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Arts Umbrella has provided free one day workshops at their South Surrey location to 25 of our elementary schools. In addition, they have covered the cost of transportation for 14 of the 25 schools to attend the workshops that explore the theme of diversity through theatre, visual, and media arts.

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$273,000 Donation to the district's after school Jumpstart Academy physical literacy program. The donation allows students at 35 elementary school sites to participate in weekly after school sessions where students learn fundamental movement skills and the importance of healthy lifestyles.


$162,940 donation towards Surrey Steps Up which offers group-based employability skills workshops and 6 weeks of work experience to help 16 students overcome barriers to employment.


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​ITA (Industry Training Authority)

​$184,300 to purchase new trades equipment to establish a new Youth Explore Trade Skills Program. This program will act as the launching pad for students subsequent participation in higher level and more complex trades and technical education courses discovering new interests and passions in carpentry, automotive, plumbing, and electrical. With the support of the ITA the Surrey School District has seen an increase of enrollment and completion rates of youth in trades programs and ensure safe and appropriate modern trades equipment are being utilized for teaching. 


​$10,000 towards new instruments and equipment at AHP Matthew Elementary. This will allow more students to participate in music education while expanding their interests and skills.  


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$25,000 towards the new accessible playground project at Simon Cunningham Elementary. This funding will be used to help purchase new playground structure equipment ensuring all of our students have fun, safe and engaging play spaces.  

$2,908 towards a new custom stage curtain for Cedar Hills Elementary theater program and $2400 for Creekside Elementary to introduce snowshoeing as a weekly activity in the winter for more than 30 students.

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31 noise-cancelling headphones will be generously donated to Surrey Schools by Youth Accessibility Leader, Rochelle Prasad and the Self-Advocates of Semiahmoo (SAS) organization.  Funds were secured through the Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) for Youth Innovation Projects. The headphones will be a beneficial resource for students with autism and sensory challenges; providing them with the comfort and control they need to concentrate, relax, and focus in a classroom setting. The SAS organization, is a group of individuals who identify as having diverseabilities (disabilities). One of their goals is to provide awareness to students of the capabilities of all people and how to empower others to live positively. 


$100,000 was graciously donated by Mr. William Vandekerkhove, of Super Save Disposal, in support of our Surrey School Meal Programs. Each school day, the Surrey School Meal Programs strive to feed as many students in need as possible, providing them with complete and nutritious meals. More than 1,600 students receive breakfast at more than 50 school district sites each morning. Approximately 2,200 students receive lunch across 22 elementary schools and eight secondary locations. Thank you Mr. Vandekerkhove and Super Save Disposal for your continued support. 

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​Through their Bursary Program, Tzu Chi helped send over 180 students to Spring Break camps between March 18 – 22, 2019.  


$7,500 donation to our REACH pre-employment program. REACH focuses on developing employment, life and leadership skills for over 150 students in Surrey between the ages of 15-18. All participating students gain essential pre-employment certifications that will help them secure employment, obtain work experience opportunities and develop skills in how to present yourself in an interview, how to build a proper resume, and communication development. 
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$430,200 in total donations towards our Attendance Matters program, four of our lunch programs and the Welcome Centre’s Bridge and Expressive Arts programs. In addition, the donation is utilized to cover emergency costs for food, clothes, transportation, school supplies and extra curricular activities when there is no other way to provide these items to students.   

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