MEC/ACMG Adventure Access Program and Community Scholarship Fund

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The MEC Adventure Access Program is a unique, exclusive partnership between the ACMG and MEC wherein eligible organizations and affinity groups can apply for subsidies to cover the cost of certified guides and instructors for exciting trips.

The MEC Community Scholarship was established to assist aspiring mentors and leaders in climbing instruction, hiking guiding and mountain guiding fields, and further their personal and professional development through additional Training and Assessment Program courses and exams.

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Adventure Access Program

 

While the genesis of the program in 2009 targeted youth, MEC's generosity and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion has allowed expansion to cover organizations that represent BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+, adaptive and other marginalized communities. There are enough barriers to recreating outside - money should not be an additional one.

If your organization serves youth or members of any marginalized community, consider applying so that they might experience rock climbing, via ferrata, hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, waterfall ice climbing or avalanche education under the care and expertise of an ACMG certified guide or instructor.

Applications need to be completed by:

  • April 15 for spring and summer programs
  • October 15 for fall and winter programs.

Click on the link below to fill out an application form.

Adventure Access Program Application Form

Adventure Access Program Evaluation Form

Questions? Email us at access@acmg.ca.

MEC Community Scholarship

A Partnership between MEC and the ACMG

MEC established this scholarship to assist aspiring mentors and leaders in climbing instruction, hiking guiding and mountain guiding fields, and further their personal and professional development through additional Training and Assessment Program courses and exams.

In keeping with MEC's mission to "inspire and enable everyone to lead active outdoor lifestyles," preference will be given to applicants who:

    • have shown a commitment to providing outdoor recreation opportunities to vulnerable or marginalized communities in either a voluntary or professional capacity; or,
    • are members of historically underrepresented communities within the ACMG, e.g. BIPOC or 2SLGBTQ+.

Eligible individuals will meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Be actively pursuing further ACMG training or certification
  • Possess experience providing outdoor recreation opportunities to vulnerable or marginalized communities, in either a voluntary of professional capacity or identify as a member of the BIPOC or 2SLGBTQ+ communities

Selection Criteria

  • Strength of application
  • Strength of references
  • Demonstration of financial need

Award

  • ACMG Training and Assessment Program tuition credits: 5 awards of $1000 each

Click on the link below to fill out an application form.

MEC Community Scholarship Application Form

Deadline: August 15 annually

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