In our commitment to support students who would benefit from the professional opportunities at our numerous conferences, we offer bursaries to partially offset travel-related costs to attend (ex. car rental, bus, train or plane tickets) as well as accommodation costs in Toronto.

Travel bursaries will range from $50 to $400 based on distance and may only cover your travel costs partially. Accommodation bursaries will range from $150 to $250 based on your city of origin. The bursaries are awarded during the conference after receipts have been submitted.

Application Process

Applicants must register as a Student Member on the Student Portal to gain access to the Travel Bursary applications for each Conference.


Bursaries are awarded on a first-come first-serve basis. Bursary applications will be open until they have all been awarded, at which case the website and student portal will reflect this information.


Please see FAQ first. If you still have questions, email


The recipient must:

  • be a current student studying in a post-secondary institution
  • not be currently living in the city in which the Conference is held
  • be registered for said Conference
  • students who have already applied for other conference travel bursaries from their post-secondary institution (school, faculty, or program) AND LGBTQ+ Student Club are eligible to receive a larger bursary from Start Proud

Start Proud retains the right to refuse to grant bursaries in any given year if no candidates that apply meet the minimum award criterion.


Please see FAQ first. If you still have questions, email