Program FAQ

Program Rules and FAQ

Program Rules

  • Projects meeting the eligibility guidelines will be posted on
  • Starting on May 1st, My Class Needs will begin selecting projects for funding
  • Funding allocation will continue until May 31st, or until funds are expended, whichever comes first.
  • Projects will have a maximum posting period of 90 days
  • If the project is selected for funding, the resources will be purchased by MyClassNeeds and shipped to the classroom
  • Project applications will be suspended when the TELUS Montreal Choose Your Own Invention Fund is fully allocated to posted projects.
  • Teachers must comply with all MyClassNeeds program rules, including the completion of a close-out package if their project is successful


  • What does the initiative involve?

    TELUS Montreal Choose Your Own Invention Fund will provide up to 100% top-up funding to qualifying projects posted to Up to $12,000 is available for funding of the eligible projects. All classroom project requests must be approved by MyClassNeeds to be eligible for funding.

    To qualify, projects must have a makerspace education focus and must meet the program eligibility criteria.

  • Do classroom projects receive cash funding?

    No, the projects must outline resources (products or services) needed to accomplish the project goals and their associated costs. If a project is successfully funded (i.e. meets its funding goal before the funding end date) MyClassNeeds purchases the resources and ensures their delivery to the classroom.

  • What happens if a project doesn’t meet the funding goal? Can a classroom receive the funds raised up to that point?

    If a project is not successfully funded before the end date, and any individual donors contributed to the project they are notified and given the opportunity to reallocate their donation to another project.

    MyClassNeeds does not provide partial funding to projects that don’t meet their funding goals.

  • How are projects posted and made available for funding?

    MyClassNeeds will review each classroom project request submitted to confirm that the project and submitter meets the eligibility requirements. Once MyClassNeeds approves the classroom project request, MyClassNeeds will post the project on and the project will be available for funding.

  • Discontinuance

    Should the program be discontinued for any reason, distributes any remaining funds to eligible projects posted on

  • Who can I contact with any questions or comments?

    Please email