Scouts Canada believes all Canadian youth should have the opportunity to participate in Scouting.
We believe each and every young person can make a meaningful contribution to creating a better world!
Scouts are recognized around the world as community ambassadors. Our Scouting Community recognizes that the differences each individual has to offer is an asset, diversity is an asset. Cost should not be a barrier. We want Scouting to be available to all Canadian youth across our country, regardless of circumstance.
Scouts Canada’s No One Left Behind subsidy program strives to ensure every child has the opportunity to maximize their potential. Every youth deserves the opportunity to build their character by means of the Scouting movement to become good citizens better prepared for success in the world.
No One Left Behind (NOLB) is funding available to low-income families across Canada to subsidize the cost of Scouting.
Scouts Canada believes every child, regardless of circumstance, should have the opportunity to go to summer camp.
3,224 youth from low-income families last year, offering subsidized membership fees, uniforms costs, outdoor equipment and camping gear to girls and boys aged 5-26 across the country.
Since 2010 16,900 youth have had the chance to participate because of NOLB.
$522,920 was distributed to youth across Canada in 2018.
Yes! 100% of funds go towards covering costs for youth!
The needs test will apply Statistics Canada’s Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) metric that is updated annually. LICO is used by many service providers and levels of government to determine recreational subsidies. LICO calculates financial need based upon a family’s size (number of family members) and household income.
For more information on LICO Statistics Canada Low Income cut-off's
Yes! There is an exceptions process in place that ensures that youth are not denied a Scouting experience should unique circumstances exist. This is done on a case-by-case basis.
The No One Left Behind Membership Fee Subsidy is available for youth from low-income households to reduce the National Fee.
The No One Left Behind Participation Subsidy also for youth in low income households provided to offset the cost to youth and their families of participating in Scouting activities. Examples include the cost of purchasing uniforms, program materials, outdoor equipment and camp fees.
The difference in addition to the purpose of the funds is the application process. See below for how to apply for both.
Applications for the No One Left Behind registration subsidy are now submitted during the registration process and are processed immediately. You can register your youth in Scouting Here . \ Select the Apply for Subsidy option within the registration process to submit your NOLB application.
The NOLB Participation Subsidy is applied for through your Group Commissioner directly. You would reach out to them directly as the funds are submitted for multiple youth by the Group Commissioner within the same application. The Participation Subsidy is up to $200 per youth each Scouting year.
Groups are able to contribute to No One Left Behind by including donating a portion of proceeds from fundraising activities to the cause. Every child should have the opportunity to experience Great Safe Scouting Adventures!