The New Canadian Education Award was established by Marta Mihoff and her husband Derek Broughton in honour of Marta's grandfather, Leo Mihoff, who immigrated from Bulgaria around 1920. As a young man he had been apprenticing as a tailor, but was pressed into two wars. At the first opportunity he and his brothers left for Canada, where he worked for the rest of his life as a labourer. It was important to Leo that his eldest child, a daughter, go to university, and told her the only thing which cannot be taken from you is education.
The intent of the award is to help new immigrants and their children get access to training, education, or accreditation for interrupted careers. Any type of career development will be considered such as a professional trade, care-giver, or university or college degree or diploma.
Deadline for application is April 30th each year.
If you would like to donate to this award fund, donations of up to $500 can be made through CanadaHelps.
For donations over $500, please contact the CFNS office.