Congratulations! Thank you for taking the first step in helping continue the cycle of bringing the best and brightest to the hospitality and foodservice industry. Let’s get started.
Direct Sponsor Scholarship Program:
The Sponsored Scholarship Program is designed for donations of $1,000 and more. These scholarships are donated to on an annual basis and are renewed each year. The duration of the donation can be lengthened.
All Direct Sponsored Scholarship Donors will be listed within our website and also in each of our event programs. Our Scholarship Sponsors will also be invited to our Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony. A full tax receipt will be provided for the full amount of the donation.
For donations less than $1,000 please see our Group Sponsored Scholarship Section below.
If you were thinking of giving a much larger donation than mentioned above, we would like to offer you yet another alternative – a Financial Endowment
Participating Universities and Colleges
Based on historical submissions of winning candidates, the Foundation works with the following accredited Colleges and Universities in offering scholarships to their students. The list is reviewed annually by the Foundation’s Scholarship Committee. Training facilities not found on the list are able to send a request to be added at any time during the year. Presently there are five (5) Universities and twenty-two (22) Colleges.
- Mount Saint Vincent University, Nova Scotia
- Ryerson University, Ontario
- Thompson Rivers University, British Columbia
- University of Guelph, Ontario
- University of Victoria, British Columbia
- Algonquin College, Ontario
- Assiniboine Community College, Manitoba
- Camosun College, British Columbia
- Canadore College, Ontario
- Centennial College, Ontario
- Conestoga College, Ontario
- Douglas College, British Columbia
- Fanshawe College, Ontario
- George Brown College, Ontario
- Holland College, Prince Edward Island
- Humber College, Ontario
- Institut de Tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec, Quebec
- La Cite Collegiale, Ontario
- Niagara College of Applied Arts and Technology, Ontario
- Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Alberta
- Nova Scotia Community College, Nova Scotia
- Portage College, Manitoba
- Red River College, Manitoba
- Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatchewan
- Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Polytechnic, Alberta
- Stratford Chefs School, Ontario
- Vancouver Community College, British Columbia
September / October – schools are informed of the available scholarships that they are allowed to fill and of scholarships that their students may apply for;
December – deadline for winners and scholarship applicants for our Direct Sponsored Scholarships;
January – confirm the registration of students or completion of the certificate;
February – presentation of the certificate at our Scholarship Awards Dinner; and
March – distribution of funds to each of the schools.
Distribution of Funds
Once a winning candidate has been received and vetted the training facilities are sent the funds and are instructed to put the funds toward the winning student’s fees. If the fees are paid in full the school distributes the funds to the student directly. If they are partially paid or if the amount of the scholarship exceeds the tuition the difference is sent directly to the individual. The training facility is responsible for ensuring that the individual has the correct documentation for the individual to report their award on their income tax submission.
A financial endowment is a donation of money (or property) to a nonprofit or charitable organization for the ongoing support of that organization. Typically the endowment is structured so that the principal amount is kept intact while the investment income is available for use, or part of the principal is released each year, which allows for the donation to have an impact over a longer period than if it were spent all at once.
The Canadian Hospitality Foundation is a registered charity. The foundation is audited annually by Grant Thornton and all funds are managed by BMO Nesbitt Burns.
If you are interested in providing an endowment to the Canadian Hospitality Foundation while you are living or through your will, please contact the foundation office directly at 416-363-3401 and speak with Katrin Zeuner.
If you were thinking of making a smaller donation, we would like to offer you an alternative solution – our Group Sponsored Scholarship Program.
Group Sponsored Scholarship Program:
Please provide us with the value of the donation that you would like to create:
Value (less than $1,000)
Your donation will be brought together with other donors to provide a $1,000 scholarship within the category selected.
Please note that The Canadian Hospitality Foundation takes the selection of the participating schools under much consideration and to ensure that we have the appropriate support funding for all the participating schools across Canada, the Canadian Hospitality Foundation reserves the right to allocate the Sponsored Scholarships. All special requests will be taken into consideration.
All Sponsored Scholarship donations made after April 1st will be awarded the following year.
Please be advised that for Direct Sponsored Scholarships there will be an administration and certificate fee is charged to cover the costs of administering a scholarship from start to finish of 20% of the value of the donation and $60 for the certificate.
All Direct Sponsored Scholarship Donors will receive and tax receipt for the full value of their donation. The Foundation would also be more than happy to make the above decisions for you if you would prefer.