About BILL 7 AWARD LGBTQ SCHOLARSHIP
Having been created in 1987, we have just celebrated our 30th Anniversary! Please consider committing to a monthly donation of $30 per month ($1 for each year we have been helping LGBTQ students).
The Bill 7 Award Trust provides scholarships for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirited and queer students who are Ontario residents, in financial need and are enrolled in their first program of study at any Ontario post-secondary institution. It is named after the 1986 Ontario legislation that extended the protection of the Human Rights Code based upon sexual orientation. Bill 7 Award is directed and administered by a Board of Trustees made up of representatives from two community groups: Community One and Supporting Our Youth (a program of Sherbourne Health Centre). By building a capital trust fund, Bill 7 Award is able to leverage contributions that are made to provide scholarships for many years to come.
In recent years, Bill 7 Award has been able to grant 12 scholarships of $2,500 each to very deserving LGBTQ students.
Donations may be designated to be invested in the capital fund, disbursed in the following year, or this decision can be left to the discretion of the trustees.
What People Are Saying
"I strongly believe in an inclusive society. When you financially support a LGBTQ university or college student, what you’re really doing is building their confidence, opening doors, and making dreams possible."
— Charlotte Davis, President Verve Communications, Read More
"Scholarships like the Bill 7 Awards are crucial in helping young LGBTQ students feel more confident in achieving their goals and provide a hand of support to overcome all too common biases associated with being LGBTQ. "
— Lawrence Spicer, VP Internal Audit, Personal & Commercial Banking, RBC, Read More
"The Bill 7 Award not only symbolizes complete acceptance, but it also recognizes the hard-working endeavors of a diverse population of queer individuals in our communities."
— Tajai Baptiste, 2016 Bill 7 Award Recipient, Read More
"The Bill 7 Award provides a much-needed lifeline to many students – supporting them as they complete their education and develop a life where they they’re free to be who they are. "
— Stephen Fenn, 2014 Bill 7 Award Recipient, Read More