The SpencerCreo Impact Award is available to youth who have experienced, or are experiencing, barriers to education due to poverty, trauma, intergenerational trauma, substance use, or homelessness. The SpencerCreo Foundation’s Impact Award is available to youth who:

  • Are Canadian Citizens or Landed Immigrants
  • Have a demonstrated financial need
  • Are a client of one of SpencerCreo’s partner agencies:
    • FSGV
    • Aunt Leah’s Place
    • Boys & Girls Clubs of South Coast BC
    • Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS)
  • Have a commitment from one of the partner agencies to support the student for the duration of the program. Financial compensation is available to agencies for support hours.

Funding is available for youth who enrolled in a 2-year education or training program. Preference is given to vocational programs that lead directly to employment. Past award winners have enrolled in Health Sciences, Nursing, Medical Transcriptionist, and Counselling Skills programs at Douglas College, Simon Fraser University, Langara College, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, BCIT, Vancouver Community College, and CanScribe Career College.

Based on demonstrated need, the SpencerCreo Impact Award covers tuition and living expenses for the duration of the program. Previous awards averaged $20,000 annually; individual awards vary based on need.

Please note that partner agencies must submit the application on behalf of a current client, as a commitment to provide ongoing support to the student is a requirement for the award.


FSGV and SpencerCreo require that each youth who receives an Impact Award:

  • has a Support Worker at one of our partner agencies, or FSGV itself, for the duration of their funding period
  • on behalf of the student, the Support Worker must submit a monthly report



This intake form was for the September 2022 school term. Applications opened on June 8th, 2022.

The deadline to apply was June 23rd, 2022, at 5PM.

Partner agencies recommend clients for the Award and make the application on their behalf.

To apply, please download and submit the following completed forms and additional documents to :


The SpencerCreo Foundation was established by the Ken Spencer family in order to have a significant impact for youth facing barriers to education. The family strongly believes that education is the key to a better future, and innovation is the key to solving social challenges.

Youth who have experienced trauma, abuse, substance use, or homelessness face many barriers to accessing education and training. The SpencerCreo Impact Award was created to eliminate the financial barrier while partnering with social service agencies provides the youth with tangible, reliable support while they complete their program.

Family Services of Greater Vancouver is honoured to work with the SpencerCreo Foundation to provide this vital wrap-around support to youth pursuing a brighter future for themselves and their families.

For information or guidance on the application process, please contact us:

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