We acknowledge that the TEAL Charitable Foundation is located on the traditional and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓ əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱ wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.
The TEAL Charitable Foundation
The TEAL Charitable Foundation (TCF) was established by BC TEAL in 1986 and is registered as a charitable organization with Revenue Canada. TCF’s charitable status enables it to engage in fundraising activities to support its mandate. The TEAL Charitable Foundation’s mandate is to support the teaching and learning of English as an additional language. Each year, the TCF presents twelve awards valued at $35,500 each year.. The awards are funded through interest accrued from the TCF endowment which is administrated by the Vancouver Foundation.
TCF Awards for Refugees
The TEAL Charitable Foundation (TCF) is dedicated to promoting the teaching and learning of English as an additional language. Currently, the TCF is fundraising for awards for refugees who wish to study at post-secondary institutions. Over the years, many refugees have arrived in Canada from war-torn countries, have missed critical years of education, and have not had the financial resources to study at a post-secondary level. The TEAL Charitable Foundation established an award program for refugees in 2012 in order to provide financial support for refugees in need who wish to study at post-secondary institutions in BC. Over the years, the TCF awards have provided many refugees with the opportunity to not only study at post-secondary institutions but also make a real and lasting difference in their lives and their futures.
You can read more about the TCF Awards for Refugees in this article: Michael Galli, One of BC TEAL’s and the TEAL Charitable Foundation’s True Heroes, from the TEAL News Winter 2022 Issue.
Some of the 2023 Refugee Award Winners:
(with their families and former TCF Awards Director Jennifer Pearson Terell)
Previous Refugee Recipient Profiles
Click on each refugee profile to enlarge the text and the photograph