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Harleen Arora is a grade 12 student at Woodbridge College. She is an enthusiastic and motivated leader, dedicated to strengthening the student​ voice​. Her goal is to inspire positive change and to establish a formal outlet that students can use to share their opinions. She loves new, challenging experiences and is involved in many extra-curricular activities such as DECA, Character Education, Student Council and Taekwondo.

Andrew Liu is a grade 12 student enrolled in the International Baccalaureate program at Bayview Secondary School. He is an innovative leader and budding entrepreneur who strives to inspire and empower students to be more engaged within their schools and communities. In his free time, he enjoys taking part ​in his ​school DECA Chapter, shooting photos, and listening to stories. Tell him one when you get a chance!


Student Trustee Innovation Grant

Do you have an innovative idea that supports modern learning? If so, the Student Trustee Innovation Grant could provide you with up to $1000 to support a school or community project in the area of innovation.
Below is an overview of the criteria and application process.


The following criteria must be included in the proposal.
  1. Students submitting the proposal must be;
    • the leaders of the project (one to three students);
    • in grades 7-11; and
    • enrolled full-time at a YRDSB school.
  2. A staff member must be identified as project advisor.
  3. The grant may not be used to support an existing project or organization.
In addition, the Student Trustee Innovation Grant proposal must demonstrate three of the following additional criteria.
  • Benefit to the school community.
  • Social responsibility and/or justice.
  • Youth and civic engagement.
  • Alignment with at least one of the foci outlined in the Director’s Annual Plan.
The following things should also be considered.
  • The project must be completed within 12 months of the date of application.
  • Expenses may not include fundraising, administrative costs or costs related to conferences or travel.
Examples of eligible project types;
  • school-wide event,
  • collaborative artwork,
  • creation of a new school club, or
  • social awareness campaign.

Application Process


  1. A one page outline of the project, explaining how it meets the criteria (e.g., innovative in nature, etc.)
  2. Detailed budget
  3. Principal and staff advisor signatures
  4. Student project leader(s) signature(s)
  5. Parent/guardian signature(s)

The deadline for submission is Friday, April 22, 2016.

If you are interested in submitting an application or learning more about the grant, please review the criteria and application process outlined above or contact Student Trustees Andrew Liu or Harleen Arora.
Completed application packages should be forwarded to both and by Friday, April 22, 2016.
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