CIBC becomes premier funder of Childhood Cancer Canada’s Survivor Scholarships program
February 22, 2023 (TORONTO, ON) - Childhood Cancer Canada is excited to announce its partnership with CIBC Foundation. As premier funder, CIBC is generously donating $150,000 to Childhood Cancer Canada Survivor Scholarships program.
"CIBC Foundation aims to create a world without limits to ambition. Through the foundation, CIBC is advancing its commitment to supporting cancer research and support organizations which are helping make progress towards creating a future where no one has to fear a cancer diagnosis.
Cancer is a cause that is very important to us at CIBC because it affects so many Canadians, including our team members, clients, and loved ones. CIBC is proud to support Childhood Cancer Canada as they continue to improve the lives of those living with cancer. --- Ronan Ryan, Senior Director, Community Relationships & Executive Director, CIBC Foundation."
Established in 2000, the Survivor Scholarship program was created to recognize the financial hardships faced by families dealing with childhood cancer and the potential cognitive challenges faced by children which result from certain cancer treatments. The scholarships inspire deserving young students to pursue post-secondary education at any university, college, or vocational program in Canada. On average, Childhood Cancer Canada receives over 130 applications each year and since its inception, the program has awarded more than 2,070 survivor scholarships. The application period for the 2023 academic year is open from March 1 to April 30. In October, approximately 100 successful applicants will each be awarded a $1,500 scholarship.
"Childhood Cancer Canada is grateful to CIBC Foundation for their generous donation of $150,000 to support our Survivor Scholarships program,” says Sandi Hancox, Executive Director, Childhood Cancer Canada. “With this this remarkable gift, 100 young adult cancer survivors will receive financial assistance this year to aid in their post-secondary academic aspirations. We extend our heartfelt thanks to CIBC Foundation for recognizing the personal triumphs of students who survive childhood cancer."
Childhood Cancer Canada and CIBC believe we can continue to provide vital support and opportunities to young adults affected by childhood cancer as they strive to reach their full potential.
To learn more or apply for a CIBC Survivor Scholarship, please visit https://www.childhoodcancer.ca/Your-Impact/Programs/Programs/scholarship