Through its Accessibility Program, the Fondation Tremplin Santé offers financial assistance so that kids ages 5 to 16 from communities with a high deprivation index can participate in recreation activities that promote the adoption of healthy habits (HH). The Accessibility Program has two components: financing for HH projects, and vacation grants.
This program allows Power Up member youth organizations to implement original projects on Healthy Habits and thereby give vulnerable kids opportunities to adopt HH during the summer period.
Project submissions must be developed by communities with kids living in zones with a high Social and Material Deprivation Index. Some 83 healthy habits projects have received financing since the program was launched in 2015.
This program aims to finance camp stays for 5- to 16-year-old kids from disadvantaged communities. Some 522 grants have been allocated throughout Quebec since the program was launched.
La Clémentine Gabrielle-Roy day camp, Ottawa – Nature of the project: Physical activity
In vulnerable ethnocultural communities, some challenges can be turned into rich and rewarding experiences. Drawing on this conviction, La Clémentine Gabrielle-Roy day camp gave all its campers the opportunity to practice physical activities individually or as a group, while respecting the abilities and personality of each camper.
“Playing basketball with a ball that doesn’t bounce is no fun. With quality equipment the campers enjoy shooting hoops.”
Monique Lanthier, education consultant, Centre éducatif La Clémentine