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Welcome to the OISE Alumni and Friends website

Make an impact

Help give students the educational experience they deserve

At OISE, we believe that one of the most powerful weapons in the fight against racism is education. That is why we are launching the OISE Black Excellence Education Initiative.

Funds from the initiative will help remove financial barriers to success for Black students at OISE and support students conducting anti-Black racism research. Every dollar donated to the fund to a maximum of $25,000 will be matched by OISE.

Make a gift today

There are countless ways you can make an impact. Below, explore our campaigns, read our stories of impact, or become a mentor in the OISE Mentorship Program.

Featured Campaigns

William G. Davis Golden Anniversary Leadership Scholarship

Through vision and leadership, William G. Davis changed the course of education in Ontario. In his honour, this scholarship will support graduate student leaders – the next generation's change-makers.

Olive Moxam Indigenous Bursary

Support our Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit), Black Indigenous and Taino students who aspire to shape the future of education. 

The Robertson Program for Inquiry-based Teaching in Mathematics and Science

Help create equitable access to math and science for Ontario teachers and students. With your support, the Robertson Program will lead teachers and learners, especially those underserved in STEM, to tackle the world's issues.

The Fariah Chowdhury Memorial Social Justice Award

In honour of the late Fariah Haque Chowdhury, an OISE alum, treasured friend, activist and wife who passed away suddenly in 2020, this scholarship will create lasting change by supporting our aspiring teachers.

OISE Psychology Clinic Fund

We're committed to ensuring that no one is denied mental health care because of financial difficulties. Help the OISE Psychology Clinic offer low-cost and much-needed therapy and assessment to children, adolescents and adults.

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Stories of Impact

OISE alumni, donors, faculty and students are making a meaningful difference.

Once an at-risk student, now a Vari Scholar

Read a student's story


Inspired alumnus makes the gift of a lifetime

Read a donor's story


Three initiatives to change the face of urban education

Read about the impact of William Waters


Mother of four receives prestigious scholarship

Read Krystal Morgan's story


Vari Scholar on the profound impact of a donor 

Read Katie Kovacs' story


OISE lab school achieves the impossible with donor support

Read a lab school's story


The OISE Mentorship Program

Connecting alumni and students, experience and talent

Experience the rewards of mentoring a student. Give advice, make connections and see what you discover along the way!

How do alumni benefit? 

  • Network with graduate students and fellow alumni

  • Build your skills and professional experience

  • Share wisdom with up-and-coming professionals
  • Help build a stronger education community

Volunteer to become a mentor