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Jack Leslie Youth Environmental Grant

Get up to $1,000 of funding for your youth environmental project!

The Jack Leslie Youth Environmental Grant honours the positive impact former Mayor Jack Leslie had on the city and the environment, and is awarded to youth in Calgary who continue his efforts. Projects must include the following:

  • Be located in Calgary
  • Directly benefit the environment in Calgary
  • Be planned and implemented by youth

Apply today! applications will be accepted until 11:00 p.m. on April 20, 2020.

The Jack Leslie Youth Environmental Grant is supported by the Jack Leslie family, The Parks Foundation, The City of Calgary and Youth Central.


2019 Award Recipients:

Earth Guardians YYC environmental group for the 'Flower of Waste' project.

Their goal is to create a beautiful and large wild rose structure made out of garbage, recycling, pipes, and wires. They are hoping to showcase their project at elementary schools, create a game show and trashion show. They will clean up garbage out of parks schoolyards, and road ways for supplies. 

St. Mary's High School

St. Mary's High School Environmental Action Team (E.A.T) for the "Mary's compost and recycling" project. Their goal is to have replaced all individual trash bins with a combination of trash, recycling, and compost options providing options and choice for St. Mary Students.