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Foundation Scholarships

Now open for applications!

Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada awards scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 once a year through a competitive process. Applications will open Monday January 23, 2023 for the academic year beginning in September, or January 2024. To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be:

  • A permanent ward, or were a permanent ward of a Child Welfare Agency for at least 12 months, or are/were eligible for a provincial or territorial extended care program, such as Continued Care and Support for Youth (CCSY), or Voluntary Youth Services Agreement (VYSA)
  • Be age 18 or be under the age of 30 when starting of continuing in your program
  • Are 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 starting in September 2023, or January 2024

Apply for a Scholarship

The deadline to submit your online application is Monday March 13, 2023.

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Questions? We have answers in our Most Asked Questions PDF.

Need help? If you have questions about eligibility, the online form and its questions, or the supplementary documents detailed on the application form, please contact [email protected]

Connect with our team

Amanda Ball
Program Manager
(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

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.

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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 is now open for applications.

Apply for a bursary

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]

Other career and academic funding

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.”