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Supporting Students

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We believe education is an important investment in the future. That’s why we offer all kinds of programs, from an anti-bullying program for elementary kids to bursaries and scholarships for post-secondary.

Every year, Thrifty Foods supports university, college and high school students in our communities through various programs, including entrance awards and scholarships.

Canadian Red Cross
We're supporting the Canadian Red Cross in their efforts to stop bullying through a classroom program that teaches bystanders how to respond and react to bullying. Youth are trained as peer facilitators to educate younger children on preventing bullying, taking a stand to help others, and knowing how to access adult support.
Pictured above: Vivian Chenard, Manager Community Relations from Thrifty Foods and Patty Meredith, Development Coordinator Communications and Advancement from Camosun College present cheque to Dan Fainstein at Camosun's Lansdowne Campus on November 25, 2011.
University of Victoria
Through annual sponsorship of the UVic food bank, Athletics Department, and opening day activities we proudly support UVic students.

Vancouver Island University
For every dollar VIU raises for their students Thrifty Foods is proud to match this dollar value through the 'Double Up' Program. These funds are then used to support programs within the organization such as student lead initiatives, scholarships, and bursaries.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Thrifty Foods is proud to support the future business leaders in British Columbia and offers a $1000 scholarship to one student enrolled in the BA Entrepreneurial Leadership program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University who holds a GPA of 4.0 or greater and is an active volunteer in their community.

Nanaimo - Ladysmith Schools Foundation
Thrifty Foods has donated seven scholarships of $750 since 2008 to the Nanaimo - Ladysmith Schools Foundation who award this scholarship each year to commendable students.

Camosun College Foundation
The Thrifty Foods/Camosun College Entrance Scholarships are handed out annually to local high school students to help create educational opportunities. Thrifty Foods also provides funding for student events, athletes, and food programs at Camosun College throughout the year.

Cowichan Valley Secondary School
For many years Thrifty Foods has been proud to provide a $750 scholarship to one student graduating Cowichan Valley Secondary school for use in their pursuit of a post secondary education.