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March 2023

Thank you for your interest in the Clark Bursary.

We are not receiving applications currently. Please check back for more information in fall 2023. 

We encourage you to explore the opportunities that may be available at your post-secondary institution or visit the “Educational Support” section of the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada website. There you will find listed a variety of scholarships and awards for youth in and from care that you may be eligible for.

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About the Awards

The Clark Bursary program was established in 1989 through a generous donation by Ron and Nancy Clark of Caledonia, with the goal of assisting youth in and from care to achieve their academic and career goals.

How to Apply

Young people 30 years of age or younger, that are or have been ‘in care’ through a Children’s Aid Society (CAS) or Indigenous Child Wellbeing Society (ICWS) in Ontario, can provide proof of educational activity and have not previously been awarded a Clark Bursary.

The total award amount of $2,000 is paid in one sum to the recipient.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must be 30 years of age or under at the time of application.
  • Applicants must be/have been in the care of an Ontario Children’s Aid Society or Indigenous Child and Family Well-Being Agency.
  • Applicants must not have previously been awarded a Clark Bursary.
  • Applicants must provide proof of educational activity.

Go to to register and submit an application.

If you have any questions regarding the Clark Bursary Awards program, contact

Please know that your information is collected and used for the sole purpose of administering the Clark Bursary program. If you’d like to withdraw your consent at any time or discuss how it is being used, contact

Please note, the application form is only available in English. However, if you require French language support to complete the form, email and indicate that in the subject line. We will respond to your request as soon as possible.

Applicants will receive a response from the Clark Bursary administration team within two weeks of submitting their application.

Need some help with your application?

Use this infographic to understand the application process for the Clark Bursary Awards.

The Clark Bursary Awards is a program of the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies. Visit to learn more about our work on behalf of the Ontario child welfare sector.