Webinar recap: Guide for applicants: 2022 Farm to School Canada Grants

Applications are now open for the 2022 Farm to School Canada Grants!

Offered in partnership with Whole Kids Foundation and delivered directly to schools, Farm to School Canada Grants are valued at up to $10,000 each and are designed to bring more healthy, local foods into school communities. They support hands-on food literacy, including growing, harvesting and cooking food at school; and school meal services, such as salad bars, that allow students to build their own bowls or create their own plates.

On November 22, 2021 F2CC held an instructional webinar to provide a step-by-step review of the grant application process. If you missed the Guide for applicants: 2022 Farm to School Canada Grants webinar you can find the recording here:

A French recording can also be found here

Here is an overview of what was discussed during the webinar.
  • 07:40 | Introduction to F2CC 
  • 08:42 | Farm to School Approach
  • 12:30 | About the Farm to School Canada Grants
  • 14:00 | Review of the application process & tips for proposals 
  • 22:30 | Designing & running a successful meal service 
  • 33:49 | Additional Resources
  • 38:00 | Q & A

During the Q&A we had great questions like “Can the kitchen be an outdoor kitchen? Such as, a roof without walls, cob oven, crock pots etc?” and “Can schools that run a breakfast program apply for the grant?”

For answers to these and more, check out the recording, the Q&A period starts about 38  minutes into the recording.

If you have additional questions you can email Jyotika Dangwal, our Grants and Evaluation Coordinator at grants@farmtocafeteriacanada.ca or contact a regional lead.

Here are some quick links that may be helpful as you start your application process:
We are looking forward to receiving your applications and kicking off another grant cycle!

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1 week ago

It has been 5 years since the launch of the Farm to School Canada Grant program. Incredibly, that program has now afforded more than 53,000 students in 133 schools right across Canada an opportunity to feast on healthy local foods at school.One of most important aspects of the grant program continues to be it's FLEXIBILITY, underpinned by the understanding that a cookie cutter approach to school food is NOT going to work in Canada. To close the distance between children, their food and their land, in this vast country with it’s diverse ecosystems and its multicoloured tapestry of people and food culture, the program needs to meet children, schools, and whole communities where they were at. It also needs to be developed, and driven by the community - the school and the local food system community.Today, if you visit any of these schools you will likely see a whole lot more than a salad bar. School greenhouses, gardens, farms, smoke houses, root cellars, kitchens, and/or dining areas are commonplace in recipient schools. And in these places, often the heartbeat of the school, you will likely see dozens of excited children happily digging in.I suppose this is why I am thrilled to see that F2CC and WKF have put out another call for proposals. Up to $10,000 per school is available. If your school has a vision, partners, and a plan, please send in a proposal. Deadline January 31, 2022. www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/our-work/farm-to-school-grants/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Amid all the buzz about about school food in Canada look what popped up in my FB memories.Yes, 12 years ago, I put out this call. 2 weeks later an incredible group of movers and shakers met with me on the phone. 4 months later we had funds.So proud of all the movers and shakers.. ... See MoreSee Less
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