Thanks to the generous support of donors and the Dream Serenade community at last year's return to Massey Hall event, we were able to reinstate the Dream Serenade Summer Bursary program for 2023 and offer more support to families around the GTA than ever before with our largest distribution of funds to date! The Dream Serenade Summer Bursary is an initiative intended to provide financial support for Toronto area students with exceptionalities and their families to access summer programs or enhance their summer experience.
The Dream Serenade Summer Bursary returned to its full $500 per recipient and a total of 200 bursaries were distributed to families across the GTA, reaching 60 different schools. This year, in an effort to reach the people most in need of support, we worked with 59 social workers who helped identify families who could most benefit from a Dream Serenade Bursary- 104 bursaries were distributed through social worker nominations. We also maintained the public application so families could apply online for support, as in past years. 96 bursaries were distributed through our online application.
We are grateful for the opportunity to enhance the summers of so many deserving families in our community and look forward to continuing to reach as many families as possible in the future.
Please check back in the spring and follow us on social media for information on the 2024 Dream Serenade Summer Bursary.