please contact Sonia at 604-681-0600 or at

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Health.

September 12, 2016
The next cycle of IMAGINE Community Grants will be launched on September 19, 2016. These grants are available to Northern, BC communities. Schools are eligible to apply for these grants. Click here for more information about these grants and how to apply.
September 12, 2016
Would you like to use food in your classroom to inspire your students to be healthier eaters? Enhance your teaching—apply for a mini food grant this September!

Every year, the BC Dairy Association awards teachers with Mini Food Grants to purchase food to enhance nutrition education efforts in the classroom. To be eligible for a grant, you must be teaching one of our programs (listed here) this school year. The grants are meant to enrich these programs, many of which come with a beautiful class set of student workbooks!    

It’s wonderful to see how teachers are inspired by our nutrition education programs to find simple, yet creative, ways to encourage students to develop healthier eating habits. Despite teachers using readily available and common foods, many students are trying these foods for the first time in the classroom! During the 2015-2016 school year, the BC Dairy Association gave away 140 Mini Food Grants to teachers in BC.

Answers to the top 10 frequently asked questions about the grants can be found here. The deadline for the first round of grants is October 7, 2016, so apply soon! More Mini Food Grants will be available in January 2017 for those who do not receive a grant during the first round. Contact for further details.

January 7, 2016
From November 12-14, 2015 Farm to School BC had the great fortune of attending the first ever Canadian National School Food conference in Montreal. During the conference, it was announced that Farm to Cafeteria Canada and the Whole Kids Foundation will be launching a new funding opportunity for schools in Canada, supporting the development of Farm to School programs. $450 000 in Farm to School grants will be allocated to schools in Ontario and BC, where Whole Foods currently has stores operating. These grants, valued at up to $10 000 each, will help bring the harvest to schools – engaging students and community in gardening, cooking, preserving, purchasing and serving healthy local food at school.

Farm to School BC is working with Farm to Cafeteria Canada to put the final touches on the Farm to School Grant guidelines. The guidelines and grant application will be found on Farm to Cafeteria Canada’s website soon! Inquiries about this funding opportunity can be directed here.

To stay up to date with new Farm to School resources, tools and funding opportunities for BC schools, please be sure to sign up to receive the quarterly Farm to School BC Newsletter and follow Farm to School BC on Facebook and Twitter.
January 7, 2016
Would you like to use food in your classroom to inspire your students to be healthier eaters? Enhance your teaching—apply for a mini food grant!

Every year, BC Dairy Association awards teachers with mini food grants to purchase food for enhancing nutrition education efforts in the classroom. It’s wonderful to see how teachers find simple, yet creative, ways to inspire students to develop healthier eating habits. Despite teachers using readily available and common foods, many students are trying these foods for the first time in the classroom! In September 2015, we gave away 120 mini food grants to teachers in BC.

Answers to the top 10 frequently asked questions about the grants can be found here. The deadline to apply for the second round of grants is January 27th, 2016. Contact us for further details at
October 1, 2015
Over the past number of years there has been a significant growth of interest in and support for healthy eating and food literacy activities in schools communities across BC. This includes initiatives around nutrition education, school gardens, cooking activities, Farm to School salad bars and much more. Food literacy is defined as having the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to choose, grow, prepare and enjoy food to support one’s health, community, and the environment. Students’ learning is enhanced when learning experiences extend beyond the classroom throughout the school and into the community. Click here to learn more about how the School Food Literacy Capacity Building Initiative Grants will be supporting schools and districts from across BC to foster food literacy in their school communities. 
May 6, 2015
The Canadian Safe School Network has announced a grant opportunity for a publicly-funded school that has demonstrated excellence in the development, creation or promotion of an in-school initiative to counter LGBTQ bullying.  The grant is valued at $2500.

  • Any publicly funded school, elementary or secondary, in Canada (excluding Quebec) is eligible to submit an application.
  • Initiative or extraordinary achievement must have taken place during the 2014/2015 academic year.
  • Initiative must have direct correlation to LGBTQ bullying or LGBTQ inclusion/school safety issues.
  • A representative of the recipient school should ideally be available to attend a 2015/2016 CSSN educational event located closest to the award recipient (Exact date TBD). 

Examples of potential applicable initiatives could include, but not be limited to:
  • Exceptional work by a school-based GSA or organization in the promotion of inclusion and safety for LGBTQ students.
  • Creating a play, presentation, artwork, or video promoting anti-LGBTQ bullying.
All completed applications must be received no later than June 26, 2015.

