Within the area of Active Living, our goal is to strengthen access to physical activity with a focus on supporting increased participation across a population.

To be considered for Active Living funding, the organization/initiative must meet the following criteria:

  • serve a region where Medavie has operations (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • applicant organization must be a community-based non-profit
  • demonstrate strong organizational financial management and governance
  • will use funds to increase or improve access to active living through regular and consistent physical activity across a population (e.g., public recreation spaces) AND/OR addresses barriers to active living / physical activity for a community that disproportionately is less likely to have access to active living
  • is open to the public and accessible across a community (i.e., no/low cost, in a public/community space);
  • tracks community impact in terms of number or increased number of people participating and increased physical activity as well as improvements in physical literacy and/or physical health condition

Want to see what one of our Active Living partnerships is like? Read about our connection with BGC Canada.

Questions? Visit the FAQ page.


Apply for funding

Step 1: Complete the eligibility quiz below to determine if your healthy food initiative is a potential fit with the funding criteria.

Step 2: If there seems to be a fit with the criteria, you will be able to download the expression of interest form and instructions for next steps.

Is your organization and the activities located in one or more of the following regions where Medavie operates: Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador?

Is your organization a registered charity or other qualified donee with Canada Revenue Agency OR are you a community-based non-profit group that can receive funding through a partnership with a registered charity or other qualified donee?

Will the requested funds be used to increase or improve access to active living and participating in physical activity across the population of a community?

Will the requested funds be used to support access and promote physical literacy (i.e., across a range of recreational or physical activities)?

Will the opportunities for active living / physical activity be publicly available or available with minimal barriers (e.g., cost)?

Does your evaluation framework include tracking of physical activity/active living (i.e., participation in physical activity; gains in skills/physical literacy, improved physical health/reduced health risk profile)?


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