Keegan HELP Fund

Financial assistance for youth ages 12-24 so they can advance their opportunities for education and learning.

Only one in 10 incidents where a youth was accused of a crime happened at school during school hours or a supervised activity (Statistics Canada 2014).

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The Keegan HELP Fund provides a bursary of up to $500 per calendar year for a variety of positive activities for marginalized youth who are connected to Calgary-based agencies and organizations (e.g. school, sports, probation, charity, counselling, etc.). Successful applicants can use the funding for things like:

  • Courses and classes
  • Sports and recreation opportunities
  • Tutoring
  • Employment readiness
  • Camps
  • Identification e.g. Drivers’ License, Passport etc.


Please read carefully before filling out the application. Incomplete answers may result in delays in processing the application

  • Youth will submit an application form that identifies the opportunity they wish to pursue and how this opportunity will advance their education and learning.
  • Each applicant can receive a bursary of up to $500 per calendar year. Applicants may apply more than once per year but will not be approved for more than $500 per calendar year.
  • Applicants will be asked to identify other sources of funding going towards their opportunity
  • Priority will be given to applicants who have not been previously approved.
  • Up to 50 per cent of the HELP Fund will be prioritized for Indigenous youth.
  • Applicants may reapply at a later date if an application is not successful.
  • Applicants will need to demonstrate that they have been associated with an agency or organization for a minimum of three months prior to application.
  • Applicants will identify their staff supporter to assist them in the pursuit of their goal(s). The staff supporter should provide ongoing support during the application process and may be contacted for further information.
  • Applications will be reviewed by the Keegan HELP Working Group on an ongoing basis.
  • All applicants will be informed of the result of their application or be asked to provide additional information within two (2) weeks of the application deadline. (Please allow 2-3 weeks for cheque processing.)
  • Successful applicants will be asked to provide a verbal or written report to the Keegan HELP Working Group within 60 days of the bursary being used.
  • CJHS’s Communications Advisor may contact you for social media and/or storytelling opportunities
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