bursaries are available for researchers,
students and others investigating health, prevention, education,
justice and social issues that affect people with intellectual disabilities.
Each year, the Association offers thousands of dollars in bursaries
and grants. Many are available through bursary and scholarship offices
at Saskatchewan post-secondary institutions or through directly
through the SACL, the Canadian ACL and the Roeher Institute. You
can also go directly to the Scottish
Rite Charitable Foundations of Canada. For information about
financial support available, call the SACL, (306) 955-3344; fax
(306) 373-3070 or email: [email protected].
and Grants available from the Saskatchewan Association for Community
Inclusive Recreation Initiatives: Proposals for a maximum
of $2,000 each may be awarded to develop inclusive recreation and
leisure programs in Saskatchewan communities. Projects will provide
inclusive options focusing on participation in generic community-based
recreation and leisure. The promotion of partnership with local
agencies and programs and transferable models that could be repeated
in other communities are favoured. Proposals must be submitted and/or
endorsed by an SACL branch and successful applicants will be notified
by May 31st.
Life into the Community Projects: Branches of the SACL
may apply for funds generated from province-wide donations of used
clothing and household goods to the Saskatchewan Institute on Community
Living. Projects must focus on at least one of the following: enabling
full citizenship, creating greater public education and awareness
about inclusion, promoting self-determination and empowerment, strengthening
families and family support. Annual grants vary.
Research Grant: This memorial fund is designated to promote
research and advocacy that expands knowledge in the area of intellectual
disability with regard to health, education and social issues. An
annual grant of $1,000 is offered.
Research Fund: The fund is available to applicants who
wish to expand their knowledge on intellectual disability through
primary research or attendance at educational training events. Focus
areas include: inclusive education, early childhood intervention,
creative supports, and person-centered planning. An annual grant
of $1,000 is offered.
Bristol Fund: In honour of Meica, an 11-year-old girl who
had a vibrant spirit and zest for a full life, the fund promotes
work in inclusive education and human rights. An annual grant of
$500 is offered.
Endowment: Funds from this trust can directly benefit specific
individuals in elements of life including spiritualilty, self-employment
and entrepreneurship including training and support, creative residential
options, literacy, recreation and leisure. Annual grant varies.
Bursary: The bursary is open to students at the University
of Saskatchewan and the University of Regina. It supports study
and research into the interaction of the justice system or human
rights or specific laws and people with intellectual disabilities.
Areas of focus include the impact of the Canadian Charter of Rights
and Freedoms, impact of the legal system and process, education
and awareness for legal professionals. An annual grant of $500 is
For more details
and an application form for any of the above SACL bursaries and
grants, contact the SACL.
Ann Foundation bursaries are available through the Bursary
and Scholarships offices at SIAST campuses (Kelsey and Wascana),
Lakeland College (Lloydminster), the University of Saskatchewan
and the University of Regina. These bursaries encourage the interest
and study of issues that affect people with intellectual disabilities.
Ten $500 bursaries may be awarded annually by the educational institutions.
Mark Fox Bursary is open to students at the College of
Nursing, University of Saskatchewan, who demonstrate an interest
in the support, growth and development of children with intellectual
disabilities. Information is available through the U of S Bursary
and Scholarships office. One $500 bursary may be awarded annually.