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Diversity Scholarships

Diversity Scholarships

Why a Diversity Scholarship?

CHF Canada recognizes that the strength of its membership is in the many cultures and identities represented within Canada’s housing co‑ops. CHF Canada has joined with regional federations across the country to recognize and support young people living in housing co-ops who are actively involved and promoting diversity in their community. The goal of the Diversity Scholarship program is to financially support emerging leaders of the co‑op housing movement in their pursuit of post-secondary education. To date, more than $1.7 million has been awarded to nearly 400 recipients across the program.

Who can apply?

Scholarships are available to young members (35 and under) of CHF Canada member housing co-ops in Manitoba, Southwestern Ontario and the Atlantic provinces. For full eligibility requirements, see the online application form. Diversity scholarships are also available through the following regional federations: CHFT, PHCHF, GHCHF, COCHF, CHASEO and CHF BC.

What programs of study are covered?

Scholarships will be awarded to recipients entering post-secondary education or to full-time students currently pursuing a degree.


The scholarship program across all federations is made possible by donations from over 70 companies, organizations and individuals.

The Co-operators is a major and long-term sponsor of CHF Canada’s Diversity Scholarship.

Thanks to all our sponsors!

How do I apply?

Applications are closed for 2020. Please check back later for the 2021 applications.


Cathy Volans
Co-ordinator, Co‑operative Services (Atlantic)
1 (866) 213-2667

Southwestern Ontario
Denise McGahan
Program Manager, Member Services
1 (800) 644-3949



Thank you to the sponsors of our Diversity Scholarship program: Assiniboine Credit Union, Bluenose Engineering, The Co-operators, the Community Housing Management Network, The Zock Group Inc., and Village Canadien Co-operative.