The ONE City Scholarship Fund is an initiative created by Toronto teachers to support remarkable students in their post-secondary studies. These students have excelled in spite of the considerable obstacles created by lack of financial resources, marginalization, low expectations, and stigma.
ONE City scholars have a resilient, optimistic spirit that allows their gifts to shine. Our scholarship celebrates their achievements and offers them support for their next step. ONE City scholars also become part of a network of students with similar experiences and will be given a variety of mentoring opportunities.
As educators, we see the importance of providing opportunities for young people who have already overcome so much and who have demonstrated that they have the grit to face life’s challenges and be successful.Toronto needs these extraordinary young people to flourish. Our goal is to build a more inclusive city that supports the talent of students from every neighbourhood.
The ONE City Scholarship Fund receives logistical and administrative support from The Toronto Foundation. A member of the Community Foundations of Canada, The Toronto Foundation pools philanthropic dollars and facilitates charitable donations for maximum community impact. They provide charitable tax receipts for all One City Scholarship Fund donations over $25.
The program is also implemented and supported by The Toronto Foundation for Student Success (TFSS), an independent charitable organization dedicated to supporting students in the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) and removing barriers to their education.
Our volunteer committee includes many secondary school teachers.
Teachers: Lisa Garby, Monica de Jersey, Peter Bovey, Jessica Polley, Lydian Johnson, Lia D'Andrea, Sharon Lee, Will Wallace (Chair)
Community Members: Mia London, Dymika Harte, Shannon Holness, Carla Navida, Talisha Ramsaroop, Diane Spivak