Awards & Scholarships

The Caring Society proudly acknowledges the work of individuals and groups, including children and youth, in working to support the best outcomes for Indigenous children and families. We offer the following award and scholarship opportunities:

  • Peter Henderson Bryce Award - for outstanding leadership in promoting the safety, health or well-being of First Nations, Métis and Inuit children and youth (adult category and child/youth category). 
  • Jordan's Principle Scholarship - for First Nations students studying children's health or children with disabilities.
  • Spirit Bear Award - for demonstrated commitment by a group of young people to reconciliation and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.
  • Shannen’s Dream Scholarship - a “pay-it-forward” scholarship to assist First Nations youth with post-secondary education costs. 

We are encouraging folks to submit their applications online or through email rather than mail due to new COVID-19 requirements, as of January 5, 2022. However, we will still accept applications sent by mail.

We have moved! Our new address to send your mailed applications to is: 

First Nations Child & Family Caring Society
350 Sparks Street, Unit 202
Ottawa, ON  K1R 7S8

Please check your application package carefully. Incomplete applications will not be considered. While we appreciate all applications, as a small organization, we can only contact the successful applicant. 

Do you know someone you would nominate for any of these categories? Check out each page for more information!