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, health, social services provided both by non-profit organizations 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.
“In the Zone” TDSB summer program literacy, numeracy and ESL programs for students in grade 7 and 8
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.
The Ontario Distance Grants are intended to assist full-time postsecondary students from remote and rural areas with travel costs incurred as a result of attending Ontario's publicly funded colleges and universities.
The Ontario Student Opportunity Grant (Loan Forgiveness) is available to help students reduce their annual Canada-Ontario Integrated Student Loan debt by limiting an eligible student's repayable debt to $7,000 for a two-term academic year and $10,500 for a three-term academic year.
The Millennium Bursary is valued at $3,000. It assists full-time undergraduate students who have high financial need.
The Millennium-Ontario Access Grant is worth up to $3,000. It assists first-time, first-year students from low-income and moderate income families with tuition costs.
The Textbook and Technology Grant is a new grant to help full-time community college and university students with their costs for textbooks and technology. Students can apply either through the separate TTG on-line application, or by completing the OSAP application.