Diversity Scholarships

Diversity Scholarship Event 2017

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 95 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 $1.6 million has been awarded to over 300 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. The 2017 CHFT Diversity Scholarship Event was held on Thursday, June 15, at 7:00 p.m. at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts. The 2018 scholarship application will be available in the Fall of 2017.

Now Available!

2018 Diversity Scholarship

The application form will be available in the fall

Our Sponsors

  • Alterna Savings
  • B.O.L.T.
  • CHF Canada
  • Homestarts
  • Ontario Property Management Group
  • Rogers Communications
  • The Co-operators
  • Alterna Savings
  • B.O.L.T.
  • CHF Canada
  • CMS Building ConsultantsCoinamatic
  • Community First Developments Inc.
  • David Miller
  • Dulux Paints
  • EnerStream Agency Services
  • Homestarts
  • Iler Campbell
  • Ontario Property Management Group
  • Precision Property Management
  • Prentice Yates & Clark
  • Rogers Communications
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Daniels Corporation
  • Intelligarde
  • Toronto Atmospheric Fund
  • UNIFOR
  • George Brown College
  • Humber College
  • Ontario College of Art and Design
  • Ryerson University
  • Seneca College
  • University of Toronto
  • Western University
  • York University
  • Appliance Canada
  • Allan Spence Inc.
  • Argyle Security
  • Bestokill
  • Can. Safety Anchor Inspections
  • Century Flooring X-press
  • Dome Services
  • Durham Garage Door
  • H & S Building Supplies
  • In memory of Jean
  • JDM Plumbing Services
  • Karimjee Greene LLP
  • Lewis & Collyer
  • Mainline Plumbing
  • Metro Jetwash Corporation
  • MSB HVAC Services
  • O.B.N. Consultants
  • Ricoh
  • S&F Renovations
  • Sam Prestige Construction
  • TAVA GC Inc.
  • VH Specialized Woodworking
  • Alexandra Park Co-op
  • Arcadia Co-op
  • Atkinson Co-op
  • Bridletown Co-op
  • Brimell Co-op
  • Diane Frankling Co-op
  • Don Area Co-op
  • Forward 9 Co-op
  • Frazer Heights Co-op
  • Hickory Tree Road Co-op
  • Hugh Garner Co-op
  • John Fitzpatrick Co-op
  • Larry Sefton Co-op
  • Longview Housing Co-op
  • Marine Heights Co-op
  • Norris Crescent Co-op
  • Oak Street Housing Co-op
  • Pioneer Co-op
  • Ramer’s Wood Co-op
  • Rougemount Co-op
  • Scarborough Heights Co-op
  • Summerlea Park Co-op
  • Windward Co-op