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We are now accepting applications for scholarships to the 2016 Summer Conference.

Deadline for submitting scholarship applications is JUNE 30, 2016.

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Increasing Accessibility

Scholarship Student Leon Tompson 2011 Couchiching is pleased to provide scholarship opportunities for individuals who are interested in participating in our programs and events, particularly the Summer Conference, but may not have sufficient resources to cover costs to attend. In addition to providing important access to our program, the Institute also benefits from our scholarship program as many of or recipients have contributed to the growth of the Institute and often have moved on to play leadership roles in Canadian society.

Expectations of scholarship recipients include active participation in conference sessions and discussions as well as ongoing involvement in our committees and public affairs activities throughout the year, helping us to achieve our mission and sharing with a broader public the work of the Institute.

Scholarships are awarded from Funds established by the devoted Couchiching community and are intended to keep registration fees low and to defray travel and accommodation costs wherever possible.

Scholarships are generously supported by the Kurt Swinton / Aczel Scholarship Fund which is dedicated to supporting students, youth and Couchiching Volunteers.

The Kurt Swinton / Aczel Scholarship Fund honours two dedicated Couchiching members - the late Kurt Swinton, a former prodigious member and President of the Institute, who was devoted to adult education and the free dissemination of ideas and Catherine Aczel Boivie, a dedicated Vancouver-based member of Couchiching Institute.

The fund provides scholarships for Canadian students, young professionals and others who have significantly contributed to the Couchiching Institute through its committees, or who have a special interest and connection to the annual conference topic and seek to contribute meaningfully to the conference and/or have demonstrated a passionate interest and engagement in Canadian public affairs often within under-served communities across Canada and will raise awareness of issues and concerns arising from their experience within these communities.

The Institute would not be able to provide these vital scholarships without the contributions of our supporters. We encourage you  contribute so that we can continue to provide accessible engagement. 


2016 Summer Conference

The Canada Project

Identity, Citizenship, and Nationhood in a Changing World

August 5-7, 2016
The YMCA Geneva Park Conference Centre, Orillia, ON

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