2018 Investing in our Diversity Scholarships reward Toronto students working to build vibrant communities: Toronto Community Housing and donors to award 58 first-year postsecondary scholarships

2018 Investing in our Diversity Scholarships reward Toronto students working to build vibrant communities: Toronto Community Housing and donors to award 58 first-year postsecondary scholarships

June 20, 2018

TORONTO, June 20, 2018—Fifty-eight deserving Toronto student leaders will take a step toward their future this evening, as they receive postsecondary scholarships from Toronto Community Housing and donor partners. 


For the 12th consecutive year, through the generosity of donors, Toronto Community Housing has awarded scholarships toToronto youth, including many who live in Toronto Community Housing communities. Scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence, financial eligibility, and leadership and involvement in promoting youth empowerment, diversity and community safety.

“Again this year, we have an incredible group of young people receiving scholarships. We believe in investing in our youth, and I believe that this year’s recipients will go on to make meaningful contributions to our society. I appreciate the generous support of our donors, who strongly believe in giving back to youth in our city,” said Kathy Milsom, President and CEO of Toronto Community Housing.

Milsom added that many donors offer mentoring support in addition to scholarship funds, such as relevant, targeted career advice to youth interested in their field of expertise. 

The Investing in Our Diversity Scholarships provide financial assistance toward first-year tuition. To multiply the reach of the scholarships, Toronto Community Housing’s postsecondary institution partners match the scholarships for the students’ second year with some conditions, such as grades. 

Special thank you to this year’s diversity scholarships donors for contributing to making postsecondary education possible for young people living in Toronto Community Housing. Thank you, The Daniels Corporation, Tridel Corporation, Blaney McMurtry LLP, Scotiabank , Sinai Health System, Concord Adex, Dentons Canada LLP, Lions Club of Toronto (Central), University Hospital Network, Joe Pace & Sons, Pattison Sign Group, Anne Fleming and Ron Struys.

This year’s celebration evening is co-sponsored by The Daniels Corporation and Tridel Corporation.


A group photo of some recipients of the 2018 Investing in Our Diversity Scholarships.

Steve Daniels with Idil Mohamed.JPG

Steve Daniels, Vice President, Development, Tridel Corporation, presenting the Investing in Our Diversity Scholarship award to a TCHC tenant, Idil Mohamed.


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TCHC CEO and President, Kathy Milsom, chat with guests and scholarship recipients at the Investing in Our Diversity Scholarhships awards ceremony and dinner. 



Michael Schafler with Recipients of Dentons Diversity Award.JPG

Michael Schafler, Partner at Dentons Diversity LLP, and some of the recipients of 2018 Investing in Our Diversity Scholarship. 


About Toronto Community Housing

Toronto Community Housing (www.torontohousing.ca) is Canada's largest social housing provider. We are owned by the City of Toronto and provide homes for nearly 60,000 low- and moderate-income households in more than 100 of the city’s neighbourhoods. Our 2,100 buildings represent a $10-billion public asset. 

Media contact:

TCHC media line 416-737-1352 or 
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