Click here for more information!

March 12, 2015
The Aboriginal Youth Internship Program (AYIP) will kick off its ninth year in the public service this September. The one-year opportunity – led by the BC Public Service Agency – welcomes exceptional Aboriginal youth under the age of 30, and supports you through:
   - Nine months of work in a ministry.
   - Three months of work at an  Aboriginal organization in BC.

The program is designed to support Aboriginal youth in developing their leadership skills through on-the-job experience, a strong peer network, supportive colleagues, dedicated program employees and AYIP-specific activities.

Click here for more information!
January 26, 2015

Teacher Workshop Spotlight: Healthy Eating

Action Schools! BC Healthy Eating Workshops share ideas for incorporating healthy eating messages into your classroom and school through curriculum-based 20 minute lesson plans. Participating schools will be eligible for the Healthy Eating School Food Grant (up to $300) and complimentary Action Packs filled with resources and equipment. Choose from:

  • 5-2-1-0: Steps to Healthy Living
  • Healthy Eating
  • Veggies and Fruit
  • Sugary Drinks
  • Guidelines Support

Click here for a full description of these and other Action Schools! BC workshops available at no cost to BC K to 7 and middle schools. To book your school’s workshop, email Action Schools! BC.

Teacher Workshop Spotlight: Physical Literacy and Fundamental Movement Skill Development

The Action Schools! BC Physical Literacy and Fundamental Movement Skill Development Workshop focuses on the basics of physical activity and movement. Participants will learn and try easy-to-implement physical activities that emphasize the development of physical literacy and fundamental movement skills, such as jumping, catching, throwing and balance. Resources to support implementation are provided. Click here for a full description of this and other Action Schools! BC workshops available at no cost to BC K to 7 and middle schools. To book your school’s workshop, email Action Schools! BC today!

December 1, 2014

Farm to School BC is pleased to be growing the Farm to School network. Thinking about starting a Farm to School program at your school? You can now submit an application for a grant of up to $4000 to plan and initiate a new program at your school. There are so many great reasons to start a Farm to School program—Farm to School programs bring healthy, local food into schools and provide students with hands-on learning opportunities that foster food literacy, all while strengthening the local food system and enhancing school and community connectedness. Want to learn more?  Grant applications and information can be found here. The deadline for proposals is December 19, 2014.

Fact Sheet
Farm to School BC has recently released a new communications tool, the Farm to School Fact Sheet. Developed in collaboration with Farm to Cafeteria Canada, this new fact sheet helps to frame Farm to School into three core elements: 

  • Healthy, local food
  • Hands-on learning
  • School and community connectedness

Please feel free to print and use the Fact Sheet to support your Farm to School program. Get it here.

Connect with Farm to School BC
Get social and connect with Farm to School BC to keep up to date with amazing resources, news, learning opportunities, funding resources and much more to support you in your Farm to School activities. ‘Like’ and ‘follow’ us on 
Facebook and Twitter to stay updated and to connect with other Farm to School network members. The Farm to School BC network is the place to ask your questions and receive support for your Farm to School program.

September 30, 2014

Congratulations to the six BC schools and districts that have been awarded grants of $5000 in recognition of their excellent work in school connectedness. They are:

• Cariboo-Chilcotin School District (SD 27)
• Centennial Secondary School in Coquitlam, Coquitlam School District (SD 43)
• Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School  (John Field) in Hazelton, Coast Mountains School District (SD 82)
• Maple Creek Middle School in Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam School District (SD 43)
• Montecito Elementary School in Burnaby, Burnaby School  District (SD 41)
• Okanagan Skaha School District (SD 67)

Selected from 113 applications submitted from across the Province, these schools and districts have demonstrated success using strong school connectedness practice over a number of years.

School Connectedness is about creating a school community where everyone feels safe, seen, heard, supported, significant and cared for.

The grants, sponsored by DASH BC and the BC School Centred Mental Health Coalition, will provide opportunities for BC schools and districts to learn from, and be inspired by the experience of these leaders in school connectedness. 

The grant evaluation team was impressed by the quality and range of the many applications received. Applications were submitted from First Nations schools, independent schools, and 40 different school districts. Three districts (Coquitlam, Surrey and Vancouver) had 10 or more submissions! The dedication and effort of BC school communities to improve school connectedness is remarkable.

