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Fletcher Foundation


Fletcher Foundation Matching Donation Program 

The Fletcher Foundation 2-for-1 Matching Donation Program raises funds for bursaries that support educational initiatives, projects and programs that advance the engineering technology and applied science profession and the student academic experience at Ontario colleges. The funds raised from the Matching Donation Program have helped to increase endowment funds at colleges and contributed to the Enhancing Educational Experience grant. 

Thanks to the Matching Donation Program exceptional engineering technology and applied science students facing financial barriers have more opportunities to reach their full potential and are able to focus on accomplishments that will take them on the road to success.  Every donation makes a difference. 

Donate today! Here are ways to do it.

1) Are you an OACETT member? You can donate when you pay your annual dues on OACETT's Member Portal.

2) Donations are accepted by cheque, payable to the Carole and George Fletcher Foundation, and can be mailed to: OACETT, 10 Four Seasons Place, Suite 700, Toronto, ON M9B 6H7. 

3) Donate through PayPal.


Leaving a Bequest

A planned gift leaves a legacy of kindness

One of the most profound ways to leave a lasting impact on the engineering technology and applied science profession is by providing a legacy gift to the Carole and George Fletcher Foundation.  

By planning a gift to the Foundation, you are ensuring the work George Fletcher began decades ago will continue through our programs and initiatives. 

Your commitment to protecting the public, supporting worthy students, enhancing student experiences, and broadening their access to engineering technology and applied science programs in Ontario will be honoured and sustained when you leave a legacy. 

Contact Fletcher Foundation president Cheryl Farrow at cfarrow@oacett.orgto discuss your legacy gift. 

Award Winners at a Glance

Curtis Batuskin
Abby Hanley
Alena Ashoni
Jason Chau
Jeffrey Kaczmarek
Joshua Canuel
Kendra Tyhurst
Matthew Colins
Pui Ming Leung
Steven Chew


The Carole and George Fletcher Foundation is a charitable organization, providing financial support for engineering and applied science students in Ontario colleges. 

The Fletcher Foundation fosters excellence and builds skilled capacity for the engineering and applied science field through our support for education. For over 35 years, the Foundation has awarded hundreds of bursaries to exceptional students for their academic excellence and the future promise they offer their profession. It aims to build funds to support educational initiatives, projects and programs that shape the future of the profession and student educational experiences at colleges. 

The Fletcher Foundation is a registered charitable organization, managed and operated by a Board of Trustees appointed by OACETT members. 

The Fletcher Foundation established the Enhancing Educational Experience grant in 2018, which is an annual grant of up to $20,000 available as direct matching funds to support innovative initiatives designed to enhance the educational experience for students in OACETT eligible programs in Ontario colleges.  Special consideration is given to programs designed to engage non-traditional audiences, such as women and Indigenous peoples. 

Applications are due April 30, 2023, for funds for the September 2023 academic year. For more information, contact Alla Bondarenko at

The Fletcher Foundation offers the Fletcher Foundation Generation Award to OACETT members' children, grandchildren and spouses who attend an engineering technology or an applied science program at an Ontario college.

The bursary amount is $1,000, which is awarded to one recipient randomly drawn from eligible applications. You can find details about the bursary on the application form

Through its 25 for 25 campaign, the Fletcher Foundation has worked with the colleges to establish endowments that fund an annual $1,000 bursary at most institutions, called the OACETT Engineering Technology Award. 

Award recipients are selected by criteria established by each college, but the overarching is demonstrated financial need. These endowed bursaries also recognize academic achievement and support future promise in the technology profession.