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School Council Grants

School Council Anti-Oppression, Anti-Black Racism, Anti-Indigenous Application 

School Councils may submit one request for supports up to $1,500 to support initiatives/activities that engage parents/caregivers (including virtual), and builds School Councils’ capacity around Human Rights, Equity, Anti-Racism, Anti-Indigenous and Anti-Black Racism. School Councils may collaborate and submit one application; however, allocation will remain at a maximum of $1,500 per school. 

NOTE: Collaborative projects must submit one application, however, please ensure the following criteria are provided:

  • The contact information provided in the application is the lead School Council of the project
  • The roles and responsibilities of each School Council in the collaborative project must be provided in the project description
  • The amount requested by each school for their part in the collaborative project must be provided in the project description (maximum $1500)
  • The contact information of each school must be provided in the project description

If you have already submitted your collaborative project application and did not provide the above information, please email shadi.mousavizanjani@tdsb.on.ca.

Eligibility 

Projects/Initiatives will be required to: 

  • Demonstrate a commitment to respecting the role of parents/caregivers in students’ educational experiences by working with parents/caregivers, particularly racialized parents/caregivers, Elders and School Council members 
  • Include strategies for connecting, supporting, and engaging racialized parents/caregivers, particularly parents who identify as Indigenous or Black in School Council and School  
  • Provide a safe and welcoming school environment 
  • Maintain open communication with teachers 
  • Respect parents as valued partners within the education system in relation to decisions about their child’s education 
  • Projects must be completed between September 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022. Any funds not spent by June 30, 2022, must be returned to the Ministry. 

Eligible Activities/Initiatives 

Activities may include but are not limited to: 

  • Workshops 
  • Training session 
  • Information sessions with guest speakers 
  • Parent Resource Creation 
  • Conversation Circles 
  • Artistic evenings expressions  

Ineligible Initiatives 

  • Student initiatives 
  • Staffing initiatives (appreciation, payment for presentations, etc.) 
  • Equipment purchases 
  • Previous year expenditures 

Outcomes

  • Racialized parents are aware of and supported to take on leadership opportunities in their school and board community 
  • Parents have improved experiences of a welcoming school where parents’ perspectives are encouraged, valued, and heard  
  • Parents are more involved in their local school environment and child’s education  
  • Parents experience fewer barriers to participation in their child’s learning 
  • Parents understand how to address local needs and systemic barriers in the school community 
  • Parents relate to each other and with members of their community 

Reporting 

  • A final report will be required on or before June 30, 2022. 

    NOTE: Any unused funds will be returned to the Board.     

Deadline 

  • Applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 3, 2021.  
  • Applications must be submitted virtually using the application and submission form and platform.  No hard copies will be accepted.   
  • Applications will be reviewed and will be approved upon a first come first served basis.  Please apply early, funds are limited.

Information to consider for PRO Grant Applications: 

Equity Policy – P037 

Human Rights Policy – P031 

Parent Engagement – P023 

 

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