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.