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New scholarship will make it easier for youth in need to take part in local music program

Funds are limited and are available on a first come, first serve basis
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NEWS RELEASE
GUELPH YOUTH MUSIC CENTRE
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The Guelph Youth Music Centre (GYMC) announces registration fee assistance for students in need for the 2019-2020 academic year. This is made possible by a donation from the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Guelph.

“The continued support and generosity of the CFUW Guelph is very much appreciated,” commented Gabriella Currie-Ziegler, Executive Director of the GYMC. “With cuts being felt at every level, this donation creates an opportunity for youth to learn, play and take part in programs they may not have otherwise been able to. We feel the arts are a vital part of every child’s education and it’s important that it not be restricted to the few who can afford it.”

Funds are limited and are available on a first come, first serve basis for any student wishing to participate in a GYMC program.

Eligibility is as follows:

  • Children from birth through 18 years of age
  • Children who live in Guelph or Wellington County
  • Financial eligibility as determined below
  • Families with gross incomes below the following household income levels (based on size) will be eligible for funding per child on a per session basis.

Income levels above are based on current Government of Canada LICO figures.

Applicants must be prepared to present the following document for each adult who contributes to your gross household income. This will also verify the family’s size and status.

  • The most current Notice of Assessment from Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) 
  • Replacement copies can be obtained from CRA at 1-800-959-8281
  • Eligibility through the Children’s Foundation Guelph Wellington

For more information, please contact Gabriella Currie-Ziegler, Executive Director at gabriella@gymc.ca or 519-837-1119. All inquiries are kept strictly confidential.

About the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW):

Founded in 1919, CFUW works to improve the status of women and promote human rights, public education, social justice and peace. Every year, CFUW and its clubs award close to $1 million to women to assist them in pursuing post-secondary studies. It also provides funding for library and creative arts awards. CFUW has more than 100 non-partisan, voluntary, selffunding clubs across Canada. CFUW clubs are involved in community outreach in many initiatives, such as working to prevent violence against women, child poverty, early learning and child care.

About the GYMC:

Established in 1992, the GYMC is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to education, enrichment and fostering the development of youth through music and the arts. The unique facility officially opened its doors in September 2001 after six years of renovations. The GYMC is an exciting cultural hub for children of all ages and backgrounds in the community. Through a variety of programs, provision of space to partner organizations and outreach into the community, the GYMC enriches many lives. For more information visit www.gymc.ca or call 519-837-1119.

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