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    Hall & Hall Education Award
    • Meet the 2020 Hall & Hall Education Award Winner!
    • Date: July 28 , 2020
    • This year, we have the honor of recognizing an exceptional student with the Hall & Hall Education Award. The Hall & Hall scholarship is awarded to one post-secondary student who is entering into a faculty of education teaching program.   We are pleased to share that this year’s deserving recipient, is William Nicolaou of York University. William is the son of Tom Nicolaou, an educator in the Toronto District School Board. Plans for Post-Graduate Education This coming fall, William will be attending Teachers College at York University for the Junior / Intermediate program. Following the completion of his B.Ed, he plans on taking additional qualification courses so he can have the opportunity to teach at the senior level of grades 11 and 12. Dedication to Learning While reflecting his most valuable memory from his post-secondary experience thus far, William tells us about his Teaching Assistant opportunity at Western for music composition,...
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    Teachers Life Bursary
    • Meet the 2020 Teachers Life Bursary Winners!
    • Date: July 28 , 2020
    • This year, we have the honor of recognizing two exceptional students with the Teachers Life Bursary Award. Our recipients, Charlie Reist of Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Kyra Gilson of the University of Toronto Schools, demonstrated what we consider well-rounded excellence in both academic and extracurricular activities while maintaining a minimum 70% grade average. Charlie is the son of Steve Reist, an educator in the Waterloo Region School Board. Kyra is the granddaughter of John Gilson, retired educator from the Grand Erie District School Board. Plans for Post-Secondary Education This coming fall, Charlie will be attending both the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University for a double degree. At the University of Waterloo, Charlie will be enrolling in a Math program, while also attending Wilfrid Laurier for business. Charlie is thrilled to be able to pursue a combined double program which undoubtedly will help him keep his future employment options open...
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    2020 JF Allen Scholarship Winners
    • Meet the 2020 J.F. Allen Scholarship Winners!
    • Date: July 28 , 2020
    • This year at Teachers Life we have the honor of recognizing two exceptional students with the J.F. Allen Scholarship. Our recipients, Amelia Neto of Lorne Park Secondary School and Taylor Dallin of Cardinal Carter Academy School for the Arts, demonstrated exceptional academics and community contributions both within and outside of their respective schools. Amelia is the daughter of Jennifer O’Neill-Neto, an educator with the Peel District School Board. Taylor is the daughter of Jung-Min Yoon, an educator with the Toronto District School Board. Plans for Post-Secondary Education This coming fall, Amelia will be attending Carleton University for Health Sciences. “Since a young age, my unwavering goal has been to attend medical school. I want to pursue a career that will allow me to help others.” Amelia cheerfully describes looking forward to the experience of gaining independence as she moves away from home and grows both personally and academically. Taylor will be...
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    New Homeowner Protect Your Investment
    • New Homeowners: Protect With Life Insurance
    • Date: July 23 , 2020
    • Purchasing a new home is a big investment – one you want to protect. A good insurance policy can help you do that. If you or your spouse passes away, life insurance can help ensure that your family can pay for your home. When purchasing or revisiting your insurance policy, consider whether it will cover the true costs of home ownership. Plan to cover your current mortgage with life insurance When you’re purchasing a life insurance policy, evaluate how much your income pays for household expenses. On average, Canadians spend 43 per cent of their monthly income on housing-related costs, including their mortgage (Globe and Mail, 2014). If your family were to lose your income in the event of your death, would they struggle to keep up with mortgage payments? If you pass away, an adequate life insurance policy can help pay your mortgage and help ensure that your family...
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