Corporate Social Responsibility

CSR and the Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation

We believe every Canadian family should have the opportunity to pursue a post-secondary education. That’s why the focus of our corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts continues to be on the advancement of education through advocacy, community engagement and programs that support learning opportunities for children and youth.

The CST Foundation has a long history of giving back. Here are just a few examples:

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The MusiCounts Inspired Minds Ambassador Award

The MusiCounts Inspired Minds Ambassador Award, presented by the Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation recognizes an individual who has had an extraordinary impact on education and the MusiCounts charity over the course of its 20-year history.

Award information

In honour of the Award Recipient, three Band Aid Grants will be awarded to Canadian schools.

Recipient Schools:

  • Maywood Community School – Burnaby, British Columbia
  • St.Charles Borromeo – Toronto, Ontario
  • Deer Island Community School – Fairhaven, New Brunswick
  • Gitwinksihlk Elementary School – Gitwinksihlk, British Columbia
  • Central Kings Rural High School – Cambridge, Nova Scotia
  • Egremont Community School – Holstein, Ontario
  • Smithfield Public School – Brighton, ON
  • St. Michael’s Elementary School – Stephenville Crossing, NL
  • Mezi Community School – Whati, NT

Each Award Recipient will also receive a solid crystal statuette based on the JUNO Award design created by Canadian glass artist, the late Shirley Elford.

2019-2020 Award Recipient

Gord Bamford

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Learn more about the 2019 MIMAA Award Recipient

2019 Award Recipients

Linda Schuyler & Stephen Stohn

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Learn more about the 2019 MIMAA Award Recipient

2018 Award Recipient

Jim Cuddy

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Learn more about the 2018 MIMAA Award Recipient

2017 Award Recipients

Bob & Jan Ezrin

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Learn more about the 2017 MIMAA Award Recipient


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MusiCounts, Canada's music education charity associated with CARAS and the JUNO Awards, is keeping music alive across Canada by putting musical instruments into the hands of children that need them most. MusiCounts' mission is to ensure that children and youth in Canada have access to music programs through their schools and communities. MusiCounts celebrates musical excellence and achieves its mission through its Band Aid Program, the MusiCounts TD Community Music Program, the MusiCounts Teacher of the Year Award, MusiCounts Inspired Minds Ambassador Award, Scholarships and other music education initiatives. MusiCounts is funded by many of Canada's most dedicated individuals, events, and corporate citizens. Since 1997 MusiCounts has awarded over $13,000,000 in support of music education in Canada. These funds have benefitted over 1,200 schools and communities, supported over 400 post-secondary music program graduates, and honoured 14 extraordinary music teachers and three MusiCounts ambassadors