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  • Division Student Awards


    Division Student Awards

    Part I: Division Student Awards Nominations

    • The deadline for all nominations is 4 p.m. on Friday, April 9. Please note: Students may submit self-nominations or students may be nominated by school staff members only. Students are not to nominate other students.
    • Nominations for all six awards can be completed using the Division Student Awards Nomination Form. The nomination form will ask the nominator to complete a field with 100-150 words as to why the nominee is a good candidate for the award. 

    Part II: Division Student Awards Selections

    • Once nominations are closed on Friday, April 9, schools will conduct their own process to adjudicate or determine a single award recipient for each of the six Division Student Award categories. 
    • Schools then submit their selections using the Division Student Awards Selection Sheet
    • Award recipients will be asked to provide their consent (or their parent/guardian’s consent if they are under the age of 18) to publish their name and nomination information to publicly acknowledge and celebrate their accomplishment.
    • The school’s recipient certificates will be sent to awards leads during the week of May 24-28
  • Community Sponsored Awards & Scholarships


    Community Sponsored Awards & Scholarships

    • Community Sponsored Award Information and Application Form 
    • Submission deadline for all community sponsored awards and scholarships is 4 p.m. on Monday, May 3.
    • Each award or scholarship has its own criteria and online application form.
    • Once an application form is submitted, the school principal will receive an email asking them to support the student’s application. 
    • Adjudication teams for each award or scholarship will select recipients by May 31.
    • Strategic Division Supports will contact school principals by June 2 to make arrangements to notify the recipients and arrange delivery of the certificates.
  • Youth Cannabis Awareness Contest


    The YMCA of Greater Toronto’s Youth Cannabis Awareness Program (YCAP) is running a Digital Media Contest and we need the help of youth ages 16-24 to help determine a winner. The contest challenged youth from across Canada to create a poster and/or video discussing how cannabis use affects youth brain development.
    Currently, the contest has selected its top 3 poster and top 3 video submissions and is now looking for youth to fill out a short 5-minute survey evaluating one poster and/or one video. The results of the survey will determine the contest’s winners, and all youth who complete a survey will receive an Amazon gift card for participating.  

    Interested youth can participate in the following ways: 
    • Complete both a poster and video evaluation, and receive a $10 Amazon gift card. 
    • Complete a single video evaluation, and receive a $5 Amazon gift card. 
    • Complete a single poster evaluation, and receive a $5 Amazon gift card.

    Each youth can only complete a maximum of ONE POSTER EVALUATION and ONE VIDEO EVALUATION, meaning that at most, a youth can receive a $10 Amazon gift card. Incomplete evaluations or any additional evaluations completed by the same person will be disregarded, and the person who completed them WILL NOT receive a gift card. 

    If you’re interested in participating you can fill out the evaluations by using the links below: 

    Poster Evaluation 
    Video Evaluation 
    Note: Gift cards will be paid out the Friday following the completion of the evaluation (for example if you complete the evaluation on February 13th, 2021 you will not receive the gift card until February 19th, 2021) 
    If you have any questions about the contest or the Impact Surveys please email YCAP@ymcagta.org.

  • RBC Indigenous Student Awards


    The RBC Indigenous Student Awards Program provides Status Indian, Non-status Indian, Inuit or Métis students up to $5,000 each academic year, for two to four years, to use towards tuition, textbooks, supplies and living expenses. 

    Applications and supporting documents must be received by RBC on or before February 28, 2021.  To learn more regarding eligibility and to apply, visit RBC 2021 Indigenous Student Awards Program.

    RBC awards ten scholarships in two categories:

    • For students majoring in disciplines related to the financial services industry
    • For students majoring in disciplines unrelated to the financial services industry

    They also consider scholarship recipients who are interested in careers in financial services for summer and post-graduate employment.

  • Updated COVID-19 Protocols

    The province has released new supporting materials around provincial COVID-19 guidelines for schools.

    •  How Long To Stay Home From School
    •  Daily Health Checklist

    As we progress through the 2020-2021 school year, there will always be adjustments and modifications based on the recommendations from our Chief Medical Officer and the Alberta Government.

    As well, an updated COVID-19 Division Re-entry Strategy has been released.
    Please note that high schools can have modified re-entry plans due to the size of buildings, population of students, scheduling, travel patterns and school needs. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our administration.