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Consider applying for a Diversity Scholarship (or new Training Scholarship)

Published March 10, 2021

Pursuing post-secondary studies in September? Or are you looking at improving your skills to better serve your co-op?

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. Since launching the Young Member Engagement Strategy in 2013, CHF Canada has made a commitment to recognize and support the emerging leaders of our movement.

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.

“By breaking down barriers for our more vulnerable population, we are not only saying we are inclusive, but are actively welcoming everyone, and being mindful that our members are as unique as each housing co-op in Canada”

– Krista Campbell, 2020 Atlantic Diversity Scholarship Recipient, Needham Housing Cooperative, Truro, Nova Scotia

NEW! Training Scholarships

This year we are adding a limited number of scholarships for leaders of any age who wish to undertake training to improve their skills to better serve their housing co-operative.

Training in diversity, inclusion, reconciliation, unconscious bias, gender equality and language training are all examples of possible training options. Training scholarships will be awarded to board and committee members for short-term courses no longer than one year.

You have until April 30 to apply. You can find details and an application form on our website.

If you know of someone at your co-op you think would be eligible and interested, please spread the word!

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