Initiatives

mohawk students on campus

Generosity takes many forms as shown in the innovative and thoughtful ways people contribute through various Mohawk Foundation initiatives.

Gift catalogue

Gifts for any occasion.

Paying for college is a significant challenge for many Mohawk students. They need money for tuition, food, rent, books and supplies. There are all-too-often shortfalls. Our gift catalogue contains carefully selected items that will help make a difference in a student’s life by reducing their stress and giving them hope.

Consider funding any of the helpful items from our gift catalogue... from a bag of groceries to a bus/train trip home to visit family. Every gift makes a difference.

View the catalogue

robyne.balanuik [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Contact Robyne Balanuik)

mohawk student studying


Take a seat

Naming a seat in the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre is an opportunity to leave a lasting impression on our students. We know that 1 in 3 Mohawk Students do not make it to graduation due to financial barriers, so for every gift of $300, a recognition plaque will go on a chair in the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre.

Every time a student sees your name, it will be a reminder of those who believe in their potential.

Donate now

robyne.balanuik [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Contact Robyne Balanuik)

close up of a seat in the mcintyre performing arts centre


Staff lottery

If you are a staff member at Mohawk College you have a chance to participate in the Staff 50/50 Lottery.

Proceeds from the staff 50/50 lottery support student initiatives. Tickets are $5 each per ticket per draw.

Here’s your chance to support students. Enrol today through payroll deduction.

Participate now

robyne.balanuik [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Contact Robyne Balanuik)

50/50 staff lottery


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Drew Barclay, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
Hamilton Airport Ltd. Bursary
 

After being a truck driver for the last seven years, I knew it wasn’t something I wanted to do forever. The decision to change my career wasn’t an easy one, but because of opportunities like this award, it has made things easier. It has been difficult going from working full-time and providing for my household to becoming a full-time student.
With this bursary, not only will I be able to contribute to daily living expenses, but it will also give me some peace of mind from worrying about bills everyday. This money is a huge boost toward my future as a safe and successful aircraft mechanic.


McDonald’s coupon

Would you like some fries with that?

Glen Steeves, Chair of the Mohawk Foundation Board, and owner of a number of McDonald’s franchises in Hamilton, has partnered with Mohawk to raise money for a bursary to support students experiencing financial hardship.

Several times a year, Glen’s restaurants sell coupon books to raise money for local charities including Mohawk College. The great value $3 book makes a nice gift and features coupons for a variety of treats. 

robyne.balanuik [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Contact Robyne Balanuik)

two mcdonalds executives posing


Giving Tuesday - A National Day of Giving

Giving Tuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering. This year it is on December 1, 2020.

The national day of giving held all around the world, including in our own community, is an opportunity for us all to find ways to offer our support and help bring about real change in our communities. It’s a time when generous people take the opportunity to donate their time, resources and talents to address local challenges.

At Mohawk College, we ask you to support our Giving Tuesday initiative by helping a student get their next meal. Every $20 donated to our Fill the Fridge program helps a student in need get closer to a full fridge. If we each give back a little bit, we can make a big impact on the financial stress students face every day.

robyne.balanuik [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Contact Robyne Balanuik)

basket of groceries