$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.