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Now Accepting Applications for The Diversity Advisory Committee Bursary

The Greater Sudbury Police Service would like to recognize outstanding Grade 12 student(s) who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, inclusive practices, and cultural acceptance in their school and/or in their community.  This bursary is made possible through the Greater Sudbury Police Services Diversity Advisory Committee.




Diversity is defined as: Gender, education, age, employment, language, ethnicity, cultural background, family status, geographic location, country of origin, life experiences, intellectual and physical ability, social economic status, religious beliefs, and sexual orientation

Inclusion is defined as: creating a work environment guided by fairness, respect, equality and dignity and therefore ensures the creation of strategies and mechanisms designed to address ongoing issues of diversity.

Culture Acceptance is defined as: a person’s ability to respect and value diverse points-of- view, and to be open to others of differing backgrounds or perspectives. In addition, it refers to the person’s ability to understand and respect the practices, customs, and norms of individuals, groups, and cultures other than their own.

 Details about the Bursary:

The Greater Sudbury Police Service will be awarding a bursary in the amount of $500 to a grade 12 student or a group of student(s) from a high school in the City of Greater Sudbury.  The Bursary may be used for expenses associated with post-secondary education, trade school, or employment.


  • Must be a current resident of the City of Greater Sudbury;
  • Must be earning an Ontario Secondary School Diploma by June, 2019
  • Must be able to articulate how they have served as champion of change by demonstrating a  commitment  to  diversity,  inclusive  practices,  and  cultural  acceptance  in  their community and/or school;
  • Must consent to the publication of their name and photograph by the Greater Sudbury Police Service (if selected);
  • Must consent to the release of their high school transcripts to support their application;
  • Must have demonstrated good academic standing throughout their years in secondary school;
  • Each applicant must submit a minimum of two (2) letters of reference (maximum 5) from a teacher, guidance counsellor, and school Principal, and or community leader.
  • The minimum for group applications is 2 and the maximum is 3.

Submission Requirements

All submissions must outline how they have served as a champion of change and how they have promoted awareness of diversity, inclusiveness, and cultural acceptance in their school and/or community.

 Each applicant or group of applicants applying must demonstrate involvement in their school and/or  community  activities  and  contribution  to  improving  their  community/school  with positivity and perseverance.

 Submissions can be presented in various formats:

  • Essay: between1000 -1200 words in length;
  • Video: Instagram, Vimeo, YouTube, VHS, etc.
  • Poetry
  • Song
  • Visual Arts

 How to Apply:

A completed application should be submitted to Greater Sudbury Police Service. Please be advised  that  group  applications  will  be  accepted,  however  if  successful,  the  group  will  be required to split the amount into equal dominations.

 Applications will be accepted until 12:00 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2019.  Winner(s) will be contacted by Monday, June 3, 2019.

An application can be submitted in the student’s first language.  If the application is submitted in another language other than English or French, a transcript in one of the official languages must accompany the submission.




This bursary will be awarded annually.  The Bursary Review Committee reserves the right to distribute one bursary between one or more persons or no bursary in the respective submission year, if the quality and quantity of submissions warrant this decision.

Please refer to the Diversity Bursary Submission Checklist that is attached as part of the submission package. The checklist is to be signed and placed at the front of your complete submission package. Incomplete submission packages will not be considered. Complete application packages and mailed documents can be sent to:

Greater Sudbury Police Service
c/o Diversity Advisory Committee
Human Resources Branch
190 Brady Street
Sudbury ON P3E 1C7

 Or electronically