Seven Generations Scholarship

RLC aims to be a leader in education as a tool for reconciliation.

With a generous donation to First Nations scholarships and programming from RLC alumnus Kelly Carrick ‘85 and his family, what began in 1986 as an agreement and small bursary program has grown into a multifaceted and prestigious scholarship program supported by a pedagogy that celebrates First Nations’ traditions of teaching, learning, and culture. To access an application for a Seven Generations Scholarship, click here.

Courtney Tabobondung '20 is one of our first Seven Generations Scholarship recipients. Courtney joined RLC when she was 16 from Wasauksing First Nation in Parry Sound, Ontario.

To access the Seven Generations Scholarship Policy, click here.

I learned that RLC cares. The teachers and the staff at RLC care for each and every student - from the Head of School to the drivers to the teachers to the people who feed us every day. They all have a smile and the time for us. I first realized that RLC was special when I interviewed for the scholarship and especially when I was greeted on my first day, with friendliness and warmth and a feeling of safety and belonging.

– Courtney Tabobondung '20

Highlights of the Seven Generations Program

  • Provided a safe and supportive learning environment for 75+ Indigenous students to date
  • Acknowledged the land as territory of the Ojibway people
  • Retained First Nation leadership on the RLC Board
  • Established private funding to support Indigenous students
  • Welcomed the first cohort of Seven Generation Scholars in 2019
  • Added “Indigenized” curriculum to RLC
  • Organized visits from Elders and Knowledge Keepers
  • Introduced Anishnaabemowin language class for Grade 10
  • Host an annual Pow Wow on the RLC campus, first organized by Indigenous student Courtney Tabobondung ‘20, now mounted by the Seven Generations committee

Support Seven Generations

Donations help maintain and grow the scholarship program. All gifts are eligible for a tax receipt.