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Helping Learning Happen

We believe in the power of education and that all children should have access to post-secondary education.

We know that post-secondary aspirations and planning are shaped by the quality of children’s K-12 educational experiences. But the quality of those experiences varies greatly across our country.

That’s why the CST Inspired Minds Learning Project has been around since 2014 supporting important learning activities for children and youth in grades K-12.

Whether you need funding to run a new learning activity, or to continue an existing one, we are here to help learning happen.

Applications for the 2021 Learning Project are now closed. Click here to learn about the projects we are supporting in 2021!


How it works

In 2021, the Learning Project will support activities designed to help K-12 children and youth from lower-income families improve their academic skills and engagement.  Eligible organizations across Canada can receive grants up to $5,000 for their programs.

We’re excited to share that this year we will be providing a total of $160,000 in grants to support at least 30 organizations!

If you are a Canadian not-for-profit organization seeking funding for learning activities, we want to hear from you!

Key Dates

May 4, 2021:  Applications open

June 11, 2021: Applications closed

July 31, 2021: Grantees notified

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • be a not-for-profit organization based in Canada (charitable status not required);
  • intend to use the funding for an eligible program; and
  • use the funds within six months of receipt

The program must:

  • be an academic upskilling or engagement program;
  • for children and/or youth in grades K-12
  • from lower-income families; and
  • take place in Canada.