Eligibility Guidelines

Teacher Eligibility Requirements

In order to post projects on MyClassNeeds.ca, a teacher must be:

  • A qualified K-12 educator
  • A full-time employee in the publicly-funded school system: this includes Catholic and other faith-based schools, independent schools so long as they receive the majority of their operational funding through the public system. Teachers at First Nations schools funded by the federal government through Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada are also eligible.
  • Primarily assigned to directly serve students

Project Eligibility Requirements

  • A project must clearly identify potential benefit to student learning
  • The project must adhere to Provincial/Board/School fundraising policies (e.g. fundraising for textbooks is not allowed in the Ontario publicly funded system).

    First-time project proposals are limited to a maximum of $1000 dollars (before shipping, taxes and fees). Once a project is successfully funded through the general project stream AND a project report package has been received by MCN, project limits are removed. Projects funded through a partner-supported stream (e.g. Fuel Your School, Copernicus Eco Fund, etc.) do not count towards a minimum of one successfully funded project. (NOTE: MCN strongly advises that project requests be kept within a manageable dollar amount, as a smaller ask increases the chances of successfully funding a project)

NOTE that these are general eligibility requirements, and that certain partner initiatives may have different eligibility requirements for teachers, projects and requested materials. 

Ineligible Suppliers

There are certain types of suppliers we are not able to order from:

  • Non-Canadian suppliers (due to currency conversions, duties and shipping delays)
  • Canadian Suppliers with incompatible ordering/shipping processes (e.g. suppliers who don't ship to 3rd parties)
  • Amazon suppliers which are not eligible for Amazon Prime (i.e. suppliers whose fulfillment is not done by Amazon)

Wherever possible we suggest a suitable alternative during the application process

Ineligible Resources

The following items are not eligible for funding through MyClassNeeds:

  • Any items that are prohibited for fundraising based on school/board/provincial policies
  • Building equipment and furniture (e.g. bulbs, fans, heaters, air conditioners, tables, chairs, cabinets, carpets,...)
  • Cash or equivalents (e.g. gift cards)
  • Perishable items (including food)
  • Any materials that cannot be shipped by the vendor (e.g. construction materials such as brick, lumber,...)
  • Items that are not eligible for Amazon Prime shipping (i.e. items not fulfilled by Amazon.ca)