What We Do

The Vanier College Foundation works to increase the financial resources available to the College so that it may continue to offer quality education to its students in a stimulating and enriching environment. The resources, made available through the College, are designated as:

Financial Aid
  • Textbook Loan Program: at the beginning of each semester, students in need submit an application to participate in the Textbook Loan Program. In this program, students are loaned brand new textbooks free of charge for the duration of the semester (or as long as the book is required course reading). The textbooks are returned at the end of the semester and sold back to the Vanier Bookstore with the proceeds being reinvested in the Textbook Loan Program.
  • Emergency Loans: the Foundation provides emergency loans to students who are experiencing immediate financial difficulties. Emergency Loans may include such items as rent, extraordinary utility bills, utilizes, or a significant and unanticipated household expense.
  • Food Vouchers: students who are unable to afford weekly groceries can participate in the Food Voucher program which provides coupons that can be exchanged for groceries at Loblaws supermarkets.
Scholarships and Bursaries
These funds are used to recognize students who have excelled academically and who contributed significantly to the student life at Vanier College. These awards are distributed annually at the Graduation Ceremony held in June.

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International Education
These funds are used to support international student trips with the aim of fostering a passion for global perspectives and providing the skills needed to work in an ever-changing international community. The Foundation continues to support International Education internship and study trips such as: Malawi Nursing Exchange, Holocaust & Totalitarianism Study Course, Early Childhood Education Internships in Germany, Russian Language Study Program, Business Administration Semester Abroad in Belgium, Environmental & Wildlife Management Internships in Costa Rica, Business Administration Student Stages with institutions in various regions of France, and Habitat for Humanity.

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Development Projects
These funds are used to support large-scale improvement projects such as the replacement of football field playing surface and the complete renovation of the Vanier library.
Student Equipment
These funds are used to purchase much-needed student equipment, such as computers and associated AV equipment, IT services and software, books, films, and cds, desks and chairs, musical instruments, and other needs.
Educational Activities
These funds are used to support educational activities submitted by staff and students, such as the BDC Case Challege, the Robotics Competition, the Holocaust and Genocide Symposium, and the Animal Health Fund.


NEW – V.I.E. FUND: Vanier Initiatives for the Environment
The VIE fund was created to foster environmental awareness, promote civic responsibility, support students participating in experiential sustainability activities, and to advance green projects that improve campus life.

This fund would support projects such as bursaries and scholarships for students, innovative group-based or individual environmental initiatives, and Vanier garden projects.

The Vanier College Advisory Committee on the environment (VCACE) is set-up to oversee all applications and proposals as well as ensure that projects meet the objectives outlined in the Vanier College Sustainability Action Plan, the Vanier College Sustainability Policy, and the Vanier College Strategic Plan (2015-2020).

If you wish to donate, please make your cheque payable to the Vanier College Foundation and mail to the address indicated below. Please indicate VIE fund in the subject line of your cheque. To pay online by credit card, please click here Donate Now and choose VIE fund from the drop down menu. Tax receipts are available for donations of $10 or more.

Thank you for being part of the Sustainability Team!

For more information, please contact Jennifer Joseph at josephj@vanier.college

Donation by cheque:
Vanier College Foundation
821 Sainte-Croix
Montreal, QC
H4L 3X9
Subject line: Student Refugee Program