At the recent board meeting held in conjunction with the GAC meeting in Kingston, 22 grants were approved, totalling $209,500
The Canadian Geological Foundation provided a multi-year grant (14-20) committed from 2014 – 2016 to support the costs associated with the delivery of EdGEO Workshops across Canada. During the period from January 2014 through May 2015, 9 EdGEO workshops were delivered to a total of 204 teachers, held in Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Alberta, BC and the Yukon.
Grant 2013-9 supported the field collaborations that has led to the publication of the book “Geology of Nova Scotia”. This is a traveller’s guide to 48 sites of geologic interest in Nova Scotia. Maps, GPS waypoints, and travel directions make it easy for anyone to visit breathtaking, informative locations both on and off the beaten path. Together, these sites reveal the geological history of Nova Scotia. Colour photographs and accompanying descriptions capture the appeal and significance of the rocks at each site. The book is published by Boulder Publications and is available through on-line outlets as well as local book shops
Twenty six grants were awarded in 2014, for a total of $237,000. Most of the grants were single year, with four multi-year awards.
The Bancroft Gem and Mineral Club received $25,000 from CGF (Grant 13-3) to refurbish displays at their Bancroft Mineral and Mining Museum. Images of this successful project follow.
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A 2008 CGF grant provided John Calder with the critical seed money to proceed with his book on the Joggins Fossil Cliffs in Nova Scotia. The book was published in April 2012.
CGF has provided support to “Mining Matters” Aboriginal Youth Outreach program through a grant in 2011, and a multi-year grant in 2012. This innovative program consists of Aboriginal Youth Outreach Camps that introduce Aboriginal youth to practical geological and mineral exploration activities, including prospecting, claim staking, and mapping, as well as the use of GPS technology and environmental geochemistry.
At the 2012 Annual General Meeting, the directors of CGF approved the award of a total of $149,339 in grants to 12 organizations,
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During the International Year of Planet Earth (IYPE 2007-2009), the Canadian National Committee for IYPE and the Canadian Geoscience Education Network (CGEN) partnered to produce a comprehensive web site explaining the scope and opportunities for employment in the field of Earth science (www.earthsciencescanada.com/careers). The Explore a Career in Earth Sciences web site is an innovative, comprehensive and up-to-date site for junior high school students in Canada. A 2009 CGF grant helped complete this project, and in 2011 CGF committed funding to support this successful venture over the next three years.