Our Dream Fund supports young people in and from care to pursue their careers and achieve their goals through education and skill building. The Dream Fund includes two different bursaries that are distributed three times a year: in October, March and July.
Contact Shannon Dolton for more information about our Dream Fund Bursaries and how you can apply.
Education Achievement Bursary
Want to go back to school but wondering if you can afford tuition on top of everything else? The Education Achievement Bursary provides up to $1500 for youth in and from care attending post-secondary school. Young people can use this bursary for all accredited schools, not just the usual designated post-secondary schools.
The Fed distributes $5000 among successful Education Acheivement applicants per round of Dream Fund (three rounds a year).
Reach for Success Bursary
Are you working towards a goal but there’s an expense getting in your way? The Reach for Success Bursary can provide you with up to $500 to overcome barriers you might face in achieving success in the things you want to do. Reach for Success Bursary winners have used the money to pay for photography lessons, driving lessons, yoga memberships, sports team fees, Canadian citizenship applications, BCIDs, certifications like FoodSafe and Serving it Right, and even dental work. If you need money for anything you don’t see listed here, get in touch with us and we’ll do what we can to help!
The Fed distributes $1500 among successful Reach for Success applicants per round of Dream Fund (three rounds a year).
Dream Fund Eligibility
- You are currently in care or a former youth in care either under a continuing custody order (CCO) or temporary custody order (TCO, Voluntary Care Agreement or Special Care Agreement) or Youth Agreement in BC under the Child, Family and Community Services Act.
- You are a Canadian Citizen or a Landed Immigrant.
- You are between the ages of 14 to 24 years old.
- Must have a cumulative total of 1 year in government care.
- (Education Achievement only) You are currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a secondary, post-secondary academic, technical or vocational program, a recognized public post-secondary institution, or a registered private post-secondary institution