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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

Applications for the 2021 Jack Leslie Youth Environmental Grant will open November 2020 and close December 31, 2020. Grant will awarded in February 2021.

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


2020​ Award Recipients:​

The Crescent Heights Baptist Church Youth for ‘Fresh Food Gardens’

There is a wide demographic of people who live within the community who are in need. By building a garden bed on the south side of the church building, the youth will plan a garden and plant fresh vegetables and fruits for those in the community who are in need of fresh food.

The William Aberhart High School Eco Club (WAHS) for ‘School Composting’

In September, The William Aberhart High School Eco Club (WAHS) will install a composting program throughout their school. Students will assist with collecting the compost, and bringing to the janitorial staff who will empty them into their already-existing compost site. The goal is to succeed where other composting programs have failed with buy in at the student level.

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.