About CST Foundation
Bringing higher education within reach for all Canadians
Our Beliefs
We believe education has the power to transform lives and communities and are passionate about helping families achieve higher learning.

The CST Foundation supports the pursuit of higher education through financial assistance and partnerships with learning-focused community organizations. Since 1960, we have helped over 600,000 families access post-secondary education.

Areas of Focus
We invest in families and communities to support the pursuit of higher education.
What We Do

We support students on their path towards post-secondary education through financial support in the form of awards and bursaries.

our impact

Bursaries and scholarships awarded since 1960

Canadian Scholarship Trust Plans 2021 Audited Financial Statements.

What We Do

We support a wide range of partners focused on skill and confidence-building programs with many sports, arts, science, and other amazing learning opportunities.

Our Impact

Awarded through the CST Inspired Minds Learning Project

Canadian Scholarship Trust Plans 2021 Audited Financial Statements.

What We Do

We deliver on a shared mission with CST Savings and CST Spark to make post-secondary education accessible for all Canadians.

our impact

Students helped across CST since 1960

Canadian Scholarship Trust Plans 2021 Audited Financial Statements.


Building a better future for Canadian families

Making education accessible to all Canadians means inspiring students and providing access to new learning opportunities.

We focus on building skills and growing and growing the academic confidence of those who need it most

We provide students with the resources they need to understand their post-secondary opportunities.

We offer bursaries and awards to help deserving students pursue post-secondary education.

Our Board

Brenda Bartlett, ICD.D
Chair of the Board, Director
President and Chief Executive Officer, PWL Capital Inc.

Douglas McPhie, FCPA, FCA
Chair, Audit Committee, Director
Retired; Partner, Ernst & Young LLP, Corporate Director

Bonnie M. Patterson
Chair, Governance and Human Resources Committee
Professor emeritus, Business Consultant - Higher Education, Leadership and Governance

Helen Rattee, CFA
Director, Chair, Investment Committee
Managing Director, Fund Risk Insights, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Sherry J. MacDonald, CPA, CA
Director, Retired; President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation, CST Savings Inc. and CST Spark Inc.

Andrew Brands
Retired; EVP General Counsel & Compliance, Great-West Life Co.

Stephanie Bowman, FCPA, FCA
Independent Consultant

David Oliver, CFA, C.Dir.
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, BRJO Investments Ltd. 

Peyman Parsi
Retired; Chief Technology Officer, Blanc Labs

Bruce Philp
Retired; President, Heuristic Branding

Andrew Poprawa, CPA, CA, C.Dir
Consultant and Corporate Director, Retired; President and Chief Executive Officer, Deposit Insurance Corporation of Ontario

Our Executives

Peter Lewis
President and Chief Executive Officer

Tony D'Alessandro
Chief Technology Officer

Charline McKissick
Chief Human Resources Officer

Lisa Sillanpää 
Chief Revenue Officer

Jeff Beck
Chief Marketing Officer

Christopher Ferris
Chief Financial Officer

Carole Matear
Chief Risk and Compliance Officer

Brad Norris
Chief Investment Officer

Get in Touch

If you have any questions about CST Foundation, don’t hesitate to reach out.