Bill 7 Award

A Post Secondary Scholarship for Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Two-Spirited and Queer Students in Ontario.

30 x 30

Welcome to our 30 X 30 Anniversary Celebration!

Since our founding in 1987, the LGBTQ student experience sure has changed. Who would have predicted LGBTQ groups on every campus and growing support for transgender students?

Yet challenges remain. Over the next several months we’ll share 30 insightful stories from 30 of our Bill 7 Award advocates – compelling thoughts and words of wisdom for today's LGBTQ students and our future scholarship recipients.


Ana Qarri, 2012 Scholarship Recipient

Ana Qarri received the Bill 7 Award scholarship in 2012, just before entering her undergraduate studies at McMaster University. Ana returned in 2016 to deliver the key note speech at the Bill 7 Awards presentation in November 2016. She recently completed her studies at McMaster University where she was involved in LGBTQ+ and gender equity organizations. Most recently, she has helped establish Speqtrum Hamilton, one of the city’s only initiatives focused on community building for LGBTQ+ youth.

Your most memorable Bill 7 moment?

Giving the keynote address at the 2016 Bill 7 Awards. I had a calculus midterm when I was supposed to receive my award in 2012 so..

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Ana Qarri