Making It Work

We want to acknowledge you for considering Guelph Outdoor School programs for your child or person in your care. We consider our rates to be as competitive and accessible as possible, and enrollment fees can still present challenges for some families. Below are a few solutions.

We ask that any families requesting financial aid and bursaries from GOS, first apply to the options below or other available supports.

This allows our scholarship dollars to be wider in scope with greater impact. Thank you.

Financial Assistance Options

Free To Grow

provides up to $400 per year for any program that promotes recreational or life-skills programs. GOS is the perfect fit for this and the application is easy. Families are eligible based on income.


Jumpstart | Canadian Tire Bursaries

Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart Program offers up to $300 for programs involving physical activity.

Which is great, because we do lots of that at GOS.

All that is needed for this simple application is a T4, or three weeks paycheck to assess eligibility.

Support for Different Needs

The Canadian Mental Health Association | CMHA

facilitates access to the resources people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, build resilience, and support recovery from mental illness.

Contact your local CMHA office for details.

Next Child in the Woods: GOS Scholarships

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Guelph Outdoor School generates its own scholarships and bursaries to make sure that all families and children can benefit from our programs.

As of 2019, we ask that families apply for and take advantage of the community financial aid options as listed above, in tandem with GOS financial assistance. This extends the scope and impact of the bursary dollars provided by GOS.

Get in touch with GOS about making it work.