It is important to Shallaway Youth Choir that our program is accessible to as many children and youth as possible. Therefore, we are thrilled to offer a bursary program to our choristers. Going forward, when considering applications for bursary support, in accordance with standard Canadian practices, we will use Statistics Canada’s low-income cut-offs (LICOs) as a benchmark for identifying families that may benefit from financial assistance. An exception process will be established to ensure that youth are not denied the Shallaway experience should unique circumstances exist.
What are LICOs?
Statistics Canada’s Low Income Cut-Off Rate (LICO) is commonly used as the unofficial poverty measure in Canada. The LICO is a relative, proportional income-based measure that varies across the province according to population size. Therefore, a household spending more than 55% of its income on food, shelter and clothing, with little extra income to spend on transportation, health, personal care, education, household operations, recreation or insurance, will fall below its LICO.
- Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis while funds are available.
- Choristers must be admitted based on Shallaway Youth Choir’s standard admissions criteria before being considered for bursary funding.
- Choristers must actively participate in Shallaway Youth Choir’s fundraising programs to qualify for bursary funding.
- Shallaway Youth Choir reserves the right to request documentation supporting the information disclosed on the Bursary Application form.
- Funding provided is relative to the term for this application only and does not guarantee future funding. Where need continues, annual re-applications are necessary.