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School Council Grants

School Council Anti-Oppression, Anti-Black Racism, Anti-Indigenous Application 

School Councils may submit one request for supports up to $1,500 to support initiatives/activities that engage parents/caregivers (including virtual), and builds School Councils’ capacity around Human Rights, Equity, Anti-Racism, Anti-Indigenous and Anti-Black Racism. School Councils may collaborate and submit one application; however, allocation will remain at a maximum of $1,500 per school. 

Eligibility 

Projects/Initiatives will be required to: 

  • Demonstrate a commitment to respecting the role of parents/caregivers in students’ educational experiences by working with parents/caregivers, particularly racialized parents/caregivers, Elders and School Council members 
  • Include strategies for connecting, supporting, and engaging racialized parents/caregivers, particularly parents who identify as Indigenous or Black in School Council and School  
  • Provide a safe and welcoming school environment 
  • Maintain open communication with teachers 
  • Respect parents as valued partners within the education system in relation to decisions about their child’s education 
  • Projects must be completed between September 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022. Any funds not spent by June 30, 2022, must be returned to the Ministry. 

Eligible Activities/Initiatives 

Activities may include but are not limited to: 

  • Workshops 
  • Training session 
  • Information sessions with guest speakers 
  • Parent Resource Creation 
  • Conversation Circles 
  • Artistic evenings expressions  

Ineligible Initiatives 

  • Student initiatives 
  • Staffing initiatives (appreciation, payment for presentations, etc.) 
  • Equipment purchases 
  • Previous year expenditures 

Outcomes

  • Racialized parents are aware of and supported to take on leadership opportunities in their school and board community 
  • Parents have improved experiences of a welcoming school where parents’ perspectives are encouraged, valued, and heard  
  • Parents are more involved in their local school environment and child’s education  
  • Parents experience fewer barriers to participation in their child’s learning 
  • Parents understand how to address local needs and systemic barriers in the school community 
  • Parents relate to each other and with members of their community 

Reporting 

  • A final report will be required on or before June 30, 2022. 

    NOTE: Any unused funds will be returned to the Board.     

Deadline 

  • Applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 3, 2021.  
  • Applications must be submitted virtually using the application and submission form and platform.  No hard copies will be accepted.   
  • Applications will be reviewed and will be approved upon a first come first served basis.  Please apply early, funds are limited.

Information to consider for PRO Grant Applications: 

Equity Policy – P037 

Human Rights Policy – P031 

Parent Engagement – P023 

 

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