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CIIAN's International Scholarship

Youth Learning Initiatives

CIIAN's Youth Learning Initiatives Scholarship was established in September, 2009 to complement the Ben Hoffman Scholarship which is awarded annually and is open to anyone from the Canadian not-for-profit sector who shows interest and promise in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and who uses ADR skills in the course of his or her normal employment duties.

The Youth Learning Initiatives Scholarship focuses exclusively on supporting the education and well-being of young people from post-conflict countries so that they can make positive impacts in their communities. Support can take many forms including, but not limited to, financial resources for education and schooling costs, the provision of clothing and other material goods necessary to improve their quality of life, and personalized one-on-one coaching or mentoring support from CIIAN.


(Listed alphabetically)

  • Ann and Ben Hoffman, Eganville, Ontario
  • Sylvia McMechan and Richard McGuigan, Victoria, British Columbia
  • Drew and Jane Scott, Pembroke, Ontario
  • Paul and Christine Suter, Whistler, British Columbia
Want to Contribute?

Please contact us if you'd like to contribute to this scholarship.


Current Scholarship Recipient

Pictured Above: CIIAN's current scholarship recipient
Ibrahima Diallo
(far right) who lives in Guinea-Bissau


News and Updates from Ibrahima

CIIAN Continues to Make a Positive Impact in West Africa

Please Note: Regrettably, CIIAN does not accept unsolicited applications for this scholarship and participation is by invite only.