Province Ontario


Anishinaabe Abinoojii – 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 –
Has additional information regarding OSAP loan exemptions for youth in/from care.

Hope for Children –
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 –
Has a list of post-secondary supports available to youth in/from care in Ontario.

OSAP Living and Learning Grant –
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 –
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.

Participating Colleges:

  • Collège Boréal

  • Cambrian College

  • Canadore College

  • Centennial College

  • Conestoga College

  • Confederation College

  • Fleming College

  • Humber College

  • La Cité Collégiale

  • Lambton College

  • Northern College

  • Sault College

  • Sheridan College

  • St. Lawrence College

Participating Universities:

  • Algoma University

  • Brock University

  • Carleton University

  • Lakehead University

  • Laurentian University

  • McMaster University

  • Nipissing University

  • OCAD University

  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology

  • University of Ottawa

  • Queen’s University

  • Ryerson University

  • Saint Paul University

  • Trent University

  • University of Guelph

  • University of Toronto

  • University of Waterloo

  • University of Windsor

  • Western University

  • Wilfrid Laurier University

  • York University

YouthCAN –
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 –
YouthCan also has a list of financial support options for youth in/from care, including a list of scholarships available: 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.