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. Grantees will be announced in the summer.
Please check back in August for more details!
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!
May 4, 2021: Applications open
June 11, 2021: Applications closed
July 31, 2021: Grantees notified
- 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.