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Alexandra Park Revitalization Scholarship

Scholarship for Atkinson Co-op residents and TCHC Alexandra Park tenants

Please note the scholarships for 2023 have been awarded.

TCHC and Tridel are now offering scholarships for Atkinson Co-op residents and TCHC Alexandra Park tenants aged 17 years and older pursuing post-secondary studies, training and career advancement

The Alexandra Park Revitalization Scholarship consists of two unique streams in recognition of the diverse educational goals, career aspirations and learning preferences of Alexandra Park community members.

If you have questions, please contact Jade Shulist at: jade.shulist@torontohousing.ca or 437-922-3303 before May 19, 2023.

Stream A: Post-Secondary and Trade School Scholarship

  • Intended for community members with the goal of obtaining a post-secondary degree, a training, or academic certificate from a credible Canadian educational institute.
  • Scholarship award up to $5,000 to cover full-time tuition fees or up to $2,000 to cover part-time tuition fees for any program at a post-secondary institutes or training school (i.e. college, university, trade school).
  • Applicants are eligible for an additional bursary between $250 and $500 to cover expenses (text books, childcare, transportation etc.).

Stream B: Career Advancement and Continuing Education Scholarship

  • Intended for community members with the goal the goal of taking courses offered by private education institutes or post-secondary institutions’ continuing education programs; obtaining skills training and certifications; and accessing other career development opportunities to help build professional credentials and advance their careers.
  • Scholarship award up to $3,000 to help pay program fees at designated educational institutions or other organizations along with a bursary of up to $300 to cover expenses (text books, childcare, transportation etc.).

Learn more about the program

The 2023 scholarships have been awarded. More information about the 2024 scholarships will be shared on this page when available.

Questions & Answers

Who can apply for the scholarship?

The Alexandra Park Revitalization Scholarship is open to Atkinson Co-op residents and Alexandra Park TCHC tenants aged 17 years and older.

What will the scholarship cover?

The Alexandra Park Revitalization consists of two unique streams. Scholarship awards will be paid directly to the post-secondary/training institution and bursaries will be paid to the recipient upon proof of enrollment. Programs may be full-time or part-time, in-person, online or hybrid.

Stream A: Post-Secondary and Trade School Scholarship

  • Intended for applicants with the goal of obtaining a post-secondary degree, a training, or academic certificate from a credible Canadian educational institute.
  • Scholarship award values of up to $5,000 are to cover full-time tuition fees for any program at a post-secondary institutes or training school (i.e. college, university, trade school) along with a $500 bursary to cover text books, childcare, transportation, etc. will also accompany these scholarship awards. NOTE: The course load required for full-time studies is 70% or more of a full course load.
  • A scholarship award value of up to $2,000 to help pay for part-time tuition fees for programs at postsecondary education institutes, or training schools (i.e. college, university, career academy and/or trade school) along with a $250 bursary to cover text books, childcare, transportation, etc. will also accompany scholarship awards. NOTE: The course load required for part-time studies is less than 70% of a full course load

Stream B: Career Advancement and Continuing Education

  • Intended for applicants with goal of taking courses at private education institutes (e.g. Toronto Film School, Marca College of Hair and Esthetics, Canadian Automotive and Trucking Institute); taking courses as part of continuing education programs offered by post-secondary institutions; obtaining skills training and certifications (e.g. First Aid, conflict resolution, driving school, security license, tech boot camps, computer literacy, PM certificate), and accessing other career development opportunities (e.g. language classes, tutoring, career counselling) to help build professional credentials and meet personal goals.
  • A scholarship award value of up to $3,000 to help pay for fees for programs at designated educational institutions or other organizations along with a bursary of up to $300 to cover expenses (text books, childcare, transportation, etc).

How will the applications be assessed?

Applicants are scored using a point system that correlates to the specific mandatory components of the Stream A and Stream B applications. This is why a complete application form is very important! Applications are reviewed by an evaluation panel comprised of representatives of Alexandra Park-based organizations and service providers. Applicant names will be hidden throughout the evaluation process.

More opportunities

Looking for supports for employment, scholarship, training, small business, or to develop a community initiative?

Contact Jade Shulist at jade.shulist@torontohousing.ca or call 437-922-3303 to schedule a meeting to assess your goals and needs to match you with the appropriate resources and opportunities.​

Alexandra Park Revitalization

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