Engagement Funds

Students learn better and are happier
when they are engaged in learning.

Within Halton, there is economic diversity from community to community. A number of school communities and parent councils are unable to raise funds to assist with additional purchases above and beyond core education funding.

Engagement Funds available through the Halton Learning Foundation enable schools to purchase additional resources and equipment and fund educational programs and experiences in five key areas.

  • Arts & Music

    • Musical instruments and sheet music
    • Drama and art equipment
  • Technology

    • Hand Tools
    • Skills Competition
  • Environment

    • Conservation management initiatives
    • Eco gardens/outdoor classrooms
  • Healthy Active Living

    • Fitness room equipment
    • Sensory equipment for Life Skills classes
    • Quality Daily Fitness Program resources
  • Literacy & Numeracy

    • Books
    • Math manipulatives
    • Chromebooks
    • Calculators

2016-2017 Grant Application

(accessible only by HDSB staff)

Teachers tell us…

How Engagement Grants impact students

“Some of the new musical instruments are very easy for children with physical disabilities or under-developed motor skills to play. In the past some of these children struggled to play along with the rest of the class, but now they demonstrate enthusiasm and confidence.”

Elementary teacher

“These new hand tools have made the Design and Tech room so popular … without your support many students would never know the satisfaction felt from using these tools.”

“An added unexpected bonus is that the new guitars have increased the engagement of boys in the music program.”