Canadian Picture Pioneers Student Assistance Program

2021 Student Assistance Awards Recipients

The students listed below were selected to receive assistance awards from the Canadian Picture Pioneers Student Assistance Program.

(Click on below graphic to download 2021 student recipient pictures)

CPP 2021 Student Assistance Awards Recipients

Ria Bhalla – Ontario – Cineplex Entertainment
Julianna Bosa – British Columbia – Cineplex Entertainment
Bill Cai – British Columbia – Cineplex Entertainment
PJ Cheyne-Miller – Ontario – Cineplex Entertainment
Lilian Cormier-Stumpf – British Columbia – Cineplex Entertainment
Anthony Fanara – Ontario – Imagine Cinemas
Maxwell French – Nova Scotia – Cineplex Entertainment
Christopher Gagnon – Alberta – Cineplex Entertainment
Marissa Hardy – Alberta – Cineplex Entertainment
Katie Horbasenko – Alberta – Landmark Cinemas
Tania Ibarra Solis – Alberta – Cineplex Entertainment
Cassidy Jacobs – Ontario – Cineplex Entertainment
Grayson Lang – British Columbia – Landmark Cinemas
Emily Lee – Alberta – Cineplex Entertainment
Salman Mohamoud – British Columbia – Cineplex Entertainment
Ryan Rosniak – Ontario – Imagine Cinemas
Zak Schopp – Ontario – Player One / Cineplex
Shea Spofford – Alberta – Landmark Cinemas
Rachel Sugin – Ontario – Imagine Cinemas
Maria Tadoy – Alberta – Cineplex Entertainment
Taylor Vukosa – Ontario – Cineplex Entertainment
Jenna Wallace – Ontario – Cineplex Entertainment
Joel Wallace – Ontario – Cineplex Entertainment
Kelly Wang – Quebec – Cinémathèque Québecoise
Kaitlyn Whitehead – Ontario – Centre Theatre

In 2003 the Trustees approved awarding student assistance awards to students in need of financial assistance who are enrolled in full-time studies. Each year the Trustees receive hundreds of applications from qualifying students requesting financial so they can continue their full-time studies. Students are asked to answer a number of questions in detail about their financial situation and provide an essay with a minimum word count telling the judges about themselves and explain how the assistance funding would assist them, and how their life and education will benefit society.  The majority of the students who apply work in movie theatres across Canada.

Applications are accepted each year from eligible post-secondary students who meet the current requirements and are enrolled full-time in an accredited Canadian College or University.  There are also minimum employment requirements to be eligible to apply.  Full details of all the requirements, rules and regulations are posted for each application year.

Contact the Canadian Picture Pioneers office for additional information regarding the Canadian Picture Pioneers Student Assistance Program.

Canadian Picture Pioneers 2022 Student Assistance Awards Program – Applications Closed

    Once you have reviewed all the program rules and regulations, please answer the following questions to see the student application:
    Do you meet the full-time post-secondary requirements?
    Are you over the age of 30?
    Do you or a family member meet the program Employment Requirements?
    Have you read and agree to all of the rules and regulations of the program?

    * Indicates mandatory field

    Contact Information


    Year entering*

    If other, please explain

    Employment History

    Employment Eligibility

    I am/have been employed for a minimum of 1 year at the following company within the past 6 months.

    My parent/guardian/grandparent is/or has been employed at the following company for a minimum of 3 years within the past 6 months; or has retired from a minimum 5 year career in the film industry.

    Essay Submission

    In the below section, tell the judges about yourself, how the assistance award money will benefit you, career goals and how your life and education will benefit society. Details of your need for financial assistance must be included. Financial information should include current year school costs and any accumulated school debts. How you are currently paying for school costs, including any other education funding, scholarships and bursaries that you are receiving. The essay must also include information on any volunteer service with dates of volunteer activities.

    Explain why you need the financial assistance.

    Provide details on any volunteer activities.

    Provide detailed breakdown on your educational costs.

    In no less than 350 words, tell the judges about yourself and explain how any awarded assistance funds will be used and your career goals. Do not repeat information already included in above answers. Submit "Button" will not appear if word count is below 350.

    Words: 0

    I agree I have read and agree to abide by the Rules and Regulations of the CPP Student Assistance Program.

    Please complete all the required fields to proceed.