Canadian Picture Pioneers Student Assistance Program

2024 Student Assistance – Coming Soon 

Stay tuned for application information in summer 2024.

Click here for full details, including rules and regulations.

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2023 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 2023 student recipient pictures)


CPP 2023 Student Assistance Awards Recipients

Olivia Assels – British Columbia – Cineplex
Christianna Bautista – Alberta – Cineplex
Ria Bhalla – Ontario – Cineplex
Kaitlyn Blackwood – Ontario – Premier Theatres
Sumaiya Saad Chaity – Newfoundland and Labrador – The Rec Room
Maryana De Souza – Ontario – Cineplex
Shailin Djavanmardi – British Columbia – Cineplex
Cassandra Edgerton – Ontario – Cineplex
Joshua Felix – Alberta – Cineplex
Sandra Gonzalez – Ontario – Cineplex
Myers Illes – British Columbia – Beacon Theatre
Courtney King – Ontario – Cineplex
Sonja Lang – Ontario – Extreme Reach
Bethany Langelaan – Ontario – Cineplex
Lena Nguyen – Alberta – Cineplex
Kaleb Piper – Ontario – Gallery Cinemas
Neelaampari Premnath – Ontario – Cineplex
Elizabeth Stewart – Ontario – Deluxe
Scott Schultz – Alberta – The Movie Mill
Maureen Sendin – Ontario – Cineplex
Adam Shergill – British Columbia – Cineplex
Keanna Stock – Ontario – Norwood Theatre
Harleen Toor – Ontario – Cineplex
Taylor Vukosa – Ontario – Cineplex
Cathy Zhang – Ontario – Cineplex

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.