Legacy Funds

The Legacy Fund Program is undergoing a review and is Temporarily Unavailable.

Through donations and contributions to PHE Canada, we are able to solicit and accept funding and project applications from individuals and groups that meet our Legacy Funds Program Guidelines and requirements as laid out in the Legacy Funds Program Application.

Funds are provided to individuals and groups that demonstrate their initiative’s needs, values, and potential impact on increasing quality physical and health education available to Canadian children and youth. 

In making its decisions, PHE Canada relies on the expert advice of its Legacy Fund Committee. The Legacy Fund Committee is composed of volunteers who have extensive experience and knowledge in their field, as well as having an understanding of the current needs for the sector. Guided by the association’s priorities and other criteria, such as that described in the Legacy Funds Program Assessment Rubric, the Legacy Fund Committee evaluates and selects successful applications.

Funding Areas

Funds being offered by PHE Canada are to focus on three specific areas:

  • Legacy Fund – Broad in scope with a national focus, funds are provided in support of efforts to advocate for quality physical and health education programs offered in Health Promoting Schools, which is the mission of PHE Canada, such as government relations activities, advocacy events and parliamentary forums.

    Initiatives may include: developing events that draw attention and focus to quality physical and health education programming in schools across Canada; implementing activities to enhance government relations; producing national resources, both written and multi-media, that contribute to physical and health education in schools; and school-based research projects.

  • Future Leaders Fund – Specific in scope, funds are provided to individuals and initiatives that develop our profession’s next generation of leaders. This area provides students and recent* graduates with the opportunity to further enhance their knowledge through professional development and obtain practical experience in the physical and/or health education field (e.g., physical education, physical activity, dance, recreation, outdoor education, sport management, kinesiology, health education, health promotion and applied health sciences).

    * Within two (2) years of completing their undergraduate degree/diploma.

    This area also provides financial assistance to mentors and leaders in the field for knowledge transfer at PHE Canada’s Future Leaders initiatives.

    Initiatives may include: attending and/or participating in a professional conference; offset expenses for an internship/apprenticeship at the PHE Canada National Office; and producing resources, both written and multi-media, that contribute to the development of leaders in the physical and/or health education field.

    This fund was created in honour of Dr. Thomas Bedecki, Executive Director of the association from 1980-1991.

  • Dance Education Fund – Specific in scope, funds are provided to individuals and initiatives that enhance and further develop creative dance opportunities for children across Canada. This area promotes the importance of dance education and builds the knowledge base and support for educators in the pursuit of excellence in dance.

    Initiatives may include: attending and/or participating and/or presenting at a dance focused conference; producing resources, both written and multi-media, that contribute to dance education; and dance research projects.

    This fund was created in honour of Sheila Stanley, a Canadian pioneer in children’s dance and physical education.

Donate Now

Please support our efforts by making a lasting gift to strengthen physical and health education programs that are available to all Canadian children and youth!
 

The Legacy Fund Program is undergoing a review and is Temporarily Unavailable.

 

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