Helping Learning Happen

We want to help keep children learning.

Since 2014 the CST Inspired Minds Learning Project has been here to support important learning activities for children and youth in grades K-12. We know the current pandemic has placed immense pressure on the organizations and schools that help our children learn every day.

That’s why the CST Inspired Minds Learning Project is offering $125,000 in total funding to support the inspiring and tremendous efforts organizations and schools are making to fill the education gap across the country. Whether you need funding to run a new learning activity, or simply keep the lights on, we’re here to help. Our aim is to inspire enthusiasm in our children and their learning journey.

Thank you!
Submissions are now closed.  Check back in mid-June to see a list of fund recipients.

How It Works

It doesn’t matter how big or small your funding requirements may be, we want to make sure you can continue to help all children feel inspired by learning. You can apply on behalf of your organization, school or community group. Qualifying organizations can receive up to $5,000 to support their needs. 

Past Funding Recipients

Since 2014, the CST Inspired Minds Learning Project has awarded nearly $700,000 to fund new learning programs and activities for children in communities across Canada. We have supported virtual field trips, science workshops, agricultural and farming education programs, arts and music activities, school playgrounds, co-op and training programs for underprivileged youth, and so much more.

Here is a flavour of some of our past funding recipients.

Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants

How incredible would it be to join an expedition on an active volcano in Italy, or investigate a penguin colony in Antarctica? Tens of thousands of students across Canada and the United States have been able to go on these adventures through online learning with Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants. The program brings science, exploration, adventure and conservation to classrooms and living rooms across Canada with technology and virtual exploration. Learn more here.

Classy Cyborgs

The Classy Cyborgs are teens on a mission to help solve the Braille Literacy crisis. After learning that only 10% of people who are blind worldwide can read Braille, this group of young students decided to create software for children with vision loss and help give them a fun way to learn how to read. The Cyborgs are developing their working prototype and are excited about future development. Learn more here.

Sardis Secondary School Farm

The Sardis Secondary School Farm in Chilliwack, British Columbia empowers young people with hands-on experience and knowledge of local agriculture. Students are taught about food literacy through project-based learning activities. High school students in the program help mentor elementary children as an excitng way to get real life experience and learn from the land. Learn more here.