School Grants - Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation

Supporting Saskatoon Public schools with extra funding.

Grants were created to provide Saskatoon Public Schools with the opportunity to apply for additional funding for unique programs that will offer enhanced educational opportunities for students. Add some extra text at the end.

Over $256,500 given to public schools & education centres in Saskatoon

ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY

Programs of Excellence Grants


Financial supports for schools to test or scale innovative ideas and creative solutions that address challenges and opportunities impacting students.

  • Grants are available up to $5,000 per project
  • All Saskatoon Public Schools are eligible 
  • Focus on innovative and supplemental projects

Applications are now closed for 2020-21 grant program

Grant applications should align with one or more of the following priorities of Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation:

Empowering InnovationAccelerating creativity in education and inspiring new opportunities for learning.
Healthy Active SchoolsLearning environments that promote physical activity, nutrition, and wellness.
LiteracyEssential skills that help us understand, contribute and belong to our communities. This broad definition includes numeracy and other fundamental skills.

Application deadline was September 24th. Stay tuned for the results to revealed in early October!

School Grant Success Stories

Programs and schools that received grants for the 2019-20 school year.

Robotic Arm Program

Aden Bowman Collegiate

  • Empowering Innovation

The purchase of a large-scale robotic arm for use by the Computer Science and Robotics students, as well as those in the Drafting program. The project brings together theory in the areas of physics, engineering and design, 3D modeling, coding, electronics and art and would provide a resource that could be used in a variety of contexts in the school in future years.

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Indigenous Wearable Art Class

Bedford Road Collegiate

  • Empowering Innovation

An adaption of Clothing 10/30 curriculum that would be updated to include a culturally responsive Indigenous “Wearable Art Class” that is driven by TRC and Following their Voices. Skills would be shared and strengethened through teachings, hands on activities and stories.

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Student Wellness & Brain Actived Movement

Brevoort Park School

  • Healthy Active Schools

Transform an unused space into an engaging way to help students self-regulate throughout the day and take movement breaks to activate their brains and bodies for learning.

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Land-Based Learning through Indigenous Culture

Chief Whitecap School

  • Healthy Active Schools

Making of Northern Spirit Flutes, double balls and sticks in preparation of a 30 team double ball tournament for grades 7 and 8 Saskatoon and Whitecap students to showcase First Nations Culture in the way of traditional teachings.

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Indigenous Cultural Arts & Languages

First Nation, Inuit & Metis Unit

  • Literacy

The Indigenous Art, Song, and Dance Instructional Program provides instruction on many aspects of Indigenous culture and arts for both elementary and high school students. This year, they are planning to include language learning into the regular programming, including Dakota, Dene, as well as Cree and Michif.

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Pathways to Wellness

Greystone Heights School

  • Healthy Active Schools

Creation of Pathways for Wellness through implementation of sensory pathways in hallways and boot rooms, engaging students in promoting self-regulation and physical literacy.

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Eyelearn and Communicate Project

Brevoort Park School

  • Empowering Innovation

The purpose of the EyeLearn & Communication Project is to extend student learning from EagleEyes to the use of an eye gaze camera, tablet, and specialized training software with a rolling, versatile mounting system. Eighteen students have been identified as those who would benefit from the use of the new technology.

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Muscial Mentorship

Marian Graham School

  • Empowering Innovation

Purchase of musical instruments for a mentoring program between SRC and Functional Living Class.

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Culture Camp

Pleasant Hill School

  • Empowering Innovation

Culture Camp at Brightwater Centre for four schools to come and learn from elders in a land-based Indigenous Learning experience.

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Braille Books for Pleasure Reading

SPS SK Alternate Format Materials Library

  • Literacy

Provide braille books for pleasure reading to Saskatoon Public Schools.

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Sensory Room

Sylvia Fedoruk School

  • Healthy Active Schools

Healthy Bodies, Active Minds: We need to provide spaces where students who struggle with self-regulation and sensory issues can go to. We have the space but we need the supports within it to support our students. Our hope, with the support from the Foundation, we will create a space with low lighting, occupational therapy supports, and equipment for our students who need a body break.

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Bike Shop

Tommy Douglas Collegiate

  • Healthy Active Schools

Students will open up a cost recovery bike shop in Tommy Douglas Collegiate, where they will have access to materials and instruction (through a teacher) to tune up/ repair their bicycles. The shop will be run by the environmental program, Off the Grid, within the building but be open to any and all students within the school to access. With the funding provided we will purchase the necessary equipment and materials needed to operate a mini shop out of one of our classrooms.

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Embedded Holistic Literacy in the Primary Classroom

W.P. Bate School

  • Literacy

Using research-backed best practices in the areas of neurodevelopment, trauma informed practice, literacy intervention and holistic wellbeing we are working to create an embedded literacy program to target an inner city classroom of 26 students who are significantly below grade level in reading but also experience social-emotional challenges (trauma, inability to regulate, attention/focus challenges, etc.)

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Middle years Bike Program

W.P. Bate School

  • Healthy Active Schools

A bike program is in place but many of the bikes are old and beat up. Requesting new bikes for their program.

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