Information for Youth In Care
and Former Crown Wards
The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) has just unveiled ontario.ca/ican, a new website designed for Crown wards and those who support them, as they consider and plan for their future.
Ontario Crown Ward Postsecondary Application
Fee Reimbursement Program
Provincial assistance is now available through the Ontario Crown Ward Postsecondary Application Fee Reimbursement
Program to help current and former Ontario Crown wards cover postsecondary application fees. The program provides up to $210
to reimburse eligible postsecondary application fees incurred for
full-time studies by current and former Ontario Crown wards for
a first postsecondary degree, diploma or certificate program
starting in the Fall 2009 term or later.
Please click on the Ministry web site link to learn more about the program and print out a Reimbursement Application Form.
Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) Income Exemption for Bursaries/Scholarships for Crown Wards
Beginning in the 2008-2009 academic year, bursaries and scholarships provided to current and former Crown wards by Children's Aid Societies and the Children's Aid Foundation are
eligible for an OSAP exemption.
Up to $3,500 of eligible bursaries and scholarships will be
exempt from income in OSAP. Students in receipt of these
awards will be assessed for OSAP funding for full-time studies without consideration of the exempt amount.
If you received a busary or scholarship from your Children's Aid Society or the Children's Aid Foundation, contact your Children's
Aid Society for the necessary form that you will need to provide
to OSAP to get this exemption.
Scholarships and bursaries provided by community agencies
or organizations or corporations may be eligible for the OSAP exemption if child welfare involvement was an eligibility
requirement for the award.