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Diversity Scholarship Application

Deadline: April 30, 2021

CHF Canada recognizes that the strength of its membership is in the many cultures and identities represented within co-ops. The purpose of the Diversity Scholarship is to recognize young people living in co-ops who are actively promoting diversity in their community. Our goal is to financially support the emerging leaders of the co-op housing movement in their pursuit of post-secondary education.

Young Member Academic Scholarships

In Manitoba and Southwestern Ontario the scholarship is $6,000 distributed over 4 years. Recipients will receive $1,500 for each year of study, up to a maximum of $6,000. In Atlantic Canada, the scholarship is $5,000 over four years with recipients receiving $2,000 the first year and $1,000 subsequent years.

Scholarships are awarded to students graduating from high school and entering college or university. We also offer scholarships for students who are currently enrolled in college or university undergraduate program or are returning to college or university after a break to complete an undergraduate or post-graduate program.


Applicants must:

  • live or maintain a primary residence in a CHF Canada member housing co-op in the region you are applying (Manitoba, Southwestern Ontario or Atlantic Canada.)
  • plan to attend a publicly funded Canadian community college, university or approved apprenticeship training program on a full-time basis in the 2021/2022 academic year
  • have used their knowledge and understanding of diversity to make a positive contribution to their school and/or local community
  • be under 35 years old

Training Scholarships (Pilot Initiative)

Housing co-op leaders who are actively involved and promoting diversity in their community and who wish to undertake training to improve their skills to better serve their housing co-operative can access this new Training Scholarship.

Training in diversity, inclusion, reconciliation, unconscious bias, gender equality and language training are all examples of possible training options that can be funded through this training scholarship. This could be in the form of a course, seminar, workshop, or even bringing in a traditional knowledge keeper for mentoring.

Training scholarship amounts can vary between $100 and $1000 and will be allocated according to available funding and based on Young Member Academic Scholarship demand.


Applicants must:

  • live or maintain a primary residence in a CHF Canada member housing co-op in the region you are applying (Manitoba, Southwestern Ontario or Atlantic Canada.)
  • complete a training program related to diversity, inclusion, reconciliation, unconscious bias or equality or related during 2021/2022.
  • have used, or plan to use, their knowledge and understanding of diversity, equity and/or inclusion to make a positive contribution to their local community (provide examples)
  • be an active board or committee member

Important information

To apply, fill out this application online. Attach your essay and all of the required documents.

Remember to gather all the required documents from your sources well ahead of the April 30, 2021 deadline.

For Young Member Academic Scholarships:

If you are already attending college or university, the scholarship is pro-rated for your undergraduate program. For example, someone partway through a program would be funded for the remaining years of that program.

Students will have to show us:

  • proof that they are registered as a full-time student
  • a transcript showing passing marks for the program
  • proof that their accounts with the college or university are up to date

For Training Scholarships:

Training scholarships will be awarded to board and committee members planning to attend short-term courses no longer than one year. We will not retroactively award training scholarships for courses already completed. Payment will be issued upon receiving receipts as proof of payment.