/Letter to the Editor: March 9

Letter to the Editor: March 9

Honouring Hazel by helping women

To the Editor,

Since 1998, the YWCA has honoured Hazel’s vision of helping women pursue their dreams and overcoming barriers related to their experiences of violence and abuse. Hazel was a consumer, advisor, and volunteer of several community services. Hazel passed away in 1996, after a long struggle with breast cancer. Soon afterwards an education fund was created by friends and admirers to honour this very special woman.

YWCA Hazel Education Bursary is intended to help women who have experienced gender-based violence reach their goals through education or training.

A call for applications to the Hazel Education Bursary opens on International Women’s Day [March 8] and closes May 8.  

YWCA Peterborough Haliburton Board of Directors, through the Education Awards Committee, and with the generosity of donors in our community, offers bursaries of $1,500 or $2,500 to women who have experienced barriers related to the impact of violence and abuse; have a dream to strengthen their economic security; are a resident of Peterborough or Haliburton County; seek to further their formal or informal education, or develop skills.

Please note: Women from rural areas will be given special consideration for this award, as per Hazel’s request.

To learn more about YWCA Hazel Education Bursary or to apply please visit ywcapeterborough.org/education/ or contact Yvonne at 705-743-3526 ext. 116 or yporter@ywcapeterborough.org.

Krista Koekkoek, Chair of the Education Awards Committee
YWCA Peterborough Haliburton