School Health Grant for Youth

Government of Canada

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 to 1 of 3 levels of grant funding ($1500, $2500, $3500). The goal of the grant is to develop youth-driven and youth-inspired initiatives that encourage and promote healthy living in their school. Project initiatives must align with 1 or more of the following PHAC priorities:

  • Reducing substance-related harms
    • Example : Conduct a research project on vaping in your school and how it affects students.
    • Example: Organize a program on preventing and reducing substance-related harms, focused on ensuring the availability of life-saving tools like naloxone kits in your school environment.
  • Healthy eating and nutrition
    • Example: Use Canada’s Food Guide to help you design and implement a food program at your school, such as a school garden or healthy snack pantry.
    • Example: Organize a cooking workshop to increase awareness of healthy eating. Use Canada’s Food Guide to help you decide on the types of meals to cook.
  • Physical activity
    • Example: Organize a “come out and play” intramural sports program.
    • Example: Start an inclusive sports program that is accessible for youth with disabilities.
  • Positive mental health and well-beingFootnote*
    • Example: Start a gender and sexuality alliance to help promote an inclusive school environment.
    • Example: Organize a learning event in your school to promote mindful social media use.

Who can apply

To apply you must:

  • be a youth between the ages of 13-19
  • be a student enrolled in grades 9-12 or in Secondary 3 to 6 in QuebecFootnote**
  • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident in Canada
  • not be a federal government employee at the time of applying

Click on the Learn More link for details on grant opportunities and to apply.

October 25, 2023 Learn More
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