Next to family nurturing, school connectedness is the most important protective factor in a young person’s life. –  Dan Reist, Centre for Addictions Research of BC

Many schools’ interest in school connectedness is fueled by their knowledge that the most important protective factor for young people, other than a nurturing family, is the connection to their school. Students who feel connected to their school are more likely to have better academic achievement, including higher grades and test scores, have better school attendance, and stay in school longer (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014).  They are also less likely to use substances, exhibit emotional distress, experience suicidal thoughts, attempt suicide, or be involved in fighting, bullying, or vandalism. By working on connectedness, schools are setting students up for success – in school and in life.

The range of practices and strategies described in the school connectedness grant applications served as a reminder that there isn’t just one “right” way to improve school connectedness. Some of the approaches that are proving successful for schools and districts focus on students’ passions, project-based learning, school gardens, peer mentoring, strengthening connections to families and the community, transitioning to high school, Aboriginal students, and English Language Learners.  Despite the differences in approaches, there are common threads: fostering caring relationships between and among students and staff; empowering students; and engaging families and communities.

The School Connectedness Grant recipients will be reflecting on their school connectedness practices, and sharing their experiences and with other BC school communities. Watch for updates on the Healthy Schools BC website in the coming months.

June 12, 2014
There is only 1 week left to join The Play Exchange, an online challenge that will feature your ideas and projects for inspiring a more active, healthier Canada. Your idea or project could receive an investment of up to $1 million!

By entering this challenge you’ll be joining a community of Canadians that are promoting healthy living across the country. You could be selected as one of 6 finalists who will each receive mentoring and support from LIFT Philanthropy Partners, valued at $30,000 to develop a strategic business plan for your idea. The top entrant will be eligible to receive up to $1 million from the Government of Canada to support the implementation of their project.

The Play Exchange is funded, in part, by the Government of Canada and supported by Canadian Tire, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and LIFT Philanthropy Partners.

To learn more, visit and follow the competition on Twitter using the hashtag #PlayExchange.

June 2, 2014

New IMAGINE Legacy Grants available now!

Northern Health is pleased to launch a new season of grant funding opportunities that will help improve the health and well-being of those living, working, learning and playing in northern B.C.

From February 13 to March 1, 2015, Prince George and northern British Columbia will be host to the 2015 Canada Winter Games. Northern B.C. communities are presented with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to leverage the positive impact of the Games in fostering a sustainable legacy of increased health and wellness for northerners that lasts beyond the two-week event. We hope that the Games will inspire and motivate communities, schools, organizations and individuals of all ages to take action towards efforts to improve health through physical activity.

Click here for more information.

April 14, 2014
Many schools and districts are taking action on improving schools connectedness; embracing the research confirming that students who feel connected to their school are more likely to have better academic achievement and stay in school longer.

Five $5,000 grants are available for the 2014 15 school year for schools/districts working on school connectedness and demonstrating positive results. The funding is intended to support the selected school communities’ efforts to share their story. The deadline for applications is 5pm, May 16, 2014.

Find out more about the grant hereComplete the grant application here.

These grants are part of the School Connectedness Capacity Building Initiative, co-sponsored by DASH BC and the BC School Centred Mental Health Coalition.

April 3, 2014
The Youth Action Grants (YAG) are a project of the McCreary Youth Advisory & Action Council (YAC). The YAGs were created to provide BC youth (ages 12-19) from school districts that participated in the 2013 BC Adolescent Health Survey, the opportunity to deliver a project which aims to improve youth health in their school or community.

Click here for more information!
November 25, 2013

The Healthy Communities Capacity Building Grants for Local Governments provide support local governments to engage in the development of healthy community partnerships, and to build their capacity for healthy community leadership and action. 

The overarching goal of the Healthy Communities Capacity Building Grants is to increase capacity at the local government level to create environments that enable people to live healthier lives. The program supports local government learning about the community context for health, partnership development between sectors, and collaborative priority setting and action for health in local planning and policy.

Round 2 applications open November 26!

November 19, 2013
The Networks of Inquiry and Innovation (NOII) and the Aboriginal Enhancement Schools Network (AESN)'s inquiry opportunity deadline is November 30, 2013.

See the below guides for more information:
NOII Inquiry Guide
AESN Inquiry Opportunities

The submission templates can be found on the NOII/AESN website here.
September 22, 2013
Get involved by planning and registering your own B.C. Try-It Day event to take place between November 23-30. Give the people in your community the opportunity to experience a new sport and your organization could be eligible for up to $300 in support through the B.C. Try-it Days Grants. 

