Shade Structure Grant Program


This one-time Grant Program is now closed.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this program a tremendous success!

The Canadian Dermatology Association is excited to share the construction progress of its six recipients for the 2020 CDA Shade Structure Grant Program. This innovative program helps public schools, daycares, city parks and non-profit organizations create sun-safe environments in their communities.

CDA Grant recipients shared a total of up to $41,200 to build and install permanent shade structures in outdoor areas such as playgrounds, pools, parks, and recreation spaces.

Providing shade in outdoor areas that are not protected from the sun is one of the most important ways to reduce sun exposure and the associated health risks. There was a tremendous response across Canada with the CDA receiving a total of over 1,200 Grant applications and a total ask of over $1.2 Million!

Watch our social media channels for the CDA Construction-in-Progress Updates for this year’s Six Grant recipients:

  1. Corpus Christi Fundraising Association – Edmonton, AB
    A 14×16 ft. custom designed shade structure as part of a large-scale playground construction project.
  2. Ecole Powerview School – Powerview, MB
    A 28×40 ft. open air wooden post shade structure with a solid roof, built by the school’s Grade 11 and 12 construction classes, under the supervision of its classroom teacher and a local contractor.
  3. Corporation of the Town of Carleton Place – Carleton Place, ON
    A 10×16 ft. shade structure beside a community play structure and BMX pump track/skateboard park area.
  4. Ville de Delson – Delson, QC
    A 20×20 ft. shade structure to provide shade for members of the community gathering at Parc du Centenaire where many outdoor activities including exhibitions, public markets and themed festivals take place.
  5. Ville de Beresford – Beresford, NB
    A 20×20 ft. permanent shade structure in a community park to provide shade near the park play structures making it possible for the community to sit sheltered from the sun.
  6. Back Bay Elementary Home and School Association – Back Bay, NB
    A 10×14 ft. shade structure between their playground and ballfield to provide shade for students and other members of the community.

Join the conversation and watch for CDA’s Construction-in-Progress Updates on its social media channels and share these posts with your network. Congratulations to all the CDA Grant recipients!

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