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School Nutrition Grant and Special Needs Grant

Grants to Canada Schools for Nutrition Programs and
Grants to Families to Assist Children with Disabilities

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President’s Choice Children’s Charity (PCCC)

Deadline Date:

06/30/17 - Deadline for School Nutrition Grant applications; applications for Special Needs Grants are accepted on an ongoing basis


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Grants to Canada schools to enhance nutrition programs so that children and youth may achieve their full potential. Funding is also available to families of children with disabilities who require financial assistance. Applications may be submitted for the following two programs:

School Nutrition Grant:

The President’s Choice Children’s Charity School Nutrition Grant provides funding to educate and empower communities to deliver school-based student nutrition programs across Canada, helping children and youth realize their full potential in life.

School Nutrition Grants are administered directly by President’s Choice Children’s Charity and may be used to purchase food, equipment and supplies. Grants are intended to supplement the funding of existing programs, allowing for higher quality, more sustainable programing.

Special Needs Grants:

PCCC receives applications from families whose children have been diagnosed with a range of disabilities including cerebral palsy, autism, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida and various developmental delays. Applicants can request direct financial support.

The aim of this program is to remove some of the obstacles that make everyday living extremely difficult and make it easier for the child or family to cope with the disability. PCCC provides direct financial assistance in the purchase of mobility equipment, wheelchair accessible modifications physical therapy and more.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181659

Term of Contract:

Special Needs Grants: Funding approval is valid for 6 months from date of approval.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

School Nutrition Grants: School Nutrition Grants are available for school-based nutrition programs.

Special Needs Grants:

To be considered a candidate for assistance, applicants must meet the following criteria:
-Child (18 and under)
-Diagnosed with a physical or developmental disability
-Household annual income $70,000 or less
-Must be a Canadian citizen and / or have a permanent resident status

Please note, PCCC currently does not fund:

-Auditory Processing Disorder
-Cystic Fibrosis
-Developmental Delay
-Developmental Coordination Disorder
-Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder
-Expressive/Receptive Language Delay
-Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
-Learning Disability
-Mood Disorders
-Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
-Reactive Attachment Disorder
-Speech Apraxia/Delay

-Lipid Replacement Therapy
-Hemispheric Integration Therapy
-Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
-Osteopathy and Neuro-Functional Reorganization Therapy
-Music Therapy

-Vail Beds
-Swimming Pools
-Hot Tubs
-Smart Vest
-Oxygen Pumps
-Feeding Pumps


Pre-Application Information:

School Nutrition Grants. The application period is May 8 - June 30.

Special Needs Grants: The Application for Financial Assistance form must be submitted and approved prior to the equipment being ordered, purchased or services/programs received.

Summer camp applications were accepted until May 1. Applications for camp must be received and approved before child attends camp. Please note that payment is made to the vendor not the family.

Contact Information:

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

Apply for a School Nutrition Grant:

Mail your Special Needs Grant application to:

For Ontario, Western & Atlantic Canada:
President’s Choice Children’s Charity
1 President’s Choice Circle
Brampton, ON L6Y 5S5

For Quebec:
Fondation pour les enfants le Choix du Président
400 Sainte-Croix Avenue
Ville Saint-Laurent, QC H4N 3L4

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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