DECA Young Leaders Scholarship

The DECA Young Leaders Scholarship will award $2,000 to deserving young people who are involved and improving their community

The Danforth East Community Association (DECA) was formed by a group of neighbours in 2007. Our vision is to make our pocket of the city a more vibrant, walkable and safe place. Since then, we have created the East Lynn Farmer's Market, launched the Danforth East Arts Fair, incubated and run commercial revitalization initiatives along the Danforth including the pop-up shops, run a highly active adopt-a-tree program throughout the area, and raised $30,000 towards sponsoring Syrian refugees, among many other things.

To be eligible, you must:

- Be entering your first year of post-secondary education or training in fall 2017
- Demonstrate financial need
- Live or goes to school within DECA boundaries (Main Street east, Lumsden/Mortimer north, Monarch Park west and the train tracks to the south.)
- Actively working to improve our neighbourhood in some demonstrable way

What makes these scholarships unique is that it: 

  • Recognizes community and civic engagement
  • Promotes healthier communities and, through that, a better Toronto
  • Supports any form of credible post-secondary education or training
  • Provides opportunities for second year matching scholarships at Ryerson University, University of Toronto, York University, OCAD University, Humber College, Seneca College and George Brown College
  • Includes an employment program that connects applicants to meaningful summer employment opportunities  

To download application, click on APPLICATION on the right side menu.

For more information contact
Rebecca Keenan:, 416-392-0335  OR Lisa Murray, 416-981-4252