We are excited to announce that the profits from our TRX sales are going to the Just One Person Scholarship!
Building my own business is also huge part of ensuring that I can be in a position to give back to the charities I care about, mostly those around Youth in Care because I was one.
More information about the fund:
The Ottawa Senators Foundation (now the Ottawa-Gatineau Youth Foundation) in partnership with the Max Keeping Foundation created the Just One Person Scholarship: giving youth-in-care the opportunity to attend university so they too can one day make a difference.
A “youth-in-care” is defined as a child removed from their home for a period of time and placed in the care of a foster home, group home, temporary detention, or secure or open custody, as determined by Child and Family Services, Child Welfare and the Children’s Aid Society. In Canada, there are over 80,000 children and youth in the care of child welfare system alone. An additional 25,000 youth are in detention centers and youth justice facilities. Countless more are in mental health institutions. There are thousands still who have fallen through cracks in the system and are living on the streets and in shelters. These youth deserve the opportunity to further their education despite the financial and the emotional hardships that may make pursuing this goal difficult. It is hoped that the Just One Person Scholarship of the University of Ottawa will encourage other academic institutions across Canada to create similar events and awards so that wards of the Crown from coast to coast will be given the chance to follow their dreams.
This scholarship will provide $4,000 to help cover tuition and books and is renewable annually, based on reasonable progress toward the completion of an undergraduate degree or diploma.
Donations received for this endowment fund are matched by the University of Ottawa’s President’s Fund and the Government of Ontario’s Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS) matching program. The donors thank the University of Ottawa and the Government of Ontario for its matching contribution."