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Parents Reaching Out Grants

  • The Ministry of Education has informed the Board that it will be receiving funding under the 2020 - 2021 Priorities and Partnerships Fund for the PRO Grant.  The PRO Grant program provides funding to district school boards and to school authorities to lead projects with a focus on the identification and the removal of barriers that prevent parents and families from participating and from engaging fully in their children's learning;
  • TDSB was allocated $131, 563.00 for projects that demonstrate a commitment to respecting the role of parents in students’ educational experiences. All funds must be spent and reported to the Ministry by August 21, 2021;

Funds will be allocated to support the following initiatives:

  1. School Council Anti-Black Racism, anti-Indigenous and anti-oppression application initiatives ($52,500 @ $1,500/School Council);
  2. Virtual Parent/Caregiver engagement tools and supports ($20,000);
  3. Conversation Series 2.0 - Going Deeper ($35,000);
  4. Enhanced Multi-lingual Supports ($24,063).

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.

Click here to find a listing of approved presenters for your initiatives.

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 and Black;
  • Provide a safe and welcoming school environment;
  • Maintain open communication with teachers;/li>
  • Respect parents as valued partners within the education system in relation to decisions about their child’s education;
  • Project/Initiative must be completed on or before by June 30, 2021.

Eligible Activities/Initiatives

  • Workshops;
  • Training session;
  • Information sessions with guest speakers;
  • Parent Resource Creation;
  • Conversation Circles.

Ineligible Initiatives

  • Student initiatives;
  • Staffing initiatives;
  • Equipment purchases.

Reporting

  • A final report will be required on or before July 6, 2021.

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

Deadline

  • Applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 1, 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.

 

2020 – 2021 PROGrant Application Form

 

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