Sienna Senior Living Dino Chiesa Scholarship

Helping to prepare future PSWs, HCAs, CCAs for a rewarding career

The Sienna Senior Living Dino Chiesa Scholarship has been established to support Sienna Senior Living team members and their families pursuing education as a Personal Support Worker (PSW), Health Care Aid (HCA) or Continuing Care Assistant (CCA). This scholarship was created by a gift of $50,000 from Sienna Senior Living in recognition of Mr. Chiesa’s service and leadership to our organization and to the broader seniors living sector.


About Dino Chiesa

Dino Chiesa was a member of Sienna’s Board of Directors for twelve years, ultimately serving as Chair of the board until the time of his retirement in 2022. Dino’s extensive experience, wisdom and leadership over his tenure shaped the organization, and positioned it well in the fast-growing Canadian seniors’ living sector. Mr. Chiesa’s legacy to healthcare and seniors’ living goes well beyond Sienna. He is a former director of Dynacare Laboratories Inc., former member of the Board of Trustees of Sunrise Senior Living Real Estate Investment Trust, and formerly served on the boards of several hospitals, including Humber River Hospital.


About the Scholarship

This work is critical to the continuum of care in the Canadian healthcare sector, and vital members of the Sienna Senior Living team. It is a profession that, while challenging at times, offers rewarding and meaningful personal connections with the individuals being supported.

Financial costs to pursue a career in this field can be a barrier to pursuing this passion for some.

The Sienna Senior Living Dino Chiesa Scholarship is awarded annually to ten individuals enrolling in an accredited Canadian PSW/HCA/CCA education program.

The scholarship is valued at $5000 CAD


Eligibility and Application Process

To be eligible to receive The Sienna Senior Living Dino Chiesa Scholarship, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a full-time or part-time team member of Sienna Senior Living, or;
  • Be an immediate family member of a full-time or part-time team member of Sienna Senior Living
  • Show proof of enrolment in an accredited Canadian PSW/HCA/CCA certificate program
  • Submit the required application and supporting material by the posted deadline

Application Are Now Open

The Sienna Senior Living Dino Chiesa Scholarship is currently accepting applications for students enrolling in an accredited Canadian PSW/HCA/CCA certificate program commencing the winter 2023 semester.

To apply, please complete the online application form found here.

Applications for students enrolling in a program for the winter 2023 semester are being accepted until Sunday, November 13, 2022.

Should you have any questions about the Scholarship or this application process, please email us at

Thank you to all those who apply. Candidates under consideration for The Sienna Senior Living Dino Chiesa Scholarship may be contacted for further information prior to the awarding of the scholarship.