logo
spacer
Home spacer Contact Bookstore Charitable Fund Links
spacer
About spacer Members Services Education and Training Development Diversity

 

 

  2012

.

.

2012 CHFT Diversity Scholarship Awards Night Photo Album

.

.

CHFT Diversity Scholarship Program

 

Maria Karmela Salanga from Bleecker Street

Co-operative Homes, receives her scholarship

plaque from Ken Jeffers. Ken Jeffers is a member

of the CHFT Diversity Scholarship Leadership Committee


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 68 co-ops have won scholarships.
The CHFT Diversity Scholarship Program has two community partners, Credit Canada and the YMCA. Both these community partners offer additional services to successful scholarship students. Credit Canada provides workshops on financial planning and budgeting. YMCA helps students with life skills training, job interview preparation and developing strategies to secure summer employment.
In 2007, CHFT in partnership with the Peel-Halton Co-operative Housing Federation (PHCHF), began to award diversity scholarships. The PHCHF awards a scholarship each year at a ceremony in the spring. This year CHFT work in partnership with the Golden Horseshoe Co-operative Housing Federation and the Co-operative Housing Federation of British Columbia to introduce a new scholarships.


CHFT Diversity Scholarship recipients have graduated from the following schools:

Centennial College                                          Ryerson University

George Brown                                                 College Seneca College
Guelph University                                            Trent University
McMaster University                                        University of Toronto
Queen’s University                                          Wilfrid Laurier University
York University

.

CHFT awards the Dexter Johnston Scholarship recognizing a young person who has shown exceptional leadership in their school and community.

CBC Sports broadcaster Lance Winn

presents Emmett Britton from Duncan Mills

Labourers’ Local 183 Co-operative Homes

with his scholarship plaque.

.

We also award the Randy Padmore Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes an individual who takes an active role in mentoring young people.

.

David Miller has sponsored a scholarship titled the Success Becomes You Scholarship. This scholarship provides an opportunity for people who have their education interrupted.

.


                                    Fern Barrett from Milliken Co-operative Homes,

                 receives her scholarship plaque from David Miller.

     David Miller is the Honorary Chair of the CHFT

Diversity Scholarship Leadership Committee.


Students entering first year of university or college receive a $5,000 scholarship. Students receive $2,000 in first year, and $1,000 in second, third and fourth years.

The following colleges and universities provide additional funding of up to $3,000                               

George Brown College
Humber College                                      Ontario College of Art and Design
Ryerson University                                  Seneca College
University of Toronto                               York University

.

  

Marsha Serrette, Facilitator with the Tri-Mentoring Program

at Ryerson University presents Ladan Mohamed from

Atkinson Housing Co-operative with her scholarship plaque

 

The Scholarship Program has brought together over 30 business and community sponsors to ensure that young people have an opportunity to pursue educational opportunities.

.To date, over $900,000 has been awarded to over 170 CHFT Diversity Scholarship recipients.  The CHFT Charitable Fund enables us to fundraise through our annual scholarship event which is held in the spring. 

.

 Wajiha Syed from CHF Canada presents

Abdibary Abdullahi from Harry Sherman Crowe

Housing Co-operative with his scholarship plaque.

 

There are over 58 students who have graduated from college and university. This fall there will be over 80 students attending school on scholarship in various cities in Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, and Nova Scotia.  Students sometimes run into problems and are unable to continue their studies. CHFT works with these students to pursue other options. This year several students will return to school after an interruption.                                   

                                                                                                               

In partnership with CHF Canada, scholarship presentations were held in:

.

Vancouver                                                 Peel Halton

 

St. Catharine’s                                          Toronto

.

A total of 37 scholarships were awarded.

                 

Golden Horseshoe Co-operative Housing Federation scholarship recipients

Ezabeth Krawczak from Corktown Co-operative in Hamilton. Elizabeth studies biology and psychology at McMaster University in Hamilton. She wants to attend medical school and become an obstetrician.

Mazin Amin from Commonwealth Co-operative in St. Catharines.  Mazin plans to study business administration at Brock University.

