Bill 7 Award

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


2019 Presentation Event

Nov. 7, 2019

November 7, 2019 marked another wonderful Bill 7 Award Presentation at the 519 Community Centre.

A record group of almost 150 comprised of recipients, guests, donors, sponsors and supporters witnessed a diverse group of impressive student recipients receiving Bill 7 Award scholarships.  The bravery, authenticity and dedication of the students, and hearing of the challenges they have overcome, always leaves a memorable impact on attendees.

At the event, thanks to increased support from our generous donors, we were pleased to announce our first ever continuing Bill 7 Award scholarship, which was awarded to recipient Adryan Korzen (currently in 1st year Medical Science at Western) who will be eligible to receive a Bill 7 Award scholarship each year until he completes his undergraduate program.  In addition to the new continuing scholarship, we were also to present 15 scholarships in the amount of $3,000.   You will recall due to donor support we increased each scholarship to $3,000 each compared to $2,500 in recent prior years. 

We also would especially like to thank our event sponsors - IBM Canada, EY and Manulife Financial - who through their generous support enable us to hold this very special event to recognize the 16 very deserving LGBTQ students who were scholarship recipients.

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2018 Presentation Event

Nov. 8, 2018

We held another hugely successful Bill 7 Award Presentation on Thursday November 8, 2018 at the 519 Community Centre.

We heard powerful stories from and celebrated our amazing student recipients.  We also announced a very significant donation by RBC Foundation and the RBC Future Launch initiative of $75,000 over the next 5 years to support the Bill 7 Award Trust and scholarships for LGBTQ students facing a critical financial need.

At the event, thanks to increased support from our generous donors and RBC Future Launch, we were pleased to be able to not only increase the number of scholarships to 15 in total, but also to increase the amount of each scholarship to $3,000 each (compared to $2,500 in recent prior years). 

We also would especially like to thank our corporate sponsors - IBM Canada, Manulife Financial and EY - who through their generous support enable us to hold this very special event to recognize the 15 very deserving students who were scholarship recipients.


2017 Presentation Event

Nov. 7, 2017

This year we celebrated our 30th Anniversary at the 2017 Bill 7 Award Presentation which was held on Tuesday, November 7th at 6:00 p.m. at the 519 Community Centre.

The Bill 7 Award Trust scholarship was established 30 years ago in 1987 to recognize the passing of Bill 7 by the Ontario legislature to recognize sexual orientation as protected from discrimination under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

In 2017, thanks to increased support from our generous donors, we were pleased to be able to award 12 scholarships of $2,500 each (an increase of 2 more scholarships than last year!)

We would especially like to thank our corporate sponsors - IBM Canada and EY - who through their generous support enable us to hold the event to recognize the 12 very deserving LGBTQ students who were scholarship recipients.


2016 Presentation Event

Nov. 1, 2016

The 2016 Bill 7 Award Presentation was held on Tuesday, November 1st at 6:00 p.m. at the 519 Community Centre (519 Church Street, Toronto).

In 2016, thanks to increased support from our generous donors, we were pleased to be able to award 10 scholarships of $2,500 each.