Every year in November we mark Ron’s birthday and the anniversary of his passing. It is an opportune time to remember him and to celebrate his life, his achievements, and his passions.
This year there is another milestone to celebrate – the 10th anniversary of the Dr. Ronald Sax Memorial Scholarship. Over the last decade, you have helped support the dreams of youth as they pursue their post-secondary education. A total of 13 scholarships have been awarded supporting students across a wide spectrum of study, from history to health, international development to social work. You have made it possible for young people to move forward in their lives regardless of their past and given them the chance to thrive.
The Dr. Ronald Sax Memorial Scholarship was established by the Waterloo Regional Health Unit to honour his commitment to social justice and to life-long learning. This scholarship is a renewable award for youth who have grown up in permanent care as children in extended society care (previsouly known as Crown Wards) with Family & Children’s Services of the Waterloo Region. This initiative is a long-term strategy to foster academic and employment success.