School Health Grant for Youth

From: Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)

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Youth Grant Poster (PDF, 2.42 MB)

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Grant opportunity for youth. Apply now for the School Health Grant for Youth. Up to $1500. Are you a Canadian youth aged 13 to 19? In grades 9 to 12 (Secondary 3-6 in Quebec)? Passionate about healthy living? Youth-led projects must focus on one of the following:

  • Positive mental health and well-being
  • Reducing substance-related harms
  • Healthy eating and nutrition
  • Physical activity
Apply Now! (PDF, 1.15 MB)

Please be aware that it may take approximately 2 months after the close of the solicitation for approved youth applicants to receive their grant funding. Therefore, ensure that the activities outlined in your Application do not begin within the next 2 months, and plan your activities accordingly.

The School Health Grant for Youth provides Canadian youth, ages 13 to 19 and enrolled in grades 9 to 12 or Secondary 3 to 6 in Quebec, the opportunity to apply for up to $1500 of grant funding. The goal of the grant is to empower youth to develop their own initiatives that encourage and promote healthy living in their schools and communities.

Projects must match up with PHAC's mandate and encourage healthy living by teaching participants about important topics, sharing resources and information, and helping participants develop healthy skills. Plus, they should focus on 1 of the following priorities:

Note: For this cycle of grant funding, projects which aim to build knowledge, understanding, and coping skills among your peers to address the mental health challenges arising from events in Canada and around the world are welcomed.

Who can apply

To apply you must:

How to apply

  1. Read and review the Youth Grant Applicant Guide.
  2. Download and complete the Youth Grant Application.
  3. Send your completed Application to school.health.grant-subvention.sante.scolaire@phac-aspc.gc.ca.
  4. For guidance, assistance and ideas, please feel free to review our Youth Grant Q&A and examples of previous projects.

For more information:

Application deadline & timeframe

We are currently accepting Applications until Monday, April 15, 2024 (5:00p.m. EDT).

You can only submit 1 proposal per Call for Applications. Additionally, students from the same school are not allowed to submit duplicate proposals; each proposal must be unique.

Please be aware that it may take approximately 2 months after the close of the solicitation for approved youth applicants to receive their grant funding. Therefore, ensure that the activities outlined in your application do not begin within the next 2 months, and plan your activities accordingly.

The Youth Policy and Partnerships Unit (YPPU) will review applications and communicate decisions directly to applicants via email and provide information on next steps. Successful applicants will be asked to complete their project and submit a Project Report by August 31, 2024.

Contact us

For more information about the School Health Grant for Youth, or if you have additional questions (or just need a helping hand), contact us at school.health.grant-subvention.sante.scolaire@phac-aspc.gc.ca.

Previously funded youth projects

Positive mental health and well-being

Reducing substance-related harms

Healthy eating and nutrition

Physical activity

Information and additional services:

To learn more about education, training, jobs, volunteer work and opportunities to make your voice heard check out Youth in Canada.

Stakeholders are encouraged to visit our toolkit for social media and promotional resources for the School Health Grant for Youth.

Footnote *

Only some schools offer Secondary 6 in Quebec. Students enrolled in Collège d'enseignement général et professionnel (Cégep) are not eligible.

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