Sienna Senior Living Dino Chiesa Scholarship
Helping to prepare future PSWs, HCAs, CCAs for a rewarding career
The Sienna Senior Living Dino Chiesa Scholarship supports 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 they are 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 and can help to alleviate those costs.
Each 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
Applications For 2023
The Sienna Senior Living Dino Chiesa Scholarship will soon be accepting applications for students enrolling in an accredited Canadian PSW/HCA/CCA certificate program commencing in September, 2023.
Details on the application process and timing will be made available on this page shortly.
Should you have any questions about the Scholarship, please email us at DCscholarship@siennaliving.ca.