The Joseph Morrison Legacy Fund offers a bursary to Indigenous students in need who exemplify the values and dedication of the late Justice and Elder Joseph Donald Morrison.
Joseph devoted his life to family, community and nation, promoting cultural understanding and lifelong learning. He encouraged young people along the way to be strong and proud as Indigenous peoples, to show respect and care for themselves and others.
The bursary, established on Mr. Morrison’s passing in 2012, supports Indigenous youth who have overcome adversity to achieve their goals toward a better life. The generosity of the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) and other donors makes this award possible from year to year.
The Smith-Morrison family reviews applications and selects the recipients. The awards are publicly announced in November and posted on the website. Two students will be chosen to receive $1,500 each.