School Grants - Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation

Supporting Saskatoon Public schools with extra funding.

Each year, Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation provides grants to Saskatoon Public Schools members to test or scale innovative initiatives and creative solutions that address challenges and opportunities impacting students.  

Over $322,000 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

SPSF grants over $40,000 to twelve schools for innovative projects

See below for the selected projects!

Each year, Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation provides grants to Saskatoon Public Schools members to test or scale innovative initiatives and creative solutions that address challenges and opportunities impacting students. 

Grants are provided for INNOVATIVE and SUPPLEMENTAL projects that will provide enhanced learning opportunities for students.  Projects must be unique and should not be programs typically funded by SPS or other sources.

SPS Employees may view application and report samples here.

12 schools and programs received grants for the 2021-22 school year.

Outdoor Play and Land Based Exploration

Buena Vista School

  • Empowering Innovation
  • Healthy Active Schools
  • Literacy

This program is based on rich outdoor play-based and hands-on exploration in early years (pre-k-grade1) to create the foundation for children to build a strong base for lifelong learning and learning abilities, including cognitive and social development.

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Digitize and Modernize Centennial Art Program

Centennial Collegiate

  • Empowering Innovation

The Digitize and Modernize Centennial Art Program Grant aims to be a department-wide project that is committed to
offering the exploration of new concepts while maintaining high standards for an ever-growing student population in
academic classes, extra-curricular activities, and community involvement.  through technological advancements,  students will gain a diversity of skills that reach far beyond the ordinary and will allow them to develop the skills needed in an ever-changing world that emphasizes proficiencies in technology.

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Making Connections with an Outdoor Classroom

Forest Grove School

  • Empowering Innovation
  • Healthy Active Schools

An outdoor classroom at Ecole Forest Grove to create lifelong sustainability and lessons that students can take with
them as they grow and mature. The space will create an opportunity for students to express curiosity and be the leaders in
their own outdoor adventures.

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Middle Years STEM Loaner Kit Program

Montgomery Elementary School

  • Empowering Innovation

The Montgomery School STEM loaner kit program aims to provide hands-on learning tasks and activities to
classroom teachers who may not possess the expertise, time, or budget to create these experiences themselves. The
kits have individual learning materials for up to 30 students and come with a companion Google document to assist
with achieving learning outcomes in Science, Mathematics, Art, Career Education and PAA for Grade 5 to 8
classrooms.

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Regalia Making 101

Mount Royal Collegiate

  • Empowering Innovation
  • Healthy Active Schools

To help students celebrate their history and grow their culture, Mount Royal will offer Regalia Making which will be showcased at the 2022 Inter-Collegiate Powwow.

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MAGPIE

Nutana Collegaite

  • Empowering Innovation
  • Healthy Active Schools

The MAGPIE initiative (Manifesting Academic Growth Promoting Indigenous Excellence) is a dynamic school
experience that targets authentic, foundational knowledge from the rich, rooted history of Indigenous nations and
communities in our area.

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awāsisak nīkān (putting all child first)

Pleasant Hill, King George and Princess Alexander

  • Empowering Innovation
  • Literacy

Kevin PeeAce will work with the students of Pleasant Hill, King George and Princess Alexander Schools to create 3 different canvas paintings to take to the new City Centre School.  This art will bring together their collective voice on the three original schools including the student body, communities, school and partners in learning.

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Glass Fusing Inukshuk

Walter Murray Collegiate

  • Empowering Innovation

The Inukhsuk (pronounced ih-nook-suuk) mirrors this Canadian spirit of friendship and community.   Glass fusing introduces students to a wider range of art opportunities and connects them with a local artisan.  Students will learn history of the Inukshuk and Inuit culture, how glass can be used as an art medium, how to safely cut glass, colour theory and composition.

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Sensory Room and Equipment

Alvin Buckwold

  • Empowering Innovation
  • Healthy Active Schools

This program will aim to create new opportunities for learning with a focus on physical activity and wellness through the development of a sensory room to support emotional regulation.

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F-L-S Cafe

Chief Whitecap and Ecole Dundonald

  • Healthy Active Schools

The goals of this program is to create the F-L-S (food- love- service) Café, both within Chief Whitecap and Ecole Dundonald FLS
programs, where each week students would be planning, preparing, and trying new foods. The project will focus on
three main areas of nutrition and wellness to expose students to new foods, expand their palates and provide them
with experiences that will support them in FLS and beyond.

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Circus Arts

W.P. Bate, King George and Westmount

  • Healthy Active Schools

This is a collaborative three-school pilot project that aims to integrate and support the Circus Arts in Physical Education
learning environments. This initiative is designed to support educators who are working with students in grades 3-5 from their respective schools.

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Outdoor Learning Space

Ecole Dundonald

  • Healthy Active Schools
  • Literacy

This project involves the creation of an outdoor learning space that provides an opportunity to connect with the community.  The goal is a space for all students to come and learn about smudging, traditional Indigenous plants, sustainability, the
environment and learning to live independently off the land.

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School Grant Success Stories

Grant applications 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.