Deadline for applications is Monday, October 14th 2013.

For more information, please click here.
September 22, 2013
These grants are open to all community partners, including Northern groups/organizations, schools or districts. If you have great idea for a health promotion or prevention project within Northern BC, we invite you to apply for funding now. These projects will support the health and wellness of Northerners - where they live, work, learn and play.

Applications are accepted between September 16th-October 11th, 2013. 
For more information, please click here.
August 13, 2013
PHE Canada's Health Promoting School Funding Opportunities

"A Health Promoting School promotes a culture of wellness among all members: students, staff, administration, parents, and community partners.  Together, the school community implements plans to create an environment that supports healthy choices among its members.  

If your school believes in the philosophy of HPS and would value from implementing HPS initiatives, PHE Canada may support your efforts with funding.  We challenge your school to come up with an initiative that promotes HPS ideals and positively influences your entire school community." 

Applications are NOW being accepted, please click here to access the funding criteria.
Deadline to apply is October 25th, 2013!
May 22, 2013
The Lifesaving Society's Canadian Swim-to-Survive Standard defines the essential minimum skills required to survive an unexpected fall into deep water. The Society recognizes that there is a wide range of aquatic training well beyond this minimum.

What is a Swim to Survive School Program grant?

A Swim to Survive grant may only be used to help provide a minimum of 3 in-water Swim to Survive lessons to Grade 3 children within an elementary school program, during school hours. Grant funds may be used to help defray the costs of:
  • transporting students between school and pool
  • instructor costs
For more information about this grant and how to apply, please click here to visit their website.
May 22, 2013
Sunrise Soya Foods has announced that they will be donating Super Squeezies, a non-dairy pudding product, to schools around Metro Vancouver. 

They’re looking for schools that showcase the principle of putting ‘goodness first.’  Whether it’s through healthy cafeteria programs, annual sports meets and tournaments, or even wellness-related fundraising events.

If you’re a student, parent or teacher, and you think that your school is setting a great example for encouraging healthy eating and lifestyle choices, apply to be a part of this program. Sunrise could reward you with a FREE supply of their dairy-free pudding tubes, Super Squeezies!

For more information, please visit their website
April 15, 2013
For the first time ever, the Hands-On Cook-Off contest is coming to schools across BC with a special category for youth.

Here's how it works...
Anyone in BC can enter. Simply team up with a friend or family member aged 18 & under and create a short (3 minute or less) video that shows how to make one of your favourite recipes (breakfast, pizza, salad, snack, dessert - you decide!). See contest site for sample videos.

Prizes to be won...
Prizes include a $750 gift card to the Apple Store and up to $500 to donate to your school or youth program. Se full list of prizes on the contest site. 

Enter any time through the month of May.
Contest deadline is June 2nd, 2013.

For more information, please visit their website
April 8, 2013
The S'Cool Life Fund believes that every student in a public elementary school should be provided with opportunities that make school life exciting, interesting and most importantly, FUN!

Since launching in 2005, the S’Cool Life Fund has provided grants for 746 D.R.E.A.M.S. (Drama, Recreation, Extra-Curricular, Arts, Music, or Sports) projects across the country worth over $2 MILLION helping to make school life more enjoyable for thousands of public elementary school kids (K-8).

Applications for the 2012-2013 school year are now being accepted until May 15th, 2013!

For more information or to retrieve the application form, please click here to be redirected to their website.
April 8, 2013
For more than 30 years, the Artists in Education (AIE) funding program has supported the arts in schools right across BC by providing matching funds for performances. AIE has introduced hundreds of thousands of children and youth to traditional and cultural events in a multidisciplinary range of dance, theatre, music, literary, media and visual arts.

The Artists in Education grant is designed to support a wide range of professional arts activities throughout all of BC’s districts and associations. Open to all BC School Districts, the Federation of Independent School Associations and the First Nations Schools Association, the annual allocation of funding is determined through a formula based on the number of schools, number of students and a distance code assigned to each district or association.

Please note: only one application per school district is accepted. Only district representatives may apply. For more information, click here to contact them. 

Deadline to apply is May 17th, 2013!

To visit their website, please click here

April 5, 2013
Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds helps schools create outdoor classrooms to provide students with a healthy place to play, learn and develop a genuine respect for nature.

