Diversity Scholarships

Diversity Scholarship Event 2018

History of the Scholarship

How It All Started

In 2004, the Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto (CHFT) launched the CHFT Diversity Scholarship Program.

The program is for people living in CHFT member housing co-ops. An important element of the scholarship is the strong commitment to diversity shown by the applicants in their communities. Students are awarded their scholarships largely based on their community involvement in their schools, co-op communities and in a variety of community based organizations. To date people from over 104 co-ops have won scholarships.

Randy Padmore

Dexter Johnston

The Atkinson Revolution

In partnership with CHF Canada, scholarships are awarded in the Co-operative Housing Federation of British Columbia, Golden Horseshoe Co-operative Housing Federation, Central Ontario Co-operative Housing Federation, Peel-Halton Co-operative Housing Federation, Co-operative Housing Association of Eastern Ontario and in Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Southwestern Ontario.

The following colleges and universities provide additional funding of up to $3,000.

  • Centennial College
  • George Brown College
  • Humber College
  • OCAD University
  • Ryerson University
  • Seneca College
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Toronto
  • Western University
  • York University

To date, more than $1.7 million has been awarded to over 330 CHFT Diversity Scholarship recipients who have attended 22 colleges and universities.  Our federation partners have awarded an additional 50 scholarships across Canada. The CHFT Charitable Fund enables us to fund raise through our annual scholarship event which attracts over 500 people.

The scholarship is made possible by donations from over 60 companies, organizations and individuals.

2019 CHFT Diversity Scholarship

The 2019 Diversity Scholarship Application is now closed. Please check back in the fall.

Our Sponsors

  • Centennial College
  • George Brown College
  • Humber College
  • Ontario College of Art and Design
  • Ryerson University
  • Seneca College
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Toronto
  • Western University
  • York University
  • 2 Mascot Place Co-operative Homes
  • Alexandra Park Housing Co-operative
  • Atkinson Housing Co-operative
  • Bamburgh Circle Housing Co-operative
  • Campden Green Co-operative Homes
  • Charles Darrow Housing Co-operative
  • Diane Frankling Co-operative Homes
  • Grace MacInnis Housing Co-operative
  • Harbour Channel Housing Co-operative
  • Hazelburn Co-operative Homes
  • Hugh Garner Housing Co-operative
  • Lakeshore Village Artists’ Co-operative
  • Larry Sefton Housing Co-operative
  • Local 75 Hospitality Workers’ Housing Co-operative
  • La Paz Co-operative Homes
  • Main-Gerrard Community Development Co-operative
  • Metta Housing Co-operative
  • Oak Street Housing Co-operative
  • Ramer’s Wood Co-operative
  • Secord Avenue Co-operative Homes
  • Stanley Knowles Housing Co-operative
  • St. Nicholas Housing Co-operative
  • Tamil Co-operative Homes
  • Willow Park Co-operative Homes
  • Windmill Line Co-operative Homes