Mary Kimamo from Tabby Town Co-op in Stoney Creek. Mary is starting her second year at McMaster. Her goal is to become a child psychologist. She hopes to work in international development for a nonprofit organization.

 

Peel Halton Co-operative Housing Federation scholarship recipient

.Christopher Lafferty from Britannia Glen Co-operative

in Mississauga. He plans to attend McGill University

and study Life Sciences.

CHF BC scholarship recipients

.

.

Jazz Groden-Gilchrist from Heritage Housing Co-operative

in Vancouver is the winner of the first Aaron Webster Memorial Scholarship.

Jazz will enter Vancouver’s Emily Carr University of Art and Design in the fall.

Arielle De la Cruz Yip from Le Coeur Housing Co-operative in Vancouver. Areille is the winner of the first CHF BC Scholarship Fund award. This fall, Arielle will enter her second year of communications studies at BC’s Simon Fraser University.

 

2012 Scholarship winners biography

 

2012 CHFT Diversity Scholarship Sponsors

The Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto and the CHFT Charitable Fund are proud to announce this year’s sponsors.

 
 

Presenting sponsors

Alterna Savings

CHF Canada

Coinamatic

Homestarts

LoyaltyOne

Rogers

.

Scholarship sponsors

Alterna Savings

Appliance Canada

CHF Canada

CHF Canada Ontario Region

CMS Building Consultants

Coinamatic

David Miller

Dulux Paints

Homestarts

Iler Campbell

LoyaltyOne

Ontario Property Management Group

Precision Property Management

Rogers

Housing Services Corporation

Urban Strategies Inc.

.

Program Sponsors      

CAW

EnerStream Agency Services

Prentice Yates & Clark

Ricoh

The Co-operators

The Daniels Corporation

Event Sponsors                         

Community First Developments Inc.

Ganesh Community Development Co-operative

Intelligarde

JTM Property Services Inc.

Karimjee-Greene LLP

Sack Goldblatt Mitchell

.

Community Sponsors

Credit Canada

YMCA of Greater Toronto

.

Academic Partners

Centennial College

George Brown College

Humber College

Ontario College of Art and Design

Ryerson University

Seneca College

University of Toronto

York University

.

Co-op Sponsors

55 Howard Park Co-operative Homes  

Atkinson Housing Co-operative

Barsa Kelly/Cari-Can Co-operative Homes Inc.
Bleecker Street Co-operative Homes Inc

Charles Darrow Housing Co-operative Inc

Campden Green Housing Co-operative Inc.

Centre Green Co-operative Homes

Crown Heights Co-operative Homes Inc.

Eamon Park Housing Co-operative  

Harry Sherman Crowe Housing Co-operative  

Hickory Tree Road Co-operative Homes Inc.  

Hugh Garner Housing Co-operative

Don Area Co-operative Homes

Duncan Mills Labourers Local 183 Co-operative Homes  

Ellen McGreal Housing Co-operative Inc.

John Bruce Village Housing Co-op  

Local 75 (Hospitality Workers) Housing Co-operative

Marine Heights Co-operative Homes Incorporated  

Milliken Co-operative Homes  

Mimico Co-operative Homes Inc.  

New Hibret Co-operative Homes Inc.  

Oak Street Housing Co-operative Inc.

OWN Housing Co-operative  

Ramer's Wood Co-operative Homes Inc.

St. Nicholas Housing Co-operative  
Tamil Co-operative Homes Inc.

Taylor Creek Co-operative Homes

Thurlestone Co-operative Incorporated
Upwood Park/Salvador del Mundo Co-operative Homes Inc

William Punnett Housing Co-operative Inc.

Windward Co-operative Homes Inc

.

.

.

.

.201122011CHFT Diversity Scholarship Program

.

 

 

 

Ontario Black History Society President

Rosemary Sadlier presents Mehedi Khan

with his scholarship plaque.

.

.

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 60 co-ops have won scholarships.

.

The CHFT Diversity Scholarship Program has two community partners, Credit Canada and the YMCA.  Both these community partners offer additional services to successful scholarship students.  Credit Canada provides workshops on financial planning and budgeting.  YMCA helps students with life skills training, job interview preparation and developing strategies to secure summer employment.

