The deadline for the 2023 Diversity Scholarship has now passed, we are no longer accepting scholarship applications for the 2023 year. The 2024 Diversity Scholarship Application will be made available sometime in Fall 2023. Kindly check our website at the end of September or October 2023.
2022 Diversity Scholarship Winners
Dexter Johnson Scholarship Recipients:
Pam McConnell Scholarship Recipients:
Penny Bethke Scholarship Recipients:
Joan Miller “Success Becomes You” Scholarship Recipients:
Randy Padmore Scholarship Recipients:
Mark Goldblatt Leadership Scholarship Recipients:
History of the Program
CHFT founded our diversity scholarship in 2004. It has now awarded over 440 scholarships in Durham, Toronto, and York Region. We have also partnered with regional federations and CHF Canada to distribute over 130 additional scholarships in other parts of Ontario, Nova Scotia, and Manitoba.
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 116 co-ops have won scholarships.
CHFT recognizes that the strength of our membership is reflected in the many cultures and identities represented within our co-ops. CHFT encourages applications from these diverse communities.
The purpose of the CHFT Diversity Scholarship is to recognize people living in co-ops who are actively promoting diversity through work within their community. We want to help them with their post-secondary education by providing them with award money and assistance with financial planning.
You could be eligible for a scholarship if you are going to attend a publicly funded Canadian college, university or approved apprenticeship-training program. We offer scholarships for students who are just graduating from high school, or are currently enrolled in a post-secondary program or are returning to school after a break to complete an undergraduate program.
We have special scholarships that are awarded to people who have shown exceptional leadership in their school and community, or who have taken an active role in mentoring young people, or have demonstrated a commitment to social justice.
We also have the Success Becomes You scholarship. This scholarship recognizes people who are determined to succeed at the post-secondary level or in a skilled trade and who did not have the opportunity to finish their schooling due to family, financial or other circumstances.
Scholarships are $5000 distributed over four years.
Our Sponsors and Partners
The Diversity Scholarship program is made possible through funding from the CHFT Charitable Fund and donations from over 60 companies, organizations and individuals.
- CMS Building Consultants and Engineers
- Community First Developments Inc.
- Iler Campbell LLP
- John David Hulchanski
- David Miller
- Prentice Yates & Clark
- Sherwin Williams
- Agency for Co-operative Housing
- Coinamatic Canada Inc.
- Daniels Corporation
- Richmond Community Management Services
- Auxilium Property Management
- Community Housing Management Network
- Karimjee Law
- Lewis & Collyer
- Marianne Moershel and Bruce Woodrow
- Pro Edge Property Management
- 2 Mascot Place
- Atkinson Housing Co-op
- Bain Co-op
- Bamburgh Circle Housing Co-op
- Black Creek Co-op
- Cardiff Housing Co-op
- Cliffside Court Co-op
- Charles Hastings Co-op
- David B. Archer Co-op
- Dufferin Co-op
- Hazelburn Co-op Homes
- Hugh Garner Housing Co-op
- Kenfinch Co-op Housing
- Lakeshore Village Co-op
- Larry Sefton Housing Co-op
- Longview Housing Co-op
- Metta Housing Co-op
- Perth Housing Co-op
- Primrose Housing Co-op
- Ramers Wood Co-op
- Scarborough Heights Co-op Homes
- Stanley Knowles Housing Co-op
- Tamil Co-op
- Thurlestone Co-op
- Toronto Women’s Co-op
- Woburn Village Co-op Homes
- Woodtree Co-op
- Centennial College
- George Brown College
- Humber College
- Ontario College of Art and Design
- Seneca College
- Toronto Metropolitan University
- University of Guelph
- University of Toronto
- Western University
- York University