Florio Bursary

Florio Bursary

About the Florio Bursary

Created and generously donated by the late Mary Florio and her husband Paul Florio, this unique bursary program enhances the Family Match Program. Once a year, matched Volunteer Grandparents in the Family Match Program are given the opportunity to apply for the Florio Bursary on behalf of their grandchild or grandchildren. Bursary funds allow their grandchildren to participate in exciting classes and activities, such as piano lessons, ski lessons, horseback riding lessons, and special camps. To be eligible, we require participating Volunteer Grandparents to recommend a grandchild and provide reasons in writing as to why it is necessary for them to receive financial assistance to help fund an activity, special class, lessons, etc. No academic achievements are required, just a genuine interest and a need.

We would like to thank Paul Florio for continuing to generously contribute to the bursary fund in memory of Mary. Additionally, we would like to invite community members to contribute. If you are interested in contributing to the Florio Bursary, click here to donate online or contact us at info@volunteergrandparents.ca. A tax receipt can be issued for donations of more than $10.