Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation Library
IHEP hosts the extensive publications that were authored or commissioned by the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation (CMSF). CMSF was a private, independent organization created by an act of the Canadian Parliament in 1998 for a 10-year period, with the goal of improving access to post-secondary education for Canadians from all backgrounds. Each year, CMSF distributed hundreds of millions of dollars in financial aid to students across Canada. Between 2000 and 2009, CMSF distributed over one million awards totaling $3.2 billion. Ninety-five percent of these took the form of need-based bursaries and 5 percent were awarded as merit-based scholarships. CMSF encouraged a high level of achievement and engagement in Canadian society and brought together people and organizations to understand barriers and improve access to post-secondary education in Canada.
One component of CMSF’s work was the Millennium Research Program, which undertook research and pilot projects aimed at evaluation the impact of its programs and better understanding barriers to post-secondary education and how to reduce them. The goal of the program was to ensure that policymaking and public discussion about opportunities in higher education in Canada be informed by the best available evidence.
In 2010, CMSF was dissolved, as provided for by Parliament. In order to preserve and continue to disseminate the publications coming out of 10 years of research, CMSF requested that IHEP make them available to the general public.
All CMSF publications are now available through the online Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation Library.
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