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Learning Grounds grants: Transforming Canadian schoolyards

See how some schools have transformed their outdoor spaces through the Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds Program.

Published on February 03, 2017

The Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds program helps schools all over the country create outdoor classrooms to provide students with a healthy place to play and learn.

We’re not just talking planting trees -- though we do that too -- but changing schools' outdoor spaces so students across the country have the chance to learn about nature in a hands-on way.

Learn more about how your school can receive a grant to tranform its grounds. 

Application deadlines for the 2016-2017 TELG program are February 10 and April 13, 2017.

Need inspiration? Take a look at how other schools have transformed their grounds in the before and after photos below.

Before and after photos show the transformation of the outdoor space at Highlands Elementary in B.C.

A recreated school ground at Highlands Elementary in North Vancouver, B.C. not only makes recess even more fun, but also enables teachers to hold lessons outdoors.

St. Bernadette school in Ontario's transformation through TELG grants.

St. Bernadette Elementary School in Mississauga, Ont. transformed their gardens with native plants that encourage the flourishing of bee and butterfly populations.
Rockway school's transformation of its kindergarten area

Rockway Public School in Kitchener, Ont. gave kindergarten students a chance to learn about nature and the environment with a new outdoor learning centre, complete with a play kitchen!

After photos from Confederation Community School in Saskatoon shows their new food garden.

The food garden project responds to a dire problem at Confederation Park Community School in Saskatoon, Sask. Many students were coming to school hungry. The garden teaches students how to grow and prepare their own food, instilling pride and self-confidence.