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Rural Healthy Eating Active Living (RHEAL) – Leaders Program

Grants to Yukon Nonprofits, Agencies, Schools, and Individuals
to Promote Healthy and Active Lifestyles in Rural Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Recreation and Parks Association of the Yukon (RPAY)

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Grants of up to $3,000 per program to Yukon nonprofit organizations, municipalities, community associations, schools, First Nations, and individuals to promote active lifestyles and opportunities for physical activity in rural communities. Programs must be led by a qualified local individual. Please note that community programs offered by successful applicants will not replace existing recreational activity, and will instead foster participation in a broader range of active recreation.

Funding can be requested for:
- Preparation, delivery and administrative time with reasonable justification and based on qualifications
- Materials, healthy snacks, supplies, facility rental, with an explanation of need.

A RHEAL Leader Program:
-Expands rural community recreation with new or different opportunities
-Is welcoming, accessible, and inclusive
-Includes opportunities to be physically active and encourages an active lifestyle
-Does not restrict participation because of cost, equipment needs, or transportation.

A RHEAL Leader:
-Has expertise and/or current certification to lead the program
-Uses accepted risk management practices
-In certain cases, has a current Standard First Aid/CPR C certificate and/or a Criminal Record Check on file with RPAY
-Collects participant registrations that include (for adults) a photo release
-Tracks the number of sessions and participants
-Follows Canada’s Food Guides when providing healthy snacks.

Types of RHEAL Leaders:

Community RHEAL Leaders offer programs to the community and may target groups such as pre-schoolers or older adults. Programs are offered at various times and locations between September and April.

Winter Active for Life (WAFL) RHEAL Leaders deliver programs designed to increase participation in outdoor winter activities such as snowshoeing and cross country skiing for residents of rural Yukon and First Nation communities.

After School (ASTP) RHEAL Leaders provide opportunities for children and youth to be physically active during the after school hours of 3:00 to 6:00 PM. Programs may be hosted by recreation departments, a nonprofit group, a First Nation, or an individual.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167586

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $3,000 per program

Term of Contract:

RHEAL Leader programs run between September and April and are offered at least once every week over a minimum of two months.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Individuals or organizations may apply. An organization may be a nonprofit organization, a municipality, a community association, a First Nation, or a school.

Funding is NOT intended:
-For staffing costs related to ongoing roles or responsibilities
-To replace responsibilities of Yukon Sport Governing Bodies
-To enhance PE classes in schools.

Pre-Application Information:

Apply by:
-Fall deadline: Either September 15 (Early-bird) OR October 31
-Winter/Spring deadline: January 26, 2019

Applications will be reviewed within 2 weeks of the deadline and MAY be funded within one month.

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Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Penny Sheardown, Active Living Coordinator

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Yukon