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Scholarship Recipient in District 23 – Shana Marum-Harper

Jun 13, 2023

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Shana Marum-Harper

2023 RTOERO Scholarship Recipient

RTOERO believes in the power of our community to secure a better future, and we are committed to helping secure better futures for students, for each other, and for seniors in Canada. One of the ways we work towards achieving this goal is through our post-secondary scholarship program.

This year, Shana Marum-Harper, nominated by her grandmother, Anne Marum, was awarded a $3,000 post-secondary scholarship. Shana began her post-secondary education journey at the University of Toronto before transferring to Toronto Metropolitan University where she chose to specialize in the field of Social Work with a minor in Cognitive Psychology. Shana became interested in the broadening field of mental health, and in the year 2020 began volunteering with Mood Disorders Association of Ontario (MDAO) working on its TIPS Support Volunteer Helpline.

Shana’s role with MDAO was serving as a bridge between clients and counsellors via phone and text service. As Shana approaches her fourth year of university, she is beginning her co-op placement with the Redwood Agency, a non-profit organization that offers mental health services specifically to women and children.

Following her 2024 graduation from MTU, Shana, in her goal to champion women’s rights and wellbeing, intends to further her education in the fields of Law and Psychotherapy.

Congratulations Shana on your outstanding achievements! District 23, North York, wishes you every success in your future endeavours.