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CAS Award Criteria

This award is given by the Charitable Trust of CFUW Aurora/Newmarket Inc, to a female student who is:

  • A former Crown ward of the York Region Children’s Aid Society (York CAS); 
  • Currently receiving service from York CAS
  • Transitioning out of CAS care in the coming year.

As well, the student must:

  • Have proof of acceptance to or enrollment at a university, college or apprenticeship program for the next school year

  • Be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant

  • Be able to benefit from support to continue her education

  • Be able to demonstrate a positive attitude and work ethic

  • Live in King Township, Aurora, Newmarket, East Gwillimbury, Whitchurch-Stouffville or Georgina now or in the past


1.    Write a brief description of what you hope to achieve in your studies or career

2.    Submit it to your worker who will give it to York CAS Management.

Selection Process
  • A group comprised of one (1) representative each from the CAS, the Charitable Trust, and the CFUW Advocacy Committee will make recommendations to the Trust

  • The Trust will make the final selection based on the applicants’ written submissions and discussions with the CAS.