Sponsorship Guidelines & Application

Section A. Applicant Information

Section B. Organization Information

Section C. Community Development

Community Development is a process where community members come together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems. 

Community wellbeing (economic, social, environmental and cultural) often evolves from this type of collective action being taken at a grassroots level.

Section D. Inclusion

Inclusion is involvement and empowerment, where the inherent worth and dignity of all people are recognized. Inclusion  promotes and  sustains a  sense  of belonging; it values and  practices  respect  for the talents, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of living of its community members.

Inclusion includes but is not limited to individuals with disabilities, development of early childhood education,  assistance for new Canadians and in improving lives of vulnerable citizens 

Section E. Leadership Development

Youth leadership is the practice of youth exercising authority over themselves or others. Youth leadership has been  elaborated  upon as a theory of  youth development in which young people gain skills and knowledge necessary to lead civic engagement, education reform and community organizing activities. 

Section F. Healthy Lifestyle

A healthy lifestyle is one which improves physical, mental, and social wellbeing by promoting physical activities, healthy diet and stress management to prevent the development of non-communicable diseases (cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, mental illness, obesity). 

Section G. Increased Physical Activity

According to Health Canada, physical activity helps:

  • healthy growth and development  
  • to prevent chronic diseases like cancer, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease
  • to make us stronger 
  • to give us energy 
  • to decrease stress, and 
  • to prolong independence as we get older
  • strong evidence exists (Centers for Disease Control, USA) that children and adolescents benefit from physical activity through improved cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness, bone health, cardiovascular and metabolic health biomarkers, and favourable body composition. In addition, moderate evidence exists that physical activity reduces symptoms of depression.

Section H. Additional Information