Colleges and Institutes Canada

Making education more accessible for students

This year, we handed out a second round of bursaries as part of the Paul and Gerri Charette Bursary Program, which was launched in 2019. What’s more, in recognition of the particular challenges students have faced this year, we were able to double the amount of the bursaries awarded thanks to a very generous new contribution by Paul and Gerri.

The program provides support to college and institute students who face challenges or barriers, especially financial, to participating in and completing their post-secondary education. It also gives preference students from or attending colleges or institutes in rural, remote, or northern areas.