Who We Serve

Elevation Outdoors provides outdoor recreation programs to youth ages 12 - 18. We provide full scholarships to youth who meet any one of the criteria listed below as we believe that all local youth, regardless of personal circumstances, should have the opportunity to make healthy lifestyle choices and experience personal growth through participation in challenging outdoor pursuits.

Elevation Outdoors is a charitable organization and in order to remain within the guidelines of the Canada Revenue Agency, we need evidence of one of the following criteria for all scholarship applicants.

  • Parent/guardian or the youth are receiving social assistance.
  • The youth is involved with MCFD programs or is in foster care.
  • The youth is on parole, probation, or in a restorative justice program
  • The youth gets referred by a mental health clinician or practitioner
  • The youth identifies as Indigenous (or Metis, First Nations, etc.)
  • Parent/Guardian living with the participant has income at or below the Low Income Cut-Offs - see table below.

The following table shows LICO for the year 2024:

SIZE OF FAMILY UNIT 12 months  6 Months
One person $28,339 $14,170
Two persons $35,282 $17,641
Three persons $43,373 $21,687
Four persons $52,662 $26,331
Five persons $59,728 $29,864
Six persons $67,362 $33,681
Seven persons $74,998 $37,499
If more than seven persons, for each additional person, add $7,634 $3,817

In order to attest the applicant meets one of the above requirements we do, require documentation.  This can be provided via a letter/documents from the appropriate government agency, the parent/guardian's most recent tax return or NOA, pay stub/deposit slips indicating the receipt of social assistance.

If you do do not meet this criteria, but still require support, partial scholarships may be available.

Please contact us at [email protected] if you have questions regarding eligibility or to submit your required information. .