Copyright 2013. Second Chance Scholarship Foundation .    All Rights Reserved 2013.

Registered Charity No. 897229209RR0001


The Honourable Julian Fantino,
(former Commissioner, Ontario Provincial Police and Chief of Police, Toronto Police Service)

The Honourable Ken Dryden (former National Hockey League goalie; former Minister of Social Development)

The Honourable Mary Anne Chambers (former Minister of Children and Youth Services)

Patrons

The Honourable Roy McMurtry 
(former Chief Justice of Ontario)

The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C.,
Chief Justice of Canada

The Honourable Mr. Justice Peter Cory
(former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada)

The Honourable Mr. Justice Michael Tulloch,
Justice of Ontario Court of Appeal


Our Objectives

To provide post-secondary education scholarships to youth who are, or have been, involved in the criminal justice system or disadvantaged youth who are at-risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system;


To establish, maintain and support education, training, and support programs for youth who are, or have been, involved in the criminal justice system or disadvantaged youth who are at-risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system;

To provide youth who are, or have been, involved in the criminal justice system or disadvantaged youth who are at-risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system with mentoring and support programs to educate and assist such youth in making positive choices in their lives and their communities and assist in their development in becoming productive law-abiding members of the community;


To provide literacy programs for youth involved in the criminal justice system or disadvantaged youth who are at-risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system and establish and maintain libraries within youth detention/custodial centres; and


To receive and maintain a fund or funds and to apply all or part of the principal income therefrom, from time to time, to charitable organizations that are also registered charities under the Income Tax Act (Canada).

All too often children who end up in the criminal justice system come from homes where poverty is their biggest hurdle to realizing and achieving a further education. The founders and supporters of the Foundation recognize and believe that all youth have potential and if given an opportunity to succeed academically, these youth can become educated, responsible and contributing members of society.


All they need is a SECOND CHANCE!


In 1999, various members of the criminal justice system, including Defense Counsel, Crown Attorneys and Judges, established the Second Chance Scholarship Foundation. The Foundation was subsequently incorporated on February 7, 2003 and received charitable organization status effective June 3, 2003.


In keeping with our mission, the Foundation provides the means for young persons to overcome the financial barriers to a positive and productive future.


The scholarships are available to those young persons who are, or have been involved in the criminal justice system or are at-risk for such, and who demonstrate a desire to change their lifestyle and leave behind their criminal antecedents. The scholarship recipients must agree to give back to their community by volunteering in their community.

Our History