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The application process for 2018 Scholarships is now open. 


Applications close Friday 11 May 2018 at 5.00pm.  

Ontario Association of Children's Rehabilitation is pleased to offer the OACRS Scholarship Award Program in recognition of students who have been served by Ontario's Children's Treatment Centres and who are pursuing a post secondary education or career goal.

The OACRS Scholarship Award(s) is an annual one-time award. The number and amount of scholarships will be determined annually by the OACRS Board of Directors.

For more information on the Scholarship Program and how to apply please click here.

2017 OACRS Scholarship Recipients


OACRS salutes these young adults for their academic achievements and outstanding commitment to their communities. 


Wesley Magee-Saxton

A natural performer, award winning student and active community volunteer, Wesley is recognized for his leadership skills and his ability to work with people of all ages and interests. With a goal of bringing more joy to the world in troubling times, he plans to create theatre works showing the capability of special needs people. Wesley will further his skills in performance art at York University’s Theatre program.

    Alexandra Clay

 Already a passionate educator teaching others about cerebral palsy, and writing more than 100 short stories with a novella she plans to publish, Alexandra is at Fleming College pursuing her career goal of becoming a primary school teacher.  Her vision is to help students with physical and intellectual disabilities feel more welcome in the school community and provide the tools that they need to meet their academic potential.



Jessica Chan
  Jessica is described as a leader and role model with many strengths and talents.  A writer, athlete and musician, she is regarded as an inspiration to her entire school community.  She has the ability to help others learn more about themselves and their own potential.  Jessica is attending the University of Toronto to study Psychology and Health Sciences.

Cassandra Burdick
A dancer, athlete, musician and honour roll student, Cassandra is described as a natural leader who has many talents and a love for life, family and friends.  A dedicated member of Scouts Canada and an active community volunteer, she is pursing a social work degree at Lakehead University.


Rebekah Patenaude
Rebekah is described as an advocate with a can-do attitude who never backs away from a challenge.  Enrolled in paralegal studies at Mohawk College, this is the first step in her goal to become a human rights lawyer.  She plans a career of ensuring that people's differences are embraced and not discriminated against.

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