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Active Transportation Challenge

Grants to Canada Non-Profits & Schools
to Encourage Teenagers to Walk or Bike

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ParticipACTION Teen Challenge

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Grants of up to $3,000 to Canada community-based non-profits and schools to develop and implement events or programs for teens that encourages the use of active transportation. Funding will be given to programs that motivate teens to get to and from places on their own steam and inspire others to incorporate active transportation into everyday life by educating peers and creating opportunities for easy, safe active transportation.

Community organizations can apply for grants up to $500 to assist with their active transportation event or program. Grant recipients will be eligible to receive an additional $3,000 by reporting their efforts.

Possible Projects for Schools:
-Encourage active transportation to and from school every day
-Identify safe routes and share with students and staff
-Provide signage with detailed distances and approximate travel times in the area
-Purchase necessary equipment to make active transportation easier (i.e. bike racks)
-Rally students to participate in a walk to school or bike to school day
-Organize a bike club and plan rides, workshops, and events to get support and encourage your peers to ride
-Implement a ‘bike share’ program
-Develop a reward program, where those who use active transportation to get to and from school are recognized for their effort
-Facilitate workshops on cycling skills, safety, route-planning and cyclist rights and responsibilities
-Develop educational materials to share with school mates

Possible Projects for Organizations:
-Identify safe routes and provide enough bike racks
-Provide signage with detailed distances and approximate travel times in the area
-Purchase necessary equipment to make active transportation easier (i.e. bike racks)
-Organize a bike club and plan rides, workshops, and events to get support and encourage your people to ride
-Implement a ‘bike share’ program
-Develop a reward program, where those who use active transportation to get to and from your location are recognized for their effort (i.e. reduction in program fees)
-Facilitate workshops on cycling skills, safety, route-planning and cyclist rights and responsibilities

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148755

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $500. One recipient will receive an additional $2,500.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

If you work or volunteer for a not-for-profit organization that can provide teen programming - including schools, community centers, after-school groups, or drop-in centers - you can register to be part of the ParticipACTION Teen Challenge.

Pre-Application Information:

Registered Organizations: If your organization is registered with the Teen Challenge program, simply sign in and apply for a grant online. If you are not yet registered, simply register your organization and then apply for a grant online. Note: you must include ‘Active Transportation Challenge’ in the title to be identified as an applicant for this special funding opportunity. Learn more about applying for a Teen Challenge grant.

Register online here:

Once you’ve been awarded an Active Transportation Challenge grant, you’re invited to post photos/videos and information about your challenge on the Teen Challenge Facebook page:

A panel consisting of ParticipACTION and Coca-Cola Canada representatives will then decide on the community host that has the most unique and engaging program/initiative and that organization will receive an additional $2,500 to go towards active transportation efforts.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

General Contact:

Contact your Provincial/Territorial Coordinator if you have any questions:

Allison Pratley

PH: 780-638-2915
FAX: 780-451-7915
11759 Groat Road
Edmonton, AB
T5M 3K6

British Columbia
Connie Mah

PH: 604-629-0965 x258
FAX: 604-629-2651
#301-470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC
V6C 1V5

Roy Mulligan

PH: 204-925-5767
FAX: 204-925-5703
317-145 Pacific Ave
Winnipeg, MB
R3B 2Z6

New Brunswick
Michaela Allaby

PH: 504-459-1929 x4
FAX: 506-450-6066
55 Whiting Road, Unit 34
Fredericton, NB
E3B 5Y5

Newfoundland and Labrador
Ashley Mercer

PH: 709-729-0980
FAX: 709-729-3814
1296A Kenmount Road
Paradise, NL
A1L 1N3

Nova Scotia
Colleen MacDonald

PH: 902-425-1128
FAX: 902-422-8201
309-5516 Spring Garden Rd
Halifax, NS
B3J 1G6

Northwest Territories
Spider Jones

PH: 867-669-8329
FAX: 867-669-8327
4908 – 49 Street, 3rd floor, Don Cooper Building, Box 11089
Yellowknife, NT
X1A 3X7

Dawn Currie

PH: 613-876-0491
PO Box 1510
Iqualuit, NU
X0A 0H0

Vanessa Smit

PH: 416-913-1461
77 Bloor Street West, Suite 1205
Toronto, ON
M5S 1M2

Prince Edward Island
Beth Grant

PH: 902-892-6445
FAX: 902-368-4548
40 Enman Crescent
Charlottetown, PE
C1E 1E6

Guillaume Morin

PH: 514-360-1595
5199 Sherbrooke est, bureau 3699
Montréal, QC
H1T 3X2

Tanya Murphy

PH: 306-780-9219
FAX: 306-780-9257
#100 - 1445 Park Street
Regina, SK
S4N 4C5

Jenyfer Neumann

PH: 867-393-3618
FAX: 867-668-2455
509 Hanson Street
Whitehorse, YT
Y1A 1Y9

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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