About Go Wild School Grants

From coast to coast to coast, Canada is bursting with natural riches, diverse species and varied ecosystems that sustain us and provide benefits essential for a healthy life. Schools play an important role in connecting students with nature and empowering them to make a difference for bees, butterflies, bats, fish and other wildlife in their communities through educational, hands-on projects.

Since 2015, over 175 Canadian schools have gone wild, leading projects that help take care of nature so that it can continue taking care of us. Get inspired by our past grantees.


We are inviting you to share your best ideas to help nature thrive in your school community. Primary and secondary schools from coast to coast can apply online for up to $500 to bring their project to life.

We will be looking for projects that:

  • Protect or restore: Activities directly related to restoring, rehabilitating, or recovering natural ecosystems
  • Practice or monitor: Activities directly related to introducing new hands-on or digital practices that reflect the value of nature or develop new practices related to the impact of climate change
  • Celebrate or educate: Activities and events that enhance the importance of healthy natural ecosystems while also increasing student understanding of environmental issues and inspiring environmental leadership and action.

Apply online by 5 pm E.S.T Monday October 21, 2019 to be considered.  Recipients will be notified in December and publicly announced January 2020.