POST-SECONDARY SUPPORTS: ONTARIO
Anishinaabe Abinoojii – Supports to Continuing Education for Crown Wards – http://www.aafs.ca/supports-to-continuing-education-for-crown-wards
Has a list of financial supports that former Crown wards are eligible for, including links to each site.
Family and Children’s Services of Guelph and Wellington County – https://www.fcsgw.org/kids-youth/kids-in-care/post-secondary-supports-for-youth-in-care/
Has additional information regarding OSAP loan exemptions for youth in/from care.
Hope for Children – http://hopeforchildren.ca/index.php/en-hfc/hfc-page/useful-links
Though these supports may not be specific to youth in/from care, Hope for Children has a list of scholarships and financial aid available for post-secondary students throughout Ontario.
Ontario Associations of Residences Treating Youth – https://secure.oarty.net/publications-and-information/child-welfare-information/supports-for-youth-in-and-from-care/#Education
Has a list of post-secondary supports available to youth in/from care in Ontario.
OSAP Living and Learning Grant – https://osap.gov.on.ca/OSAPPortal/en/A-ZListofAid/PRDR015070.html
This grant provides financial aid for a maximum of four years to post-secondary students between the ages of 18-24 who left care in Ontario or were a Crown ward adopted on or after August 1st, 2013. Students can receive up to $500 a month for full-time studies to a maximum of $6,000 per academic year, and are eligible to receive this grant for a maximum of four years.
OSAP 100% Tuition Aid For Youth Leaving Care – https://osap.gov.on.ca/OSAPPortal/en/A-ZListofAid/PRDR015108.html
This program covers tuition costs for current/former Crown wards who are receiving or were receiving a Continued Care and Support for Youth Allowance. Covers up to $6,000 in tuition fees.
La Cité Collégiale
St. Lawrence College
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
University of Ottawa
Saint Paul University
University of Guelph
University of Toronto
University of Waterloo
University of Windsor
Wilfrid Laurier University
YouthCAN – http://ontarioyouthcan.org/awards/
Has award programs for youth in care, Crown wards or former Crown wards including the Clark Bursary, valued at $3,500 per year up to four years; and the Clark Grant, a $1,000 one-time grant.
Resources Supporting Youth In Transition – http://ontarioyouthcan.org/rsyt.youth/
YouthCan also has a list of financial support options for youth in/from care, including a list of scholarships available:http://ontarioyouthcan.org/rsyt.youth/?page_id=20. The page also has information about Aboriginal scholarships, information for students with different learning styles, and resources to help students choose a post-secondary institution.