About Membership Subsidies
No One Left Behind was established in 2007 to ensure that no child is denied a Scouting experience due to financial hardship. A basic financial needs test will be applied, with need determined based on information disclosed by Scouting families under an honour system.
After submitting your request you will be asked to advise on your household income and family size. This information will be factored into a financial needs test. 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.
An exception process will be established and managed by No One Left Behind Service Centres to ensure that youth are not denied a Scouting experience should unique circumstances exist.
All applications are confidential and only the No One Left Behind Service Centre is aware of the name and personal situation of all applicants. Funding provided is relative to this application only and does not a guarantee future funding. Please re-apply annually.
No One Left Behind Participation subsidies are 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.
Note: Through August, 2020, Scouts Canada will no longer be providing No One Left Behind Participation subsidies. Groups requiring financial assistance for program-related expenses are encouraged to visit Scouts.ca in September to find out how to submit an NOLB Participation request for the 2020-21 Scouting Year.
||New Process (Sept. 2018)
|No One Left Behind Participation subsidy applications submitted to Service Centres for Council approval.
||No One Left Behind Participation subsidy applications submitted directly to the Scouts Canada National Service Centre
|No recommended request amount per individual applicant.
||No One Left Behind Participation subsidies provided up to $200 per individual applicant. Applications exceeding this limit require additional approval.
|Cheque mailed to Group for approved subsidies.
||Funds transfer made to Group bank account for approved subsidies.
Respect In Sport for Activity Leaders — Scouter Subsidy
Scouters may be eligible for a subsidy to cover the cost of the Scouts Canada’s mandatory child and youth safety course, Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders (RIS).
To apply for the subsidy Scouters can email RISsubsidy@scouts.ca. The Help Centre will review the application and determine if the Scouter is eligible for the subsidy. If the application is approved the e-learning course will be added to the Scouter’s David Huestis Learning Centre profile.