TEAL Charitable Foundation

TEAL Charitable Foundation

“Promoting the teaching and learning of English as an additional language”

The TEAL Charitable Foundation was established by BC TEAL in 1986 and is registered as a charitable organization with Revenue Canada. The TEAL Charitable Foundation’s charitable status enables it to engage in fundraising activities to support its mandate. The TCF supports the teaching and learning of English as an additional language by presenting ten annual awards and scholarships valued at $18,000 to learners and educators. The TEAL Charitable Foundation’s awards and scholarships are funded through the interest accrued from the TCF endowment with the Vancouver Foundation.

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TCF Board of Directors 2018 – 2019

  • Chair Michael Galli
  • Past Chair Jennifer Pearson Terell
  • Awards Co-Chair Jennifer Pearson Terell
  • Awards Co-Chair Joan Acosta
  • Fundraising Co-Chair Shirene Salamatian
  • Fundraising Co-Chair Yalda Ahmadvand
  • Co-Secretary Virginia Christopher
  • Co-Secretary Tanya Cowie
  • Treasurer Dale Hunter

Climb for the Cause

Plan to take part in this years Climb for the Cause – BCMC Trail on Sunday, June 3rd at 10 am. All the funds raised go directly to awards for refugees. Your support and participation can make a real difference in the life of a refugee.

Background Information

The TEAL Charitable Foundation was established by BC TEAL in 1986 to “promote the teaching and learning of English as an additional language”. Each year the TCF has a fundraising event called the Climb for the Cause- BCMC Trail to raise funds for refugees in need who wish to study at a post-secondary institution in British Columbia.

Winners of the 2018 TCF Taiga Galli Refugee Awards

Lava Mohamad Wins the 2018 Taiga Galli Refugee Award
Lava Mohamad has won this years Taiga Galli Refugee Award valued at $2500. Lava was born in a small city called Qamishli in Syria in 1999. Lava and her family escaped from Syria by travelling to Kurdistan in Iraq. On April 13, 2017 with the help of the North Lonsdale United Church, Lava’s family arrived in Canada. Lava’s dream is to become a doctor and she will use her award to begin post-secondary studies in science. Lava writes, “the main reason for choosing medicine is that I care about others and I want to help every single person especially if their lives are in danger.”

Boshra Moheq Wins the 2018 Taiga Galli Refugee Award
Boshra Moheq has won this year’s Taiga Galli Refugee Award valued at $2500. Boshra was born in Afganistan in 2000. After escaping from Afganistan, Boshra spent the first eleven years of her life living as a refugee in Peshawar in Pakistan, Mashhad in Iran, Cairo in Egypt and finally arriving in Vancouver in 2011. Boshra plans to study Social Sciences next year. Boshra feels that a university degree will “allow me to have the skills necessary to support [refugees] emotionally, mentally socially or economically.”

Registration & Making a Donation

To register please complete the online registration form available here or call Jaimie at the BC TEAL Office: 604-736-6330.

Friends, family and colleagues can support a specific climber by making a donation. Donors will find that donating is easy and secure by using the BC TEAL web site. It is suggested that each climber try to collect pledges as follows: adult climbers – $200 and student climbers – $50.

For online donations, the BC TEAL uses Stripe, which facilitates online donations for climbers. Cheques need to be made out to the “TCF Refugee Award” and mailed to the BC TEAL at #206 – 640 West Broadway, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1G4. Please provide instructions if you wish to direct the donation to a specific climber.

Income Tax receipts

Income tax receipts are issued for all donations of $25 or more.

The 2018 Cause – BCMC Trail on June 3rd at 10 am

Each climber will be given a T-shirt and water at the start of the event. We’ll meet at the entrance to the BCMC Trail at 10:00 am, Sunday June 3. Individual and group photos will be taken at the start and finish of the climb. At the summit, our tradition is to meet in the Altitudes Bistro at our own expense to cool down and celebrate completing the 2018 Climb for the Cause – BCMC Trail.

What:
The 2018 Climb for the Cause – BCMC Trail

When:
10:00 AM, Sunday, June 3, 2018. Rain or Shine

Where:
The start of the BCMC Trail at the base of Grouse Mountain

Clothing:
Layers of clothing, socks and a good pair of running shoes or hiking boots. No umbrellas or open shoes or sandals! If it is raining, wear a jacket with a hood.

Cost:
$15 to take the Grouse Mountain Gondola down after the Climb for the Cause.

 

To make a donation and support a specific climber, simply click on a climber’s name below.

TCF Awards & How to Apply

The TEAL Charitable Foundation (TCF) offers ten awards and scholarships to support English language educators, learners and projects each year. The two deadlines for applying for a TCF award or scholarship are November 1st and January 31st of each year.Please note that in accordance with TEAL Charitable Foundation Bylaws, applications received from members of the TEAL Charitable Foundation Board or the BC TEAL Board cannot be considered for TEAL Charitable Foundation awards or scholarships.
TCF Awards and Scholarships support:
  • teacher education and professional development in the field of English language instruction
  • international travel to research or study in the field of English language instruction
  • the promotion of AIDS awareness and/or health education through English language instruction
  • research projects, conferences, seminars and teacher/learner projects in the field of English language instruction
How to Apply
There is not one standard application form because each BC TEAL award is unique. To find out how to apply for a BC TEAL award or scholarship, please review the application procedure at the end of each award page. If you need further assistance, please contact us at admin@bcteal.org
TEAL Charitable Foundation Awards and Scholarships
Value: Up to $3,000
Application Deadline: November 1st
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Value: Up to $1,000
Application Deadline: November 1st
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Value: Up to $2,500
Application Deadline: January 31st
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Value: Up to $1,750
Application Deadline: November 1st
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Value: Up to $1,000
Application Deadline: November 1st
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Value: Up to $750
Application Deadline: November 1st
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Value: Up to $2,500
Application Deadline: November 1
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Value: Up to $2,000
Application Deadline: November 1st
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Value: Up to $2,500
Application Deadline: January 31st
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Value: Up to $2,500
Application Deadline: January 31st
More info...

TCF Award and Scholarship Winners

TCF Award Winners

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