The Canadian Labour Congress and United Way Centraide Canada are pleased to announce the 2018 winner for our annual post-secondary scholarship, Alexandria Masse!
Alexandria is a student at Walkerville Collegiate Institute in Windsor, Ontario and is headed to NSCAD University this fall to pursue an education in textiles and fashion. She is the child of a local teacher who is a member of The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario.
Throughout her application, Alexandria demonstrated a tremendous amount of leadership and activism as a young woman of colour. This includes her regular participation in Labour Day activities in Windsor, her involvement with local Pride events, as well as her engagement as a volunteer on electoral campaigns at various levels of government in her community. Her deep commitment to social justice and speaking up against sexual harassment and violence make her a powerful voice for the youth of today.
The CLC and the UWCC are long-time partners in taking action to create prosperous, inclusive, diverse and respectful communities, safer workplaces, and a fairer Canada for working people. We recognize that post-secondary education provides important opportunities for young people but is out of reach for many working class people due to ever-increasing tuition fees.
Young workers today are facing many social and workplace issues. However, many have taken these challenges as an opportunity to create positive change, and impact their communities for the better. Every year, this scholarship is offered in recognition of the efforts and commitment of young workers across Canada who have demonstrated commitment to positively impacting social and workplace issues in their community.
Stay tuned next year, when young activists starting their first year of full-time post-secondary study will have the opportunity to once again apply for this $2,500 scholarship!