Amount offered: $500–$3,500 for schools, $500–$2,000 for daycares.

Applications for the 2012–2013 funding program will be accepted on 4 intake dates throughout the school year:
  • September 21, 2012 – for schools that have completed their design process and are ready to plant in the fall
  • November 16, 2012 – for schools that have completed the design process and need planning time for their spring plant date
  • March 1, 2013 – for spring plantings
  • May 31, 2013 – for late spring/early summer or early fall plantings
Eligibility: Schools applying for funding must have school grounds that are:
  • on school board property
  • publicly accessible (greater community included) outside of school hours
  • publicly funded (i.e. non-tuition based)
For more information on eligible expenses, grant recipient responsibilities and how to apply, please click here to be redirected to their website. 
April 5, 2013
ArtStarts has a long history of bringing professional artists into classrooms across BC through the Artists in the Classroom* (AIC) grant program. This program supports projects that put students in direct contact with a professional artist in their classroom and aim to enhance the teaching of curricula through a wide variety of artist media, from painting and poetry to dance and drama.

Deadline to apply is June 7th and October 4th, 2013!

For more information, please click here to be redirected to their website. 
April 5, 2013
In general, Vancouver Foundation supports growth and innovation through project-based grants for new initiatives that:
1. are community self-directed
  • demonstrate commitment from applicants and their partners
  • link to the organizations’ mandates and strategic plans
  • build upon community strengths
  • show evidence of collaboration with others in the same field
  • are funded by 50% or more from other sources
  • involve those affected by the proposal in the development, implementation and evaluation of the proposal
  • use, enhance, mobilize or expand the skills, capacities and assets of local people and communities
2. lead to measurable and sustainable impact
  • are likely to be effective and to serve as a model for others
  • address root causes
  • respond to identified needs and priorities
  • show evidence of significant, appropriate and local support
  • provide realistic plans for longer-term funding, if the project will be ongoing
Vancouver Foundation will consider requests for multi-year funding for initiatives or activities that may take longer than one year to fully develop, and/or to achieve/document results that are meaningful, or to build sustainability. Applications of this nature should generally not exceed a three-year time frame.

For more information about these grant opportunities, please click here.
For information on grant application deadlines, please click here
April 5, 2013
Cherniavsky's "Mr. Music" Fund offers matching grants of up to $500 to assist schools in purchasing tickets for students to attend a wide range of classical and traditional music, opera, or ballet. Sponsored by the Cherniavsky Junior Club for the Performing Arts Society, the funding program was named after an endowment created by Jan Cherniavsky, a world-renowned classical pianist.

Each year, ArtStarts receives more applications than can be funded. As a result, grants are awarded through a lottery system. Successful applicants are notified within three weeks of the deadline.

**Please note that in-school performances and workshops do not qualify for this funding. For more information, please click here to contact them.

The deadline to apply is October 10th, 2013!
March 27, 2013
The Arts in Education Council of BC Fund offers small grants or awards to pay the fees of teachers, artists or other individuals presenting workshops, clinics or seminars designed to increase the appreciation of the arts and professional development of teachers in BC schools.

Small grants of up to $500 are awarded to organizations to assist in the presentation of professional development workshops, clinics or seminars designed to increase the appreciation of the arts for teachers in BC schools especially at the elementary level.

Deadlines are: April 5th and October 4th, 2013!

Application process:

  • There are two application intakes per year: April and October (see deadlines in sidebar).    
  • Applications must be submitted before the deadline using the form provided. 
  • Grants are distributed by lottery.A maximum of one application per organization per intake can be submitted.
  • A maximum of one successful application per year per organization will be granted.
  • Eligible expenses include: materials, supplies, professional fees, or transportation costs for professional development workshops.
This fund is a legacy of the Arts in Education Council of BC (AIECBC). ArtStarts hopes to honour the work of the AIECBC through the life of this fund.

For more information and to get your copy of the application form, please visit their website
March 20, 2013
WWF is pleased to recognize all of the recipients of the Green CommUnity School Grants Program. 179 projects are now under way across the country. These projects represent everything the Green CommUnity Program is looking for: 
  • reduced impact on the environment
  • positive solutions and leadership
  • connecting children with nature
  • inspiration for students and communities to take action
The innovative and educational projects these grants support demonstrate how we can all have a positive impact on our environment when we work together. Thanks to the generous support of Loblaw Companies Limited, these schools have each received up to $5,000 to complete their projects. To date, WWF has provided $600,000 in grants to school groups, helping kick off real long term change.

