The GoodLife Kids Foundation is giving away grants to get children with special needs active in Scarborough and North York.
The foundation wants to encourage kids to get active, have fun, build stronger bones, learn better and establish healthy habits.
To date, the foundation has impacted the lives of more than 230,000 children, and is now looking for grant applicants in
Scarborough and North York so they can help get children with special needs get active.
The grants are being provided in 10 communities across Canada, including Scarborough and North York, in recognition of fundraising contributions by
local GoodLife Fitness Clubs.
The local grant funds, totalling $5,000, were made possible through the fundraising efforts of Scarborough and North York GoodLife Fitness members, staff, family and friends at Spin4Kids Plus in 2015.
“GoodLife Kids Foundation is very proud of the fundraising efforts and results accomplished by GoodLife members, staff, family and friends,” said Lisa Burrows, GoodLife Kids Foundation Executive Director.
“We are excited to translate those efforts into making an impact of the lives of children with special needs in Scarborough and North York, as we know
that physical activity is important to healthy development for all kids.”
In Scarborough and North York, 10 GoodLife Fitness locations came together to support GoodLife Kids Foundation at their Spin4Kids Plus
Funds raised at the event help to support programs such as Project A.C.T.I.V.E. (Assisting Children to Implement Vital Exercise) at the Moeen Centre Canada. This program addresses the lack of activity and exercise participation among children with special needs, particularly within newcomer populations. Children in the program attend two physical activity sessions per week, with the aim to reduce social isolation and facilitate participation in all aspects of life.
GoodLife Kids Foundation is accepting applications fromregistered charities, elementary schools, and other qualified donees as identified
under the Income Tax Act (Canada).
An organization’s program must fit the following criteria:
Grants will be awarded to initiatives that provide the opportunity for sustainable physical activity, primarily focused on children ages four to
14 years. Programs must have a clear outcome related to increasing physical activity for children with a disability.
For a full list of criteria visit:
The deadline for grant applications is Oct. 30, 2015.
For more information, please visit www.goodlifekids.com