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2013 Jack Layton Memorial Scholarship​


Canada ALPHA Educational Fund (CAEF) has a mandate of promoting the learning of WWII history in Asia through educational discourses that facilitate a critical understanding of humanities, historical accuracy and social and global justice in an inclusive learning environment.


About the Scholarship

In memory of the late Hon. Jack Layton and his sincerity, perseverance and unfaltering spirit to fight for the underprivileged and voiceless, CAEF established an academic scholarship in his name in 2012.

The primary objective of the Jack Layton Memorial Scholarship is to encourage research studies at post-graduate levels on peace and reconciliation, social and global justice, racial harmony, humanitarianism, and inclusive education within the context of WWII history in Asia.



Selected applicant will be awarded CAD2,000 (Canadian Dollars or equivalent); selection will be made by a judging panel consisting of educators and scholars designated by CAEF.  By receiving the scholarship, the recipient agrees to offer a non-exclusive right to CAEF to publish the completed research paper.


Eligibility and application details

Applicants should have been enrolled to a publicly recognized education institution for a research-based Master or PHD program with relevance to social and global justice / education / history / social sciences / law / political science / international relations or related disciplinary and be committed to finishing a research paper in the context of WWII in Asia.


All interested applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, an academic writing sample (of no more than 3,000 words), official enrollment letter and an application essay (5 pages, double-spaced) covering the following questions:

1)   why the topic of the research is chosen

2)   what is the goal of the research

3)  how the research will bring positive changes to social justice


on or before June 30, 2013. Please note that late or incomplete applications will not be considered. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all application materials are received by CAEF by the deadline. Applicants are advised to submit all application materials in one package.  The award recipient will be notified in August 2013 by email.


Please send completed applications to CAEF via:

Email          :  or

Fax               :  1-866-248-5290 or

Mail             :  Canada ALPHA Educational Fund

                        85 Scarsdale Road, Suite 305

                        Toronto, Ontario


                       M3B 2R2

                  Re: Jack Layton Memorial Scholarship


For more information about the scholarship and Canada ALPHA Educational Fund and Toronto ALPHA, please visit and  or email  or call 1-416-299-0111.


**2012 Award Recipient Profile**

2012 Jack Layton Memorial Scholarship recipient Ms. Sachiyo Tsukamoto is a PhD candidate at the University of Nottingham UK with the proposed research topic “Transnational Activism and Networks of Collective Memory on the ‘Comfort Women’ Issue”. Ms. Tsukamoto has been advocating for redress and re-memory of the Japanese Military Sexual Slavery issue during WWII in Asia. Her research mirrors social justice values pursued by late Jack Layton.  Details can be found at:

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