Since 2003, Scadding Court Community Centre has partnered with Toronto Community Housing, Toronto Police Services and other partners to provide scholarship opportunities to marginalized youth living in low-income housing across the City.
Investing in Our Diversity is a unique scholarship program, as recipients are chosen based not solely upon academic achievements, but also on demonstrated leadership in diversity, anti-racism and safety projects in their communities. It also gives applicants access to field-related employment opportunities and meaningful networks. Through our academic partners, recipients also receive a second year matching scholarship to ensure ongoing support, and some have since graduated to become professionals in their chosen field.
Providing an equal opportunity for young people to develop new skills, explore their interests, and enhance their pride in their community work can make neighbourhoods safer, healthier, and stronger.
As of 2018, Toronto Community Housing will be the lead on the scholarship program. To download an application, please visit the Toronto Community Housing Website
To find out more information about Scadding Court and the scholarship program, contact Rebecca Keenan at firstname.lastname@example.org / 416-392-0335