All students are eligible!
The Jeremy Dias Scholarship seeks to recognize a youth that has taken initiative in addressing discrimination in their school or community.
Applicants must be Canadian citizens/residents; and must be a high school or Cegep students entering accredited post-secondary institutions, or students currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution.
The ideal winner(s) of this scholarship will be student(s) who have worked to eliminate discrimination within their school or community, as demonstrated by their application essay and references. Those who work within their secondary school or community to address homophobia/heterosexism will be given special consideration.
As a leader in anti-discrimination work, CCGSD runs programming all over Canada and the United States. Because of our hundreds of volunteers, we are able to reach over 250,000 people annually. We are also a proud leader in the International Day of Pink (DayOfPink.org), engaging millions of people in wearing pink and to run programs that stand up to bullying. We encourage you to find out more about CCGSD & the International Day of Pink, and get involved in making your community a safer and more diverse place.
CCGSD Mission Statement
The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity aspires to support and transform Canadian and indigenous communities from coast to coast to coast in a shared vision of a discrimination-free gender and sexually diverse world.
The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity was established to support and empower work happening on a collaborative and/or collective level between and within territories, provinces, and Indigenous of peoples such as Canadians, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis. This support comes in the form of educational and arts-based initiatives, research, and resources for schools and communities, ranging from a full day of workshops with ongoing support to week-long training forums with integrated year-long projects as part of its deliverables. The International Day of Pink is part of this programming, where we provide learning kits that make wearing pink a catalyst for change. Lastly, complementary programs facilitated by our Youth Advisory Committee, such as our grants, awards, and scholarships, continue to celebrate the ongoing work already being done in hundreds of communities daily.