Every year, local women are forced to set aside dreams of a better life for themselves and their families because of financial obstacles standing in their way.

We know that education is an entry point to opportunities and that investments in education have a ripple effect within the family and across generations.

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Our two Education Awards offer women the opportunity to dramatically change their lives:

The Long Term Education Award offers a renewable award (up to $2,000/year) to train women for careers that will improve their quality of life who are:

  • abuse survivors;
  • registrants accepted in a post-secondary program in an accredited Canadian institution for the 2017/18 school year;
  • able to provide information detailing financial need (e.g., OSAP, ODSP, OW, etc.); and
  • preferably a resident of Peterborough or Haliburton County.

This award is renewable for up to 4 years.

  • Applications will be accepted until: Monday, May 8, 2017

The Hazel Education Award offers multiple $1,000 awards to women who:

  • have experienced barriers related to violence and abuse;
  • are residents of Peterborough or Haliburton counties; and
  • are furthering their formal or informal education.
  • Women from rural areas will be given special consideration for this award, as per Hazel’s request.
  • Applications for 2017 were due Monday, March 13, 2017.
  • Next year’s application due dates will be posted in January 2018.

How Can the Award be Used?

Awards may be applied to books, tuition, university/college applications, conferences/workshops, courses, leadership training, and transportation.

Our education programs are entirely funded by generous donors. To find out more about how you can help women build new lives after escaping abuse, please contact us.