Halton Learning Foundation – $6,000 (Larger Grant)
The Eliminating Barriers Program (EB Program)
Every student deserves to feel included in school, yet isolation and lack of self-esteem are rooted in poverty. HLF helps. Principals identify students who require basic personal items, clothing/shoes, or wish to participate in extracurricular activities and the Eliminating Barriers program supports these students. Many schools are holding events to mark Canada’s 150th, whether in school or field trips with influential speakers. At least three schools are headed to Ottawa in June to celebrate Canada’s 150th. This grant will support students who do not have the financial resources to participate in the Canada’s 150th events, and newcomers to Canada who are at greater risk. By promoting the values of inclusion and support with families, educators and students, our young people will have the chance to develop into confident, well-educated and healthy individuals who are better prepared for their futures and to contribute to their communities. The $6,000 grant will directly support their program exclusively for activities related to Canada 150 events.