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Take Action Against Tobacco Use (TATU) Grants
New Brunswick Department of Social Development 
This grant program provides up to $5,000 to support community-led initiatives to increase tobacco-free living and strengthen community action with an emphasis on youth-led initiatives, partnerships and comprehensive actions. 
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TATU Success Stories

We love sharing success stories from individuals and organizations who used a TATU grant to promote tobacco-free living in their community! Here are all the TATU Grant stories we have published over the years to inspire you to take action. 

  • CCNB Edmundston Leads the Way in New Brunswick With Province’s First Smoke-Free Campus
    The Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB) Edmundston Campus became the first college campus in New Brunswick to implement a smoke-free environment policy in September 2017. Under New Brunswick’s Smoke-Free Places Act, all elementary, middle and high schools must have smoke-free grounds. Post-secondary institutions are not required to be completely smoke-free, but they must enforce a 9m smoke-free zone around all campus entrances. The CCNB Edmundston Campus is a great example of how universities and campuses can be proactive and implement their own smoke-free policy – thus keeping up with the public’s demand for healthier spaces throughout the province and promoting health and wellbeing for their students and employees. Read more.

  • A Group Effort at School and in the Community: the Success Story of Fundy High School
    Sarah Morgan-Lee is a science and math teacher at Fundy High School. She also works with the school's Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) group. "Our name is our mission," she said. The group consists of 20 students, ranging from grades 9 to 12, as well as different members of the school's staff and professional health practitioners. Their goal is to promote and support tobacco-free living at school and in the community. Read more.

  • Stop Smoking, Start Living! at Harvest House Atlantic
    Denise McCluskey is the Development and Marketing Officer at Harvest House Atlantic in Moncton. The centre has been a staple of the city since 1997, offering an emergency homeless shelter, serving over 150 meals a day, and hosting several recovery and General Educational Development programs. Through a government program, the centre hired an employee to keep the location clean. Denise explains that no matter how well he cleaned the grounds, when she arrived to work in the morning, she found cigarette butts everywhere. Read more.

  • Let the Students Choose Their Path: the Ridgeview Middle School Success StoryThe Ridgeview Middle School teaches 289 students from grades 6 to 8 in the Oromocto region. Wendy Carlisle, the school coordinator, with Julie Carr and Pat Kilfillen, two public health nurses, facilitate the school's first Middle School TATU Club, with the help of a Take Action Against Tobacco Use grant from the Department of Social Development. Read more.

  • Information and Life-Skills to Prevent Smoking in Children: the Success Story of the St. Joseph's Community Health Centre
    Kathy London Anthony works as a community health nurse at the St. Joseph's Community Health Centre in Saint John. Inside St. Joseph's Hospital, a team of professionals, including family physicians, nurses and social workers offer a variety of services to residents in the area. On a day-to-day basis, Kathy explains that prevention is key to providing health care. Read more.

  • Smoke-Free, at School and in the Community: the Property Surrounding Cité des Jeunes A.-M.Sormany goes 100% smoke-free!
    For the 965 students, back-to-school was special this year at Cité des Jeunes A.-M. Sormany in Edmundston. Since September 1st, 2016, with the help of the Take Action on Tobacco Use Grant Program, the school launched the « Un environnement sans fumée, à l'école et dans ma communauté » (A smoke-free environment at school and in my community) program, which makes the school and neighbouring properties, including various sports and arts facilities, 100% smoke-free. Read more.

  • Bonar Law Memorial High School’s Teens Against Tobacco Use Club Uses Engaging Peer-Lead Outreach to Help Its Student Population Be Smoke-Free.
    Bonar Law Memorial High School’s (Rexton, New Brunswick) It’s Quitting Time project has got its grade 9 through 12 Teens Against Tobacco Use Club members coming up with creative ways to get their peers to adopt healthy smoke-free lifestyles. Read more.

  • Harcourt School Empowers Its Young Students to Say No to Smoking and Second-Hand Smoke.
    Kevin Scully is the principal at Harcourt School, a very small rural school in Kent County, New Brunswick with only 40 students from kindergarten through grade 5. Thanks to a Take Action Against Tobacco Use Grant offered by the New Brunswick Department of Social Development, Scully has been able to implement a tobacco-free living education initiative at his school that has empowered his young students to encourage their families to live healthier and tobacco-free lifestyles. Read more

  • "Smart Choices Centre" Is the Place to Be for Students at Caledonia Regional High School - Reinforcing Healthy Tobacco-Free Habits.
    Like many rural schools, Caledonia Regional High School’s community has few entertainment options for its older students who are permitted to leave the school campus during lunchtime. Teacher Benjamin Kelly knew boredom and a lack of stimulating activities leads teenagers to make unhealthy choices. He thus came up with the idea of setting up a fun, safe and healthy space inside the school where the students would want to hang out during lunch hour instead of leaving the school’s grounds.  This room became the Smart Choices Centre. Read more.