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Kin Canada established the Hal Rogers Endowment Fund (HREF) in memory of Hal Rogers, Kin Canada's founder, who passed away in 1994.

The Fund's purpose is to promote, encourage and sponsor educational programs and activities. Founder Hal was named the first recipient of the coveted Lamp of Learning Award in 1950 by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation. The Lamp of Learning is awarded annually to a non-teacher who has contributed to the furtherance of education in the Province of Ontario.

Kin Canada Bursaries, a program of the HaLamp of Learning Awardl Rogers Endowment Fund, provides financial help for those seeking a post-secondary education.

72 students from across Canada were recipients of a $1,000 bursary for the 2015-16 school year. Read the recipient list here.

Bursary Resources

Download resources from the 2017-18 Bursary Package for Clubs



The Lamp of Learning Award
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HREF Board of Trustees

Eric Wilson, Chair
Denea Parker, Vice Chair
Palma Champoux
Allyson Palaschuk
Edwin Herrenschmidt
Eli Rizk

Each year, we look for new Trustees. Check out available openings for the HREF Board of Trustees and other National level committees on our Join a Team page.

To learn more about what the HREF Trustees are up to, download the meeting minutes.