Kevin Collin Abilities Scholarship

The Kevin Collins Abilities Scholarship is presented to a post-secondary student with a disability. Eligible applicants must have at minimum one full semester left in their post-secondary education.

Amount:  3000$

Number Available: 1

Deadline: March 31st 2022 (The scholarship will be presented at the annual We Care Gala)


The Kevin Collins Abilities Scholarship is presented to a post-secondary student with a disability. For more than 17 years, Kevin Collins served as the Executive Director of Friends of We Care, an organization composed of Foodservice and Hospitality industry members whose mission is to send kids with disabilities to accessible summer camps across Canada. During his tenure, Kevin led the group in raising over $20.5 million and established a national presence for Friends of We Care.

In February 2017, Kevin accepted the position of President and CEO at Easter Seals Ontario, an organization that assists children with physical disabilities and their families. The move provided Kevin the opportunity to come full circle. He was born with cerebral palsy, attended Easter Seals camps for eight summers and was the first Easter Seals ambassador “Timmy” in 1976.

Kevin’s determination to not let anything stand in his way exemplifies what it means to focus on one’s ABILITY, not disability. Friends of We Care is proud to present this award to future leader to help them realize their career ambitions.


Students with a disability, who have at minimum of one full semester left in their postsecondary education, are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

How to Apply

  • A completed application form
  • A 1-2 page letter and/or a 1-2 minute video link describing why they should be considered for the Kevin Collins Abilities Scholarship
  • Proof of enrollment in a post-secondary or trade program
  • Send your application and accompanying documents to with the subject line “SCHOLARSHIP”

Apply online here.

Contact Information

Address:453 Signet Drive, North York, ON M9L 1V5


Phone: 905.841.1223