Applications for the spring program are now being accepted. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 at 3:00pm EST

For more information, to view previous winners and to apply: please visit their website
March 18, 2013
The Healthy Communities Capacity Building Fund provides small grants (up to maximum $5000 per community) to support local governments to engage in the development of healthy community partnerships and to build their capacity for healthy community leadership and action. 

Funding permitting, applications will be accepted and reviewed on a continuous intake basis up until June 30, 2013. Eligible activities must take place before March 31, 2014. 

 For more information and to download the application guide and form, please click here to go to their website. 
March 13, 2013
Vancity has announced their new 2013 enviroFund Grants

This year Vancity is granting $1,000,000 through the enviroFund™ program to initiatives that will support an ecologically sound, viable and resilient local food system. In 2013, $750,000 will support community initiatives, with grants up to $75,000. The remaining $250,000 will support the sustainability of farmers’ market throughout the region through a grant program managed by the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets. This kicks off a new 5-year enviroFund program supporting the development of a sustainable and resilient local food system.

Please visit their website for more information on how to access this funding opportunity.

Their Letter of Intent deadline is March 22nd, 2013!
March 13, 2013
WITS Youth Action Grant supplies funding for WITS-inspired Bullying Prevention Project

The WITS Programs aim to prevent bullying by bringing together a community of people working to make a difference. 

Youth are an important part of that community. That’s why WITS developed Share Your WITS Youth Action Grants. These grants offer funding of up to $500 to support youth involvement in bullying prevention. Using their creativity and unique talents, grant recipients will develop projects to share their understanding of bullying and help children use their WITS! 

For more information and to access the application form, click here
February 28, 2013
In the fall of 2012, public and First Nations schools across BC were given the opportunity to apply for a salad bar equipment grant. BC Agriculture in the Classroom and the Public Health Association of BC are pleased to announce that all the schools who applied for the grant received funding to start or supplement a salad bar program.

To see a list of grant recipients, please visit the Farm to School website here

For more information on salad bar programs or other Farm to School programs, please contact Brenda Kent at or go to the Farm to School website here.
February 6, 2013
The next ParticipACTION Teen Challenge funding deadlines are February 15th, 2013 and March 15th, 2013!

Community Host Organizations (CHOs) are eligible for funding of up to $250 to support a one-time event and up to $500 to support an ongoing program, or challenge (at least 30 minutes, once a week, for 4 weeks or longer) where youth (13-19 years) are engaged in physical activity. Funds can be used to support facility use, transportation costs, nutrition, coaching or equipment.

To apply, click here and click on the "Apply Now" button to begin the application process.

The funding application can only be accessed through the "Create Your Own Challenge" link once you register as a Community Host Organization on the ParticipACTION Teen Challenge website.

Be sure to select that funding is required on the 2nd question in the challenge form to automatically receive access to the funding application. Multiple funding applications from CHOs are welcome, provided the applications are for different programs.

For a LIMITED TIME ONLY, CHOs are welcome to apply for funding of up to $1000 for program that demonstrate a greater community outreach for impact.

For more information, e-mail Connie Mah or call (604)629-0965 ext. 258

January 25, 2013
RBC is inviting schools to apply for its 2013-14 After School Project grants.
Applications are now available online.

Grants of up to $40,000 are provided by the RBC Foundation to programs in at-risk or undeserved areas.

The grants are awarded by regional community panels made up of experts in the fields of youth and education. Each organization must offer structured, supervised activities in an environment that provides what RBC has termed the three S's: safety, social skills and self-esteem.

The deadline for funding applications is March 15 and grant recipients will be advised by June 3.

To qualify for a grant, after-school programs should offer structured, supervised activities five days a week and include a variety of programs, such as computer instruction, sports, literacy, music and art lessons, nutrition guidance, and help with homework.

To learn more, or to apply, please click here.
December 6, 2012

Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE) is offering funding support for schools who are interested in implementing health promoting school initiatives. PHE Canada is challenging schools to come up with an idea that will channel physical activity, healthy eating, and overall healthy living from schools to home life, and the school community. Successful applicants will be rewarded with grants between $500.00 to $1000.00.

Deadline for applications: December 21st, 2012

For more information, please visit the PHE Canada website here.