Access financial support for your education journey

Foundation Scholarships

Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada awards scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 once a year through a competitive process. Decisions are made by our Scholarship Award Committee.

Applications will next open in December for the academic year beginning in September 2023.

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be:

  • A current Crown (permanent) Ward, or have been a Crown Ward for at least one year, or be eligible for Continued Care and Support for Youth.
  • Under 26 years of age at the start of their current school program, or under 30 years of age if they have received scholarship or bursary funding from Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada for the same program in previous years.
  • Registered at or planning to attend a program at a post-secondary institution either full-time or on a reduced schedule due to an accommodation, for a full academic year.

Connect with our team

Amanda Ball
Program Officer
(416) 923-0924, ext. 226
[email protected]
Boy who was the winner of the Ted Rogers scholarship fund and is holding award in front of him

Brandon, Ted Rogers Scholarship recipient and former youth in care

Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund

The Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund is available for young people in Canada with experience in government care who are starting their first post-secondary program.

Learn more about the Fund

Application fees

If you are applying for a post-graduate program, you may be eligible to receive financial support for your application fees.

Learn more about the Fund

Campus tours

In partnership with the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, we can help arrange campus tours if you are thinking of applying to college or university.

Connect with our team

Asifa Malik
Youth Employment Mentor
[email protected]

Apply for a bursary

Bursary awards are available throughout the school year to full- and part-time post-secondary students who meet the eligibility criteria. Bursaries are for a maximum of $2,000 for full-time students and up to $200 per course for part-time students.

To be eligible for a bursary, applicants must be:

  • A current Crown (permanent) Ward, or have been a Crown (permanent) Ward for at least one year, or be eligible for Continued Care and Support for Youth
  • Under 26 years of age at the start of their current school program, or under 30 years of age if they have received scholarship or bursary funding from the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada for the same program in previous years
  • Registered at or planning to attend school either full or part time year at an accredited post-secondary school

The Bursary program will open for 2022-2023 applications in August 2022.

Connect with our team

Amanda Ball
Program Officer
(416) 923-0924, ext. 226
[email protected]

Apply for a graduation award

If you are under 30 and have graduated from a post-secondary program for which you received support from a Foundation scholarship or bursary, you are eligible to apply for a Graduation Award.

Graduation Awards are paid in two installments: 90% will be paid at the time of Stand Up for Kids Night in September, and the remaining 10% will be paid six months later upon completion of a survey.

Apply for graduation award

Connect with our team

Amanda Ball
Program Officer
(416) 923-0924, ext. 226
[email protected]

High school upgrading

If you need to upgrade any of your high school courses so that you can meet the entrance criteria of a post-secondary institution, we can help with funding support.

Post-secondary tutoring support

If you’re enrolled at a college or university and would like tutoring support, we can help.

Get a vocational assessment

If you’re not sure what type of career you would enjoy or what you would be good at, we can help you access vocational and psycho-educational assessments.

Get funding for a career-related course

If you would like to complete a course that isn’t being offered by a post-secondary institution but will have a positive impact on your career or is required to get a job, we can help.

Learn about eligibility and applications

Young People In Profile

Meet Brigitte

“Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada has supported me in getting braces for my teeth, scholarships for my studies, and even clothes. They’ve helped me get connected to community supports and get a laptop and printer. I hope to use my experiences in care, and in life, to help youth and families in my community and give back. One of my more personal goals is to fully love and be at peace with myself.”