Diversity Scholarships

Diversity Scholarship 2020

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 108 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 $1.5 million has been awarded to over 370 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.

2020 CHFT Diversity Scholarship

The 2020 Diversity Scholarship Application is now open.

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
  • Atahualpa Co-operative Homes
  • Atkinson Housing Co-operative
  • Bamburgh Circle Housing Co-operative
  • Bridletowne Circle Co-operative Homes
  • Brimell Court Co-operative
  • Charles Darrow Housing Co-operative
  • Charles Hastings Housing Co-operative
  • Diane Frankling Co-operative Homes
  • ForWard 9 Community Development Co-operative
  • Housing 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
  • Lotus Co-operative Homes
  • Marine Heights Co-operative Homes
  • Margaret Laurence Housing Co-operative
  • Metta Housing Co-operative
  • Mimico Co-operative Homes
  • Ramer’s Wood Co-operative Homes
  • Stanley Knowles Housing Co-operative
  • Swansea Village Housing Co-operative
  • Three Streets Housing Co-operative
  • Windward Co-operative