ART | LIFE: Workshops in arts, life skills and human diversity
ART | LIFE Workshops are designed by the Foundation for Education to enrich curriculum across the grades.
It is a ‘free to the classroom’ hands-on learning series that brings 200 workshops led by real-world professionals to over 5,000 students within the Avon Maitland District School Board every year.
The annual total cost of supplying these workshops to the schools is $40,000. These funds are raised through the generosity of private donors through the Foundation’s annual Gala and special fundraising campaigns.
Funds we annually make available to schools
Children across Avon Maitland register with the Ontario Library Association to vote on their favourite books from the Canadian authors. The Foundation supplies funding for schools to acquire books. Expand reading programs & encourage more bookworms!
The Small Project Fund is designed to provide encouragement for teachers to develop creative and innovative ways to enrich the curriculum for their students. To receive funding an activity must be deemed by the selection committee to be enrichment.
“Thank you for the opportunity to apply for this fund and for the many other great things the Foundation has done for our school.” Kristene McCurdy, Romeo Public School
NHL star Boyd Devereaux created this fund to help local youth with epilepsy lead an independent and fulfilling life.
Two sponsorships to a maximum of $500 each are available for youth, up to the age of 18, to assist them in participating in sports, camp, and education, cultural or recreational activities etc., which will enhance their development as individuals.
The estate of Helen Lenore Roszell made a bequest to the Foundation for Education many years ago and was designed to provide encouragement for teachers to develop creative and innovative ways to enrich the school experience for students with physical and intellectual disabilities.
Fund Development & Consultation
The Vision and Mission for the Future
The Foundation continues to develop its fund potential in the private sector by diversifying and extending its fundraising initiatives.
The Advantage of Giving through the Foundation
The Foundation processes all charitable receipts for Avon Maitland school fund raising campaigns, sending out the receipt with a personalized letter of acknowledgement to each donor. We process approx. 2500 receipts a year for both school campaigns and Foundation fund raising campaigns.
The receipting of gifts-in-kind continues as awareness on the part of the public of this particular mode of support grows. In addition, the Gift-to-Honor continues to attract the attention of parents wishing a new way to acknowledge their children’s teachers.
Projects we lead or support in Community and schools
Every baby born in our Perth and Huron hospitals has, for many years, received a book from the Foundation For Education to begin their journey towards learning. Now, in partnership with KidsFirst Huron-Perth, we are able to improve and expand the contents of the ‘bundle’. Over 1300 bundles per year are assembled by volunteers and then sent to hospitals and midwives across Huron & Perth for distribution.
“A comprehensive, thoughtful package.” J. Waringer, Dashwood
A Foundation assisted project led by The Rotary Club of Grand Bend whereby unneeded school supplies are shipped to parts of the world where children have almost no learning aids. Shipping and Equipping Brighter Futures for Schoolchildren in Need.
Through a partnership with Big Brothers/Sisters, the Foundation continues to support the In-School Mentoring program in Stratford and area schools with $5000 a year from the sales of Nevada tickets. The Hero project is also a high energy, multimedia, interactive assembly program aimed at elementary age students. The Hero team comes alongside schools to help show kids how to do the right thing at all times and be people of good character.
Science and technology is alive and growing across Huron and Perth! Through the partnership with the Avon Maitland and Huron-Perth Catholic District School Boards, Sci-Tech Encounters provides a venue for 100’s of students from 40 schools to explore scientific activities of personal interest through the Regional Science Fair, the Junior Science Fair, and two TechnoChallenges. Five students are annually sent to the Canada Wide Science Fair event in May.