The fifth annual RBC Sports Day in Canada, presented by ParticipACTION, CBC and TrueSport, is a celebration of the power of sport to bring communities together. Thousands of events have been coordinated across the country in the week leading up to November 29, encouraging all Canadians to get out and play. A full listing of ways to participate – from ‘try-it’ days, to fun runs, to athlete meet-and greets and community-wide festivals – are listed on the RBC Sports Day in Canada website.
RBC Sports Day in Canada stems from the recent Believe in Kids Pledge, the single largest social commitment in the corporate donor’s history, and one of the biggest grants for sport and recreation in the country. Last year, the Royal Bank of Canada promised an impressive 100 million dollars over 5 years with the goal of enhancing the emotional, physical and intellectual well-being of 100 million children and youth across the country by 2018.
Several of the national and community-based projects supported by the fund have a sport, recreation and healthy living focus, and promise to be a reliable source of funding for grant seekers in the field.
- RBC After-school Project
- RBC Children’s Mental Health Project
- RBC Hockey Grants
- RBC Learn to Play Project
The Believe in Kids Pledge is currently only on day 377 of it’s five year commitment, leaving plenty of room for organizations supporting the healthy development and wellbeing of children to reap the benefits. You can track the fund’s impact and future opportunities for online through the RBC Kids Pledge Tracker, or subscribe to atPlay’s blog so that you never miss a deadline!