Young Residents benefit from unique scholarship program

Young Residents benefit from unique scholarship program

January 27, 2014

Earlier this month, Toronto Community Housing staff were joined by stakeholders and partners to celebrate the Investing in Our Diversity scholarship. The scholarship is in its 13th year and has benefitted 257 young leaders with over $630,000 in scholarships.

Gene Jones is joined on stage by a scholarship recipient

The Investing in Our Diversity scholarships recognize youth who demonstrate leadership and a commitment to making their communities better in areas of diversity, anti-racism and community safety. The program is not simply about academic achievement, but also about recognizing and acknowledging the role that youth leadership plays in helping to build our city.

"The Investing in Our Diversity Scholarship Program is a great example of how when we all work together, residents, the private sector, community leaders, and Toronto Community Housing staff; we can build vibrant communities, providing youth and all residents of our communities with the tools they need to succeed," said Lenna Bradburn, Vice President of Resident and Community Services."

From left to right: Alok Mukherjee, Chair of the Toronto Police Services Board; Lenna Bradburn, Vice President, Resident and Community Services, Toronto Community Housing; Kevin Lee, Executive Director, Scadding Court Community Centre; Patrick LeSage, former Chief Justice of the Ontario Superior Court; and Gene Jones, President and CEO, Toronto Community Housing

The Investing in Our Diversity Scholarship Program is just one more example of the type of partnerships Toronto Community Housing is building during our second Year of Youth, as we expand programs to help youth make a difference in their own lives and in their communities.

For more information on the scholarship, see the Scadding Court Community Centre website.