Changing the Education System to Meet the Needs of ALL Young People

The Foundation is investing in the documentation, evaluation and piloting of community-based education strategies.

 

The Foundation believes that meaningful, holistic and relevant education is key to supporting the positive development of young people. The Foundation is working with youth-driven partners to develop more supports for young people who are incarcerated/ remanded or re-entering society. These are community-based models, where young people are working with partners to support the educational attainment and positive transitions of youth involved in the justice system.
In addition, the Foundation is working with youth-driven partners to develop community-based educational attainment strategies that support young people who are outside the education system or marginalized by the education system to attain credits and reconnect with formal education.

Pop-up Funding

Follow us on Twitter to find out when the next Pop-ups pop up!.

 

We occasionally offer youth-led groups the opportunity to apply for micro-grants of up to $500.  When we hear that there’s a burning issue out there that you really want to tackle we rally the forces and try to get money out the door in an expedient way, hence Pop-up!

 

 

Training & Skills Development

New guidelines will be available in Feb/Mar 2015.

 

The Laidlaw Foundation works with partners who share our passion for working with young people and who can offer innovative, engaging and useful training, skills development and/or networking opportunities. Find out more.

Nathan Gilbert Youth Innovation Fellowships

Four new fellows announced for 2015!

 

The Nathan Gilbert Youth Innovation Fellowship Program supports young people who would like to contribute to the youth sector through research and publication. Learn more.

Welcome

The Laidlaw Foundation supports young people in being fully engaged in the civic, social, economic and cultural life of diverse and environmentally healthy communities. We accomplish this through grants and partnerships with other organizations active in the youth sector and by influencing policies that affect young people.