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.
Carol Thames is the longtime past chair of the Bill 7 Award Trust. Carol, who has completed a Graduate Diploma in Justice System Administration at York University, has immersed herself – both in professional and volunteer capacities – in numerous not-for-profit, community agencies since the early 1990s. Some of the groups that have benefited from Carol’s dedication include the Sistering Women’s Drop-in Program, Homes First Society, Access Housing and Doorsteps Neighbourhood Services. In Carol’s words, “With over fifteen years of management experience in the non-profit sector, my passion lies in managing people and programs.”
Your thoughts on the role of scholarships like the Bill 7 Award?
A scholarship like the Bill 7 Award is crucial to LGBT2SQ student population because it provides the financial supports that are necessary for students who are experiencing a monetary short-fall that can impact their path to achieving a post-secondary education.Read more >