Program Types: Financial Services, Trans-Specific,

The 519 has set up a scholarship/bursary at Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU, formerly Ryerson University) to honour the memory of our beloved staff member, community leader, sibling, and a proud TMU graduate Sasha Hashi.

The bursary will be distributed to students who identify as Black, Indigenous, racialized, and/or 2 Spirit, trans, and non-binary folks. Trans women will be prioritized.

How to apply:

More details will be made available on TMU’s website in the foreseeable future. TMU students who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, racialized and/or 2 Spirit, trans, non-binary are eligible for the bursary and can apply in the upcoming winter semester.

Remembering Sasha Hashi by The519

Remembering Sasha Hashi (she/her/they/them):

A proud Black trans woman, Sasha was heavily involved both within The 519 and the city’s trans communities, including leading the Trans March for two years.

Sasha joined The 519 in November 2017. She started out as a front desk casual staff member and then joined the management team as our Assistant, Organizational Development in 2018. They were instrumental in leading our employee orientation and supported our various recruitment processes over the past number of years. During COVID-19, Sasha provided assistance in the newcomer support department to coordinate and assign intakes of new clients to the team. She was also a member of The 519’s Black Collective. They were passionate, clear, and steadfast in their contributions in helping shape its work to support Black 2 Spirit, queer, and trans communities.

Sasha was a valued and cherished member of The 519 staff family. She is deeply missed, and her wisdom and leadership live with and guide our work every day.

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