The following are useful links to resources available to youth who want to enhance their academic standing, and who are planning to pursue post-secondary education. Other useful links are provided on employment, heath, social services proved by both non-profit groups and government agencies. Please contact us with your suggestions or comments on how we can improve this resource page to help you better.
The following are services available in the community at no financial cost.
Funding for Post-secondary Education - Links to scholarship, bursaries and grants
There are many sources of funds available for students including scholarships, grants, bursaries or loans. Search the OSCA web site www.osca.ca by clicking on "Student Resources" for financial aid information. Community programs (organized by cultural groups, religious groups, embassies, service clubs, business and banks and sport organizations) and Foundations have developed programs to support students pursuing post-secondary education.
The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) has information regarding student grants and loans and how students can qualify. The OSAP application is used to apply for Canada-Ontario Integrated Student Loan funding. Completing an OSAP application allows you to be considered for a variety of grants, bursaries and scholarships.
Good2Talk/Allo J'écoute is a free, confidential, and anonymous helpline offering postsecondary students in Ontario professional counselling, mental health information, and referrals to on- and off-campus resources, 24/7/365. If you need assistance with a mental health challenge, call the Good2Talk Post-Secondary Student Helpline at 1-866-925-5454, or by dialing 2-1-1 and asking to be connected to Good2Talk.