NEADS News: June 2016
Lorne Fraser Educational Fund for British Columbia Students With Mental Illness (apply by June 30th)
About the bursary:
Each year, the Lorne Fraser Educational Fund awards several bursaries to people with a mental illness to help further their pursuit of post-secondary education.
Bursary amounts, $700 each, are based on the annual interest of the fund and are awarded for the fall term of each year. In addition to the bursary program, the scholarship program annually awards $1000 or $2000 to two post-secondary students living with mental illness, whose educational and career goals are related to mental health promotion
Who can apply:
Successful applicants for the Lorne Fraser Educational Bursary must meet the eligibility criteria outlined below:
– experience of a mental illness
– accessing therapeutic support/mental health services
– an identified job goal
– a demonstrated need for financial assistance
– will be enrolled at a recognized BC post-secondary institution by December 1, 2016
– at least 20 years of age and
– a resident of British Columbia
Successful applicants for the Lorne Fraser Scholarship for Mental Health Promotion must meet the eligibility criteria outlined below: experience of a mental illness accessing therapeutic support/mental health services a demonstrated need for financial assistance at least 20 years of age and a resident of British Columbia entering the second, third or fourth year of an undergraduate or graduate program at a designated British Columbia university or college will be enrolled at a recognized BC post-secondary institution by December 1, 2016 educational and vocational goals related to mental health promotion (see instructions for the 500 word statement of intent)
Apply online Apply for the Lorne Fraser Educational Bursary online.
Apply for the Lorne Fraser Scholarship for Mental Health Promotion online by June 30, 2016
Apply through the Canadian Mental Health Association – BC Division website: http://www.cmha.bc.ca/how-we-can-help/campus/lornefraser
NEADS and DAWN Canada conducting research to determine prevalence of violence related to women with disabilities and Deaf women on campuses
May 26, 2016 (Montreal) – The DisAbled Women’s Network (DAWN) Canada and the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) are conducting collaborative research to determine the prevalence of violence against women with disabilities and Deaf women on college and university campuses in Canada.
Recent media reports have exposed high rates of sexual assault of women students on campuses across the country.
“This study is ground-breaking because it will help us to begin to understand the experiences of women students who are Deaf or have a disability, and it will also help us determine if their needs are being met when they seek support from campus programs,” said Frank Smith, NEADS National Coordinator.
Access to the survey can be found here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CNB8BRR , or from the NEADS or DAWN Canada website or on Twitter @DAWNRAFHCanada #Safecampus.
Established in 1985, DAWN Canada works to create change at a systemic level in order to directly improve the quality of life for women with disabilities and Deaf women in Canada. Since 1986, NEADS has supported full access to education and employment for post-secondary students and graduates with disabilities across Canada.
For more information, contact: Hanane Khales Communications Coordinator, DAWN Canada firstname.lastname@example.org 514-396-0009 Ext. 2505
Or Frank Smith National Coordinator, NEADS email@example.com 613-380-8065 Ext. 201
For full NEADS article, follow this link: http://www.neads.ca/en/about/media/index.php?id=380
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