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From clean ups to social media, how Diversity Scholarship recipient Dylan helps his co-op

Published December 17, 2021

Dylan, with two dogs, kneels near a Diversity Scholarship bannerIn 2021, Dylan received CHF Canada’s Manitoba Diversity Scholarship to study Social Media and Web Marketing at CDI College in Winnipeg.

A member of Westboine Park Co-op’s Ways and Means committee, Dylan has taken on a leadership role in the co-op’s fall and spring cleanup projects. Since the co-op covers 14 acres, these are big undertakings! Dylan has helped plan, organize volunteers, make sure the supplies and equipment are in place, and also make sure that volunteers are recognized and appreciated.

Michael Goulet, General Manager of Westboine Park Co-op, looks forward to how the co-op can benefit from an engaged young member like Dylan with the expertise that his Social Media and Web Marketing program will bring:

“Social media has become increasingly important in member engagement. Knowledge in this area is instrumental in today’s world and his input in the co-op’s website, Facebook page, and other social media platforms will not only add to internal member communication but can be used to entice new members to the co-op and connect Westboine to other co-ops nationwide.”

CHF Canada’s Diversity Scholarships are available to young members (35 and under) of CHF Canada member housing co-ops in Manitoba, Southwestern Ontario and the Atlantic provinces. Training scholarships are available to board and committee members of any age.

The online application form will be launched in mid-March with an April 30 deadline for submitting completed applications.

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

Thank you to the sponsors of the Manitoba Diversity Scholarship program: Co-operators, Assiniboine Credit Union, Westboine Housing Co-op and Village Canadien Co-operative. If you are interested in sponsoring this program, please contact jlapalme@chfcanada.coop.

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