Passion to Purpose Virtual

Take action in the new normal

Post-Event Resources

Grant Resources

Community Action Guide

Download a digital copy of the workbook.

Grant Applications

Feeling inspired?
Apply for your grant today!

Grant Requirements

Learn about eligibility, requirements, and read about project examples.

Grant Talk Presentation

Review and take pointers from the from the Grant Talk presentation!

Mentorship calls

Schedule a mentorship call with the us!

P2P to Gold

Requirements how to turn your Passion to Purpose Project into your Gold Project

Project Templates

See complete list of Project Templates that you can easily follow to create a project and implement in your community!

FAQs

You have questions, we have answers!

Successful Community Projects

Need inspiration? Read about what other youth are doing in their communities!

S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Learn to plan your project effectively and efficiently!

Mentorship calls

Schedule a mentorship call with the us!

P2P to Gold

Requirements how to turn your Passion to Purpose Project into your Gold Project

Speakers

Sarah Wells

Olympian and Founder of Believe Initiative

Obstacles don’t scare Sarah Wells. As a 400m hurdler, this Olympian’s reputation was forged through overcoming challenges and achieving the incredible. Take her debut at the London Olympics in 2012, which came despite an injury that had sidelined her for months just the year before. Outside of competitive sports, this athlete is coaching people to pursue their goals through the Believe Initiative, an organization founded on—fittingly—a message of resilience. Most recently you would have seen Sarah pushing her limits on the latest season of the Amazing Race Canada, where she got to push her boundaries in a whole new kind of way! Evidently someone who understands the importance of self-belief and the power of purpose, you’ll want to listen-up when this Olympic semi-finalist and Pan Am Games silver medallist takes the virtual stage. 

Jeevana Rajkumar

Grant manager, Passion to purpose

Jeevana Rajkumar is the current Grants Manager for the Award’s Passion To Purpose Community Service Grant Program. Coming from a immigrant family that fled from civil unrest, she understands how lived experiences, socioeconomic privilege and access to platforms can heavily influence the way young people interact with their environment. Believing firmly that no single approach is right for every young person, she works with each application to support their application through the process. Her background in grants administration and youth support roles guide her relationship with each young person that she works with. Her goal is to support each young person through their change journeys, in ways that best fit their needs.

 

Jeevana earned degrees in psychology and human resources, focusing on social interaction and social justice.

Abbey Lee Hallet

Jack.org

Abbey Lee Hallett is from the small town of Bowmanville, Ontario, but currently resides in Kingston, Ontario, where she first began her mental health advocacy journey. As a former student at Queen’s University, Abbey Lee worked on campus as a peer supporter and shift leader at the Peer Support Centre, where she provided confidential, nonjudgmental support and resource referral to fellow students. This interest in supporting others led her to join her university’s Jack Chapter, where she then went on to volunteer and participate in Jack Ride 2020 and was hired as a Jack.org Network Representative from 2020-2021. Abbey Lee is particularly interested in advocating for equitable access to healthcare, intersectional mental health services, and mental health literacy. When she’s not working at Jack.org, Abbey Lee can be found trying to memorize the Hamilton soundtrack, watching Merlin or any movie/show with Tom Hiddleston, or tending to her dog Dez’s every need.

Braedon Aujla

Jack.org

Braedon Auikla was born and raised in Prince George, BC, and is currently studying Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Northern British Columbia. Braedon has a passion for mental health advocacy and for normalizing positive conversations about mental health. As he believes this is the first step towards systemic change in our communities. In his spare time he likes to learn about film and the film making process, make ice cream (iSCREAM by Braedon *patent pending*), and play/watch a variety of sports. He is also the unofficial Global Ambassador for the Vancouver Canucks.

Partners

Canada Service Corps

Canada Service Corps is a federal program that is being developed by youth, for youth. The program aims to support young Canadians to get involved in their community through service opportunities, while at the same time gaining valuable skills that will benefit them in life and work.

Got questions?

Email: p2p@dukeofed.org
@dukeofedcanada
Email: p2p@dukeofed.org
@dukeofedcanada

Good luck with everyone!

Thank you for taking your time to join us today! Hope everyone was inspired to go out in their communities and start the change!

Feeling inspired? Apply for your
Passion to Purpose Community Grant today!

 
 
BELIEVE PROGRAM
1. The Believe Summit Kick-off 
  • What a Believe Summit Looks Like: HERE
  • Believe Summit Impact Feedback Video HERE
2. The Believe 10 week curriculum in class to help build out the projects 
3. The Believe Inspiration Fair
  • An inspiration Fair Example – HERE

Additionally, I wanted to show you a few of the student projects we have featured. Each student takes a passion they have and a problem they want to solve, and they find a way to connect that passion to a problem and therefore fulfill our mission to help others build self belief through action.

 
BELIEVE PASSION PROJECTS
“Open-When…” Passion Project 
Passion: Gift Giving, Problem: Human connection at a distance
Video: HERE
 
Star Light Passion Project 
Passion: Robotics, Problem: Mental Health
Video: HERE
 
Mental Health App Passion Project 
Passion: Technology Problem: Mental Health
Video: HERE
 
Repurposed Jean Bags Passion Project  
Passion: Eco-Clothing Problem: Need new computers at school
Video: HERE