The mission of The Socrates Educational Foundation is to preserve, promote and perpetuate Hellenic culture and heritage, by providing financial support for the advancement of trilingual education (French, English and Greek), in schools of the Hellenic communities throughout Canada.
The financial assistance will be offered via:
Scholarships, bursaries and prizes for scholastic achievements;
Financial assistance to students of low income families;
Funding for the purchase of educational equipment and materials;
Funding for the purpose of improving educational facilities;
The Socrates Educational Foundation mission aims to foster, in Greek youth, the development of educated and responsible persons who will assume their position as active members of a democratic society.
About THE SOCRATES EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
BRIEF HISTORY OF
THE SOCRATES FOUNDATION
The initiative to create an Educational Foundation was the brain child of a group of parents who filed an application with Canada Customs and Revenue Agency for the purpose of creating a non-profit charitable organization. In filing their application, their objective was to strive to raise funds for the purpose of providing financial support for the advancement and/or enrichment of trilingual (French, Greek & English) education in Canada.The path of navigating a request through Charities Canada proved to be a long and difficult undertaking.With financial contributions received from different individuals, the final obstacles were overcome and after four long years the “Socrates Educational Foundation” (SEF) obtained its charitable operations number, effective August 1, 2003.