DONOR INFORMATION 2021
BE PART OF OUR TRADITION
Canadian-Italians have been an integral part of our country’s growth and prosperity. Our traditional values, such as hard work, perseverance, dedication to preserving our cultural roots, giving back to the community and family, have kept our heritage strong throughout the generations.
CIBPA Foundation’s student bursary program symbolizes our community’s dedication and investment in the future. The CIBPA Foundation offers post-secondary students, from the Canadian-Italian community, financial support to help them reach their professional dreams. By supporting these students’ success, they in turn, will support the future generations of the community.
At a time when post-secondary education was out of reach for most Canadian-Italians, the CIBPA Foundation’s bursary program was created to support the best and brightest students of the community. The CIBPA’s bursary program started on May 13th, 1958. At the time, the committee was presided over by Me Raphaël Esposito and made up of the following members: Dr. Antonio Binda, Antonio Capobianco, Patsy Colangelo, Alfredo Gagliardi, Jos. A. Garofalo, Dominic Padulo, Dr. Victor Panaccio, Louis Tondi and Martin Tucci.
Together, these distinguished business men worked with the community to ensure, through the bursary recipients, a supported, educated and solid succession, that would be able to take on new challenges in the emerging business world, while contributing to the Quebec society and the Canadian-Italian community. In 1961 the CIBPA Foundation was founded, and in 1986 this trust fund was turned into a charitable foundation in order to ensure this initiative’s continuance.