The Smart & Caring Education Initiative was created in response to the Governor General’s call to action to Canada’s community foundations to build a “smart and caring nation” in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017. This call to action has galvanized foundations across the county to address significant local socioeconomic issues and provide impactful solutions. In Grey Bruce, the major issue that we want to address is access to funding for post-secondary education and training.

Our Smart & Caring Education Initiative has two goals:

  1.  To grow our education fund by one million dollars to reach 1.75 million by 2017. In so doing, we will create a plethora of new scholarships and awards for Grey Bruce students pursuing all pathways to educational success: university, college, apprenticeship and workplace training programs.
  2. To create and launch this accessible website that focuses on all available financial resources available to Grey Bruce students, to help local students increase their chances of educational success.