Anne Stafford Light Up The Future Bursary

Vision: Beneficiaries of the Anne Stafford Light up the Future Bursary will have the opportunity to share in all elements of living in the community as a result of their pursuit of an educational program or personal interest course.

Beneficiaries of the Anne Stafford Light up the Future Bursary will have an enhanced social role as a result of their pursuit of a personal development opportunity.

Background and Purpose: Anne worked for Community Living Ontario for almost 30 years, helping our movement in many ways, including the pursuit of alternatives to institutionalization. The Light up the Future Bursary launched in 1993 in honour of Anne’s retirement, in hopes of leaving a legacy that would support people who have an intellectual disability to pursue personal development opportunities. The fundraising efforts at Community Living Ontario and the generous donations of many member organizations have supported the bursary.

Eligibility: The Bursary is open to Ontario residents aged 18 and older who identify as having an intellectual disability and are seeking to pursue an educational program or personal interest course. Please include a description of the course with the application.

2020 Recipients

Brianna Marshala Dilipkumar, Mississauga
Nicholas Steenbugh, Deseronto
Angel Theoret, Welland
Dawson Currie, Bancroft
Luc Lamadeleine, Curran
Yanhong Dewan, LaSalle
Matthew Anderson, Campbellford
Julia Mondor, Colborne
Darren Miller, North Bay
Gage Ryckman, Picton
Anna Luong, Scarborough
Anthony Portocarrero, Toronto
Jonathan Segade, Toronto
Melissa General Portodo, Toronto
Nicholas Nauth-desantos, Scarborough
Rajat Patel, Markham
Shawna Schank, Owen Sound
Tamia Moise, Ottawa
Bobbie-Ann Francis, Temagami
Jenna May Kerr, Orillia
Bailey Cullen, Alvinston
Elah Gershon Rubin, Toronto
David Ethier, Newmarket
Dallas Convery, Kingston
Saeed Hashi, Markham
Christopher Dawe, Goderich
Edward Alexander Ziraldo, Markham

Applications are currently closed. For the 2021 application, stay tuned. Subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to know.