Wonder+ Cares Healthy Active Kids Grants

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Program Description

The Wonder+ Cares Healthy Active Kids Grant program supports charitable organizations across Canada that are working to increase access to high-quality after-school programming for children in Kindergarten to Grade 8.Our goal with these grants is to increase access to innovative recreational programs that help young Canadians improve their fitness and nutrition levels, connect to their community and develop skills that they will be able to use throughout their lives.

Selection Criteria

Fitness: According to newly released data from the Canadian Health Measures Survey, only 9% of boys and 4% of girls meet the new Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines. The Guidelines state that children and youth should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily.i
Access: Recreational programs that are year-round and enable participation by children in Kindergarten to Grade 8 who otherwise might not have access to programs that improve their physical fitness levels and health due to cost or other barriers. Past examples have included grants to support after-school programming including structured sports, fitness and outdoor education, cooking and nutrition classes.
Diversity: Organizations that provide inclusive recreational programs and engage a variety of ethnocultural communities.
Location: Preference will be given to initiatives that are located in the general vicinity of one of Weston Foods’ operations. These are located in: Delta and Langley, BC; Calgary, AB; Regina, SK; Winnipeg, MB; Brampton, Cobourg, Concord, Etobicoke, Kingston, Kitchener, Mississauga, Sudbury and Toronto, ON; Gatineau, Longeuil, Montmagny, Napierville, and Ste-Foy, PQ; Amherst and Kentville, NS; and Mount Pearl, NL.

Sponsor:

George Weston Limited

Strategies for sustainability

Our community focus at George Weston Limited and Weston Foods concentrates on helping Canadian children to become more healthy and active. We donate to charitable organizations across Canada that are working to increase access to high-quality recreational activities for children in Kindergarten to Grade 8 and those that teach them about healthy nutrition.