Apply For The Canadian Future-Ready Education Grant

Description: The Canadian Future-Ready Education Grant has been designed to support educators and students (7-13 years) in developing transferrable skills relevant to today’s fast paced world. This combination of In-Kind & Funding Grant provides eligible schools & organizations with future-ready programs that include both physical and digital curriculum, tools, materials and resources designed to be used in a classroom or as an afterschool/camp program. Each Education Grant also includes up to $250 to go towards equipment and materials for the classroom. Programs cover topics, such as:

        • Entrepreneurship & Business
        • Financial Literacy
        • Digital Literacy
        • Public Speaking
        • Emotional Intelligence
        • Innovation & more

Each program focuses on flexing over 70+ soft skills and a wide variety of technical skills in students. Programs are designed to meet mandated provincial curriculum requirements and offer support within the programs for educators in delivering each programs topic, and to help with student engagement in the classroom. For additional information on what is included in each program, Click Here

Deadlines: Grant Intake Period Closes July 31, 2023. 

Amount: Cash & In-Kind Grant of $5,000. Approved schools and organizations will receive up to $250 in funding for materials and equipment each year, and In-Kind access to physical and digital programs, materials, & curriculum. 

Eligibility: Applicants must be a Canadian Public School, Public Library, Public Community Centre/Recreation Centre, Registered Non Profit Organization, or Registered Charity. 

Requirements: School or Organization must meet the following requirements in order to be re-eligible each year for continued access to the programs and receive updated physical materials and up to $250 to go towards materials and equipment for the classroom. Once your School/Organization has been approved and meets the following requirements, you will be automatically approved for next years grant without requiring to reapply:

      • Run a minimum of 2 Future-Ready BizKids Programs at some point between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024.
      • Reach a minimum of 50 students to participate in BizKids Programs at some point between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024.
      • Programs must have minimal barriers for students to participate.
      • School/Organization cannot distribute BizKids Programming to unauthorized 3rd parties outside of the organization without written consent from Build a Biz Kids. 
      • Complete an annual survey on program use and reach. See next section on Reporting & Annual Approval.

Reporting & Annual Approval: If approved for the Canadian Education Grant, you will be required to complete a survey, provided by Build a Biz Kids by email, by July 31, 2024 to confirm that you met the requirements (listed above). For more information on this survey, watch our Grant Webinar Recording Click Here
If your school/organization completes the report by the deadline and meet the requirements (listed above), your school/organization will automatically be qualified and approved for next years grant without having to resubmit a grant application. 

Grant Made Possible By: Build a Biz Kids is able to provide this grant to schools and organizations across Canada for free through the Canadian Education Grant thanks to the generous contributions from all of our donors. For a complete list, Click Here

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As an Educator, You Do So Much...

And often with limited resources. 

The Canadian Future-Ready Education Grant was designed to support Educators, as much as Students.

Included in The Canadian Future-Ready Education Grant?

Thanks to the generous contributions by Canadian donors and sponsors, we are able to provide schools and non profit organizations with access to robust, future-ready programming, tools and resources, as well as funds for classroom equipment and materials. This grant is worth and ongoing $5k value in materials, tools and funding each year that you qualify. 

10+ User Logins to Online Platform (BizKids HQ)

Gain quick access to all of your programs, tools, videos, lesson plans and more on BizKids HQ. With your own user login, it will keep your place for "Quick Launch" of everything you need, exactly where you left it, each class.

$250 Towards Equipment & Materials For Your School

Put on incredible community student events or bring that extra WOW to your program by purchasing tools or equipment for your school.

Access to BizKids Future-Ready Courses

Both digital and physical materials, tools and resources will be provided to each school/organization, including lesson plans, student workbooks, videos, activity module tools, parent communication resources, and more.
Programs are designed to integrate with the mandated curriculum.

Programs included in each Future-Ready Education Grant:
* KidPreneur Accelerator - Business & Financial Literacy (Grades 2-9)
* KidTalks - Public Speaking (Grades 4-9)
* Build an Online Business - Digital Literacy (Grades 4-9)
* (Coming Soon) Kids Course Creator - Digital Literacy (Grades 2-9)
* (Coming Soon) Innovation Challenge - Innovation & Prototyping (Grades 4-9)

Priority Access to Regional Events For Your Students

Each year, students who want to pursue their businesses, innovations and speeches on a bigger stage can apply to our BizKids Regional Events before it opens to the public.

Learn More About The Canadian Education Grant & Programs

Each Program Includes:

Printed Full Colour Lesson Plans

* Colour printed and bound copies of each lesson plan.
* Unique "Easy Flow" layout so the information you need jumps off the page.
* Digital lesson plan file included.

Student Workbooks

* Digital File for printing.
* Designed for black & white or colour printing.

Lesson Module Game Pieces

* Binder for each course with printed materials ready to photocopy
* Digital files for all game pieces and tools for lesson modules.
* Designed for black & white or colour printing.

Kids Teaching Kids Videos

* Animated & Live Action, engaging and educational videos.
* "BizKid Hosts" in videos are all previous BizKids Graduates under 16 yrs.

Course Tools & Resources

* Slideshows and other visual aids are provided.
* Organizer & Facilitator Success Tips
* Event Planning & Material Checklists
* Meet Provincial Curriculum Requirements with "Program Snap Shots"
for each grade & program (BC only, more Provinces coming soon)

Parent Communication

* Parent email templates to send after each lesson.
* Reinforce learning at home with family bonding game suggestions.

Always Up-To-Date Content & Links

* Access ongoing program updates and advancements each year.
* Updated materials, videos and resources digitally & physically delivered as they come out.
* Always Active Links - Never lose access to your programs and content (access will only be revoked if programs are no longer being utilized or your organizations eligibility has changed)

Future-Ready Programs Available

Entrepreneurship & Business

The Ultimate Soft Skill Builder! Guide students through an entrepreneurial journey from product ideation, prototyping, packaging, branding, marketing, profitability, sales, customer service and so much more! All of their hard work and creativity is unleashed at their BizKids Market where they get to make real money from real customers!

In Person Delivery

7 - 13yrs

8 Classes

60-75min Classes

Public Speaking & Speech Writing

Premium Course for Developing all Communication Based Soft Skills and a Powerhouse for Flexing Their Self Awareness, Self Assessment, and Self Confidence. This course is structured to help even the most shy students get excited about sharing their ideas on stage through thoughtful preparation, ongoing self reflection and passion for their topic.

In Person Delivery

9 – 13yrs

8 Classes

60-75min Classes

Digital Literacy - E-Commerce Website

This Digital Literacy Course is a great way to flex communication, empathy and forethought. This "No Code" E-Commerce Website is a great way to help students understand the fundamentals of online communication, while adding a business component to introduce logistics, consumer experience, branding and design.

In Person Delivery

9 – 13yrs

8 Classes

60-75min Classes

Digital Literacy & Leadership Development

In this course, students become the teacher as they embark upon creating their own online course on a hobby or skill they are passionate about! Student's leadership, communication, planning, empathy and patience will be engaged as their confidence grows by realizing they can help others flourish by sharing their passion and knowledge with the world.

In Person Delivery


8 Classes

60-75min Classes

Inventing & Prototyping

Every product we use today was once just an idea that someone had that changed the way we live. In this course, students will get to innovate and build prototypes based on their own ideas and creativity that can make life easier, better or more enjoyable! Flexing their critical thinking, empathy, resiliency & decision making, they will gain the confidence to appreciate their own ideas and bring them to life!

In Person Delivery


8 Classes

60-75min Classes