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Rural Healthy Eating Active Living (RHEAL) – Leaders Program

Grants to Yukon Organizations 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 organizations and individuals to promote active lifestyles and offer physical activity opportunities in rural communities. Programs must be led by a qualified local individual. Please note that these programs are not intended to replace existing recreation, but are meant to encourage participation in a broader range of active recreation.

The program covers expenses such as an honorarium for the leader’s time, materials, supplies, healthy snacks, and/or facility rental.

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

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.

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 15

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

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