Surrey Kids Are Digging Up the Dirt . . .  at Their School

Surrey Kids Are Digging Up the Dirt . . . at Their School

2019 is turning out to be the most remarkable year on record for the Foundation’s programs. Over the past month, we have reported on the success of our causes which seek to promote the health, wellness, and education of youth across Canada. We recently shared...

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A New Learning Garden Grows at Deer Lake School

A New Learning Garden Grows at Deer Lake School

In our Foundation’s unrelenting effort to sponsor school garden programs across Canada, we have the opportunity to work with some amazing administrators, educators and students. As the new school year (2019-20) unfolds, we are happy to say our budding...

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How to Celebrate Organic Week 2019

How to Celebrate Organic Week 2019

Canada’s National Organic Week 2019 is upon us, running from September 9-15. For the uninitiated, the annual affair is the largest celebration of organic food, farming and products across the country. It’s one of the biggest celebrations of its kind...

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More Farm Visits on the Horizon for the New School Year

More Farm Visits on the Horizon for the New School Year

Our Foundation’s vision is to help create a healthier generation through experiences that connect youth to the land and provide opportunities to improve communities in Canada. A variety of programs will lead us to that goal, but one that has really...

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Spotlight on a Rising Star – Gehana Shankar

Spotlight on a Rising Star – Gehana Shankar

It looks like we’ve got another entry for our growing list of positive role models for youth in Canada. Today our spotlight shines bright on one of the most delightful people we have come to know – Gehana Shankar. Gehana is a first year student of the Boucher...

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How to Celebrate Canada’s Parks Day

How to Celebrate Canada’s Parks Day

Did you know that the 3rd Saturday of each July is officially known as Canada’s Parks Day? The annual affair encourages households across the country to participate in fun, educational, family-oriented events in the parks and historic sites that are so...

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How to Celebrate World Youth Skills Day 2019

How to Celebrate World Youth Skills Day 2019

Five years ago, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring July 15th as World Youth Skills Day. The following statement from the UN sums up the need for this international day of recognition: “Rising youth unemployment is one of the most...

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Summer Vacation Learning Activities

Summer Vacation Learning Activities

Forget mosquito bites and ice cream headaches, there’s a much greater concern for your kids through summer vacation – learning loss. To discover more about learning loss that typically occurs in youth during weeks away from school, please read our article...

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How Kids Can Help Keep Plastic Out of the Ocean

How Kids Can Help Keep Plastic Out of the Ocean

Whether you find this article in time for World Oceans Day 2019, or days, weeks, or months after the fact is beside the point, as this year’s theme will apply all the same. Conservation is the focus, with a mandate to “demonstrate leadership in...

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3 More Positive Role Models for Your Child

3 More Positive Role Models for Your Child

You’re number one of course. But you know how kids can be. They don’t always appreciate how cool of a parent you are, which is why it’s important to identify other positive role models  so that they may be better able to relate to. This often...

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How to Celebrate World Bee Day

How to Celebrate World Bee Day

You know what really stings? The fact that one of the planet’s precious resources and most important pollinator in the world, the honey bee, is facing extinction. Thankfully, young people such as Asha Mior, a 16 year old blogger, environmentalist,...

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How to Celebrate Earth Day at Home and School

How to Celebrate Earth Day at Home and School

The next Earth Day arrives on Monday, April 22 2019. For those who don’t know exactly what the motivation behind the international day of celebration is, allow us to provide a succinct reference of the Earth Day Network’s purpose:  “Earth Day...

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How to Celebrate National Volunteer Week in Canada 2019

How to Celebrate National Volunteer Week in Canada 2019

Did you know that April 7-13 2019 is National Volunteer Week? It all started in 1977 with a mission to  increase and support volunteerism and civic participation across the country. Since then, volunteer centres, businesses, non-profits, educational...

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Spring Break Learning Activities for Your Kids

Spring Break Learning Activities for Your Kids

Spring break is upon us and whether you’re taking the kids on vacation or enjoying the one to two weeks away from school from the comforts of your area code, you want to make sure that they keep learning through it all, while still having fun. As a purveyor of...

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How to Celebrate World Wildlife Day With Your Kids

How to Celebrate World Wildlife Day With Your Kids

World Wildlife Day is a United Nations designated affair to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. It lands on March 3 of each year, and while the species of our planet deserve attention every day, we suggest saving the date to slot...

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Alex Stark: Connecting with Nature and through Languages

Alex Stark: Connecting with Nature and through Languages

We met Alexander Grayson Brandt Stark last Nov. 2018 during Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) event at the River Rock Casino. He’s one of the Foundation’s recent 2018-2019 post-secondary bursary recipients. We were captivated by his stories of adventures in...

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How to Introduce Pollinators Into an Urban Environment

How to Introduce Pollinators Into an Urban Environment

There appears to be no stopping the increased densification of Canadian cities. Natural green space is giving way to new residential and commercial development while suburbs are blending into urban centers, become indistinguishable from one another. While this...

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