.

In 2007, CHFT in partnership with the Peel-Halton Co-operative Housing Federation (PHCHF), began to award diversity scholarships. The PHCHF awards a scholarship each year at a ceremony in the spring. This year CHFT will also work in partnership with the Golden Horseshoe Co-operative Housing Federation to introduce a new scholarship in the Hamilton and Niagara area.  . CHFT will also work with the Co-operative Housing Federation of British Columbia to introduce a new scholarship.

.

CHFT Diversity Scholarship recipients have graduated from the following schools:

Centennial College Ryerson University
George Brown College Seneca College 
Guelph University Trent University
McMaster University University of Toronto
Queen’s University Wilfrid Laurier University
  York University

.

CHFT awards the Dexter Johnston Scholarship recognizing a young person who has shown exceptional leadership in their school and community.

.

We also award the Randy Padmore Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes an individual who takes an active role in mentoring young people.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

Scholarship winner Nneka Perry celebrates

 with Campden Green Co-op members and  staff.

.

.

David Miller has sponsored a scholarship titled the Success Becomes You Scholarship.  This scholarship provides an opportunity for people who have their education interrupted

.

Students entering first year of university or college receive a $5,000 scholarship. Students receive $2,000 in first year, and $1,000 in second, third and fourth years.

.

In 2012, the Penny Bethke Scholarship will be awarded to someone who is working on social justice issue including women’s issues.

.

.

The following colleges and universities provide additional funding of up to $3,000

.

CentennialCollege
George Brown College
Humber College Ontario College of Art and Design
Ryerson University Seneca College
University of Toronto York University

.

The Scholarship Program has brought together over 30 business and community sponsors to ensure that young people have an opportunity to pursue educational opportunities.

.

To date, over $700,000 has been awarded to over 140 CHFT Diversity Scholarship recipients.  The CHFT Charitable Fund enables us to fundraise through our annual scholarship event which is held in the spring. 

.

There are 48 students who have graduated from college

and university. This fall there will be over 80 students

attending school on scholarship in various cities in

Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia.

.

.

  •               
  • .
  • .

.

.

.

.

.

.

Krishan Mehta from Seneca College presents

Hailey Pacitto with her scholarship plaque.

.

.

Scholarship winners are showing a growing commitment to taking on leadership positions in their own co-ops and sector organizations. To date, there are 24 scholarship winners who have been elected to boards of housing co-ops and sector organizations.  

.

The CHFT Diversity Scholarship Program supports students to complete their first 4 years of post secondary education.  Five students have achieved a second degree after completing their undergraduate program. These second degrees were awarded by York, University of Toronto, Queen’s and Oxford University in England. Three more students are returning to school this fall for post graduate studies.Recently, one of the students was accepted into a PhD program at Columbia University in New York.

.

The CHFT Diversity Scholarship Event was held on June 16, 2011 at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts. At this event we awarded 27 scholarships.  New scholarship winners were joined by past winners who are currently part of our program. The event provided an opportunity for close to 400 people to celebrate the accomplishments of the scholarship winners.                                                            

 

Scholarship award presentations will take place

.

Wednesday, May 2 - Peel-Halton CHF in Mississauga

.

Saturday, May 5 - CHF BC Burnaby, British Columbia

.

Wednesday, May 9 - Golden Horseshoe CHF in St. Catharines

.

Wednesday, June 27 - CHFT at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, Toronto.

.

International Year of Cooperatives (IYC)

.

March 2012

.

2011 CHFT Diversity Scholarship Awards Presentation Photo Album

2011 Scholarship Winners Biographies

CHFT Diversity Scholarship Leadership Committee

.

.

.

.

.

2010 Scholarship Photo Album

.

2010 Scholarship Winners

.

2009 Scholarship Winners

.

2009 Scholarship Winners' Photos

.

2008 Scholarship Recipients' Photos

.

2008 Recipients

.

2007 Recipients

.

Photo Album (Previous Recipients)

.

Previous Scholarship Award Recipients

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

   
tree