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Leadership in Social Justice Achievement Award

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This year, 12 awards ($500 each) will be presented to graduating Grade 12 students in York Region who have contributed to social justice, equity and human rights in their schools and communities.

Award recipients will be recognized at the York Regional Police International Human Rights Day Celebration on Thursday, December 8, 2022.


All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Candidate must be a student attending a York Region School.
  2. Candidate must be graduating high school or equivalent in June 2022 and attending an accredited Canadian post-secondary institution (college or university) in September 2022/January 2023 on a full-time basis.
  3. Candidate must have demonstrated leadership towards the goals of equity, inclusion and social justice in one of the following areas: ability, age, culture, gender, gender identity, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status through community engagement or employment.
  4. Candidate must list any significant contributions made to the community throughout their years as a secondary school student.

How to Apply

Please carefully review and complete this scholarship application package.

If you have any questions please contact

Submission Deadlines

All scholarship applications are due by Friday, June 10, 2022.

Submissions can be made online by emailing or by mail to:

York Regional Police Headquarters
47 Don Hillock Drive L4G 0S7
Attn: Claudine Hewlett , YRP Research Assistant, Executive Services