Through generous funding from the Government of Canada and the Provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia through the Canada-New Brunswick/Nova Scotia Labour Market Development Agreements, the province of Prince Edward Island, and TD, we are pleased to offer a limited number of travel and registration grants to youth living with a disability aged 15-24 from Atlantic Canada.
Travel and registration grants will cover summit registration (including meals), a travel stipend, airfare for those living in Newfoundland and Labrador, and two nights of hotel accommodation for the recipient and his or her caregiver/family member.
Registration grants will only cover expenses for one caregiver or family member.
In order to be eligible for funding, you must:
- Be between the ages of 15 to 24 as of December 2015
- Be living with a disability
- Be living in Atlantic Canada
All delegates applying for a travel and registration grant will be required to pay a $50 participation fee. If this fee poses a financial challenge, please contact the Special Projects Coordinator
To apply for a travel and registration grant
Please create a video or written essay telling us about yourself and why you want to attend Youth in Action Atlantic. Choose the option that you feel will best illustrate you!
Please tell us a bit about your history, including any involvement you may have with community organizations that serve people with disabilities and how you plan to use what you learn to develop your career path and employment goals.
When you are done, submit your essay OR video when registering online.
Tips for writing your essay
- Prepare your essay using word processing software or as a text file (maximum 250 words). Prepare your submission BEFORE you begin the online registration process!
- Tell us about yourself and why you want to attend Youth in Action Atlantic.
- During the registration process, you will see a text box for your essay. Instead of retyping your essay, we recommend that you cut and paste it into the text box. This will help avoid errors.
Tips for preparing your video
- Prepare a video of yourself that is no more than FIVE minutes long.
- Be creative!
- Upload the video.
- After you have finished preparing your video, complete the conference registration form online.
- If you prefer, you can burn the video to a disk or copy it onto a USB stick and send it to the following address:
Muscular Dystrophy Canada
56 Avonlea Ct., Suite 203
Fredericton, NB E3C 1N8
Be sure to label the video with your name. Note: the video must be formatted as a .mov or .avi file.
If creating an essay or video is not possible for you, candidates may contact Muscular Dystrophy Canada for alternative methods.
Participants must make their own travel arrangements, even those delegates whose travel costs are covered. If you require support with this, please contact the Special Projects Coordinator.
We ask that those travelling from Newfoundland and Labrador please book as early as possible, in order to help us minimize cost and be able to assist as many people as we can to attend this event.
Be prepared to provide your permanent medical record number or your CNIB card for those who are legally blind in order to make the travel booking process as smooth as possible
Wheelchair Details Required
Please take these measurements with all removable parts removed. Any tools to disassemble/reassemble the chair should be brought with you.
These details need to be exact as some aircraft’s can not handle certain sizes in cargo.
- Dry or Wet Cell
Travel grant recipients who will be travelling by motor vehicle will be provided a stipend to assist with gas purchase only. Please be sure to submit the relevant receipts and a travel claim form.