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Roots and Shoots - Animals, People, and the Environment (A.P.E.) Fund

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The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada

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Grants of up to $1,000 to Canada youth-led groups for projects that address issues of sustainability. Applicants must complete registration prior to submitting an application. Projects must fall into one of the following focus areas: climate change, environmental inequity, and biodiversity loss.

All Roots & Shoots Projects:

  • Are youth-led (can be guided by an adult champion).
  • Address sustainability issues and make a difference for animals, people, and our environment.
  • Encourage knowledge, compassion & action through our 4 Roots & Shoots steps: 1.Engage & Inspire 2. Observe & Map 3.Take Action 4. Celebrate Impact.
  • Align with one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. While you are encouraged to consider these when applying, they do not need to be self-identified. The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada team will make the connection as applications are reviewed for funding.
  • Are committed to gaining a better understanding of the diversity of Indigeneity across Canada, and learning more about the importance of Indigenous Perspectives, especially in climate action. JGIC will be releasing a new Curriculum Guide on this subject early in 2022, in addition to highlighting the important work of our Indigenous partners.
  • Non-Indigenous Roots & Shoots participants are ecnouraged to learn more about the traditional territories on which they go to school, work and live. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 163700

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $1,000.

Term of Contract:

Projects must be completed by June 15th 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

You are eligible to apply if:
- You’re a member of Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Canada.
- Your project must take place in Canada. If you are from a different country please contact your local Roots & Shoots group.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline is November 30th, 2021.

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

Apply online:

Jen Duffy, Manager of Roots & Shoots Canada

the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada
c/o University of Toronto Mailroom
563 Spadina Crescent, Toronto, ON M5S 2J7
Toll-free 1-888-88-CHIMP (24467)

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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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