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Ted Rogers Scholarship – How Emmanuel Adegboyega is taking action to build inclusive communities

February 27, 2022


All young Canadians should have the opportunity to reach their highest potential and through our Ted Rogers Scholarship program, we’re empowering the next generation of changemakers – like Emmanuel Adegboyega – to pursue their education today to help build a better Canada tomorrow.

Born in Nigeria and raised in Toronto, Emmanuel has always been a passionate community advocate and taken action to build a more inclusive community. This includes his work as co-founder of his high school’s Black History Committee where he dedicated time to educating his peers on the meaningful contributions of the Black community in Canada and beyond. 

It was this interest in uplifting his community that led to his nomination for a 2021 Ted Rogers Scholarship by Toronto Community Housing – Canada’s largest social housing provider which connects residents and youth to services and opportunities to help foster strong neighbourhoods where communities can thrive. ​ 

Today, Emmanuel shares how his lived experiences have inspired him to pursue criminology at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, where he continues to pursue his advocacy work with the hopes to one day work in law.

Learn more about how Emmanuel hopes to inspire Generation Possible to reach their potential: