Because of SHAD’s donors, the following is possible:
Continuous enhancement of the month-long university-based program with new campuses, cutting-edge content, top professors, and leading business experts. Expanding opportunities beyond the month-long program through internships, SHAD University Campus Clubs, continued educational opportunities, networking opportunities with fellow SHADs, and the SHAD Angel Network.
Accessibility, through a significant financial awards program, which enables those with proven financial need an equal chance to benefit from SHAD experiences
Outreach, to ensure all of Canada’s bright youth have awareness and access to SHAD’s programs, regardless of their geographic, socioeconomic, gender or cultural diversity
SHAD strives to reach students and schools in all areas of the country, to ensure the best and brightest young Canadians have equal opportunity to benefit from SHAD programs, and the SHAD network. SHAD seeks to ensure that the SHAD cohort reflects Canada’s cultural, gender, geographic and socioeconomic diversity each year. Close to 60% of SHAD participants each year are females, and SHAD welcomes participants from all provinces every year.
SHAD believes that great future leaders come from all parts of Canada, and from families of all socio-economic backgrounds. Thanks to the generosity of donors, program fees reflect approximately half the full cost of the experience, to reduce barriers to participation. In addition to the program subsidy, a significant percentage of SHAD’s annual operating budget is earmarked to assist students with proven financial need.
SHAD summer internships are 4-6 week volunteer postings for youth still in high school that give donors a chance to mentor young achievers and immerse them in business life, helping them build their skills, their resumes, and their