Grants for Social Action Projects
        The Manitoba Grants for Innovation in Citizenship Education provides 20 grants of $1,000 to help educators give students opportunities that explore and practice active, democratic citizenship through hands-on activities or projects. The grants encourage schools to develop innovative projects that build citizenship, and support and contribute to best practices in citizenship education.

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        The After School Arts Enrichment Program funds new and existing arts programming designed for students who do not normally have access to arts programs in their community. ``After school`` refers to any instruction or activities occurring during weekday evenings, weekends, in-services, or holidays. Applicants are evaluated against all eligible applications and may receive full or partial funding up to a maximum of $5,000.
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        The Youth Making a Difference Program is a new grant program that provides students and youth, ages 16-24, with a grant of up to $1,000 per proposal to develop and implement social justice and community development projects in their schools and communities.  Examples of eligible projects include: peer tutoring clubs, student developed community events and student workshops, student awareness projects, projects that encourage student voice and hands-on projects that have positive benefits for students and the community. Youth will work together with educators/counsellors or adult supervisors from youth serving organizations to develop the grant proposal that engage students and youth in projects that make a positive difference in their schools and communities.  Educators, counsellors and supervisors will receive the funds and help ensure that the proposed project is implemented and a final report is completed.
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        The Youth Leadership Scholarship provides $500 scholarships to Grade 12 students who have done meaningful leadership and citizenship volunteer activities during the past year that contribute to healthy living in their communities and schools.
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    Other Resources
      • Chris Harbeck's – Making It Interesting Blog - 25 Cents to Make a Difference
        Chris’s 2010 November and December entries talk about his 25 cents to make difference activity. Contact Chris through his blog to join and share ideas, etc.
      • Resources at We Day
        • Under the TEACH tab:
          • Library of Resources – 85 different lesson plans
          • Junior World Changers Kit – resources for introducing elementary students to social justice issues, includes: stories, country guides, teacher guide
          • Global Voices – weekly articles by Craig and Marc Kielburger includes discussions questions, activities and resources to help teachers navigate social justice issues with their students
        • Under the LEARN tab
          • Ask the Professor
          • Issues Backgrounder
          • Change 101
      • Imagine Action
        Teachers can create an account and apply for a grant towards student social action projects. See what other classes are doing across Canada. Watch videos for students explaining how to get involved and show examples.
      • Brush-Out Poverty
        Facilitates an art, culture and social awareness exchange between children in the developed and developing worlds. Raises awareness of African children orphaned due to AIDS. Provides an option of raising funds for orphanages in Africa. All funds raised are directed towards educational materials...i.e school fees, uniforms, books, computers and other basic educational needs. 100% of all proceeds are directed to the African Orphanages involved in Brush Out Poverty.
      • MaththatMatters (book)
        50 lesson plans that explore the links between mathematics and social justice.
      • Population Reference Bureau
        Has lesson plans, resources, and resources for educators. The Population Reference Bureau informs people around the world about population, health, and the environment, and empowers them to use that information to advance the well-being of current and future generations.
      • MyPeg (BETA)
        Peg will provide a way for individuals, community groups and organizations throughout Winnipeg to easily access data, thereby monitoring our progress as a community. This data can further be used to guide decision-making and collective action, thus achieving progress that reflects the users’ values and hopes.

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