CUPE Local 2190 believes that post-secondary education is imperative to not only to individual success, but that higher education is key to positive societal outcomes. This includes higher productivity and happiness, innovation and economic growth as well as stronger communities that enjoy stronger civic engagement and social unity.
Each year at the Hope for Children Fund’s Annual Scholarship Event, Local 2190 supports two memorial scholarships and ten awards to youth in the care of the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto.
The Rita Manna Memorial Scholarship and the Myron Kylmko Memorial Scholarship were named after two long standing members of the local. The Sally Woodcock Award, named after one of the Local’s past presidents, is an effort recognition award given to ten young people in care of the catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto.
What is unique about the scholarships and the awards is that they are funded solely through the dues paid by members of CUPE 2190, the workers at the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto. The generosity of the workers extends beyond working tirelessly on behalf of children and youth each day to supporting them financially towards their education.
This year’s event will be held on Wednesday, August 26, at The Bram and Bluma Apple Salon, Toronto Reference Library located at 789 Yonge Street. The event runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
We would like to congratulate all the recipients and wish them much success in their future endeavours.