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.


Check back this Summer for the 2022 Student Assistance Awards Program