Bahá’í Foundation Canada/Fondation Bahá’íe Canada provides financial assistance not based solely on academic achievement to Canadian youth and adults of limited financial means as they undertake education and training opportunities. BFC recognizes through its grants and awards the value of various types of training programmes and capacity building activities in addition to those formal education and training programmes.
The Foundation has been established with seven initial funds that offer awards to eligible individuals seeking financial assistance. Additional funds may be established as the Foundation receives additional donations. The current funds are the Edward Gillis Memorial Fund, the Nasser Sabet Scholarship (Memorial) Fund, the Helen Bishop Fund, the John Aldham Robarts Memorial Fund, the Counsellor Heyayatoullah Ahmadiyeh Fund, the Indigenous People’s Education Fund and the Institute for Studies in Global Prosperity Fund. It is the goal of BFC to grant the net annual income from these various funds each year to eligible applicants for financial assistance in accordance with the specific provisions of each named fund.