Into the Greenbelt - Boys and Girls Club of Canada

Park People is engaging children, youth and families from Boys and Girls Clubs across the Greater Golden Horseshoe to visit the Greenbelt and enjoy and learn about the benefits and beauty of our natural systems and protected spaces through fun and educational day trips.

Feb 06, 2020   •   Grant, Livable Communities

Park People

parkpeople.ca

$21,000 (over 6 months)

Grant Stream: Resilient Greenbelt

Grant Approved: June 10, 2019

Through the Greenbelt Foundation’s Into the Greenbelt program, Park People are engaging children, youth, and families from Boys and Girls Clubs across the Greater Golden Horseshoe on fun and educational day trips. By providing 25 bursaries per year to eligible groups, this program is helping underwrite the travel and programming costs of enriching excursions into Greenbelt natural areas on the outskirts of Canada's most developed region. The program will directly connect over 1,000 children, youth, newcomers, and other underserved groups, living in urban centres, to the Greenbelt to learn about the benefits and beauty of our natural systems and protected spaces. These trips are intended to meaningfully connect participants to nature by engaging them in outdoor recreation and nature-based learning experiences. The project will conclude with the creation of four new Greenbelt itineraries.

Park People is helping children, youth, and families from Boys and Girls Clubs visit Ontario's Greenbelt, and learn about the benefits and beauty of our natural systems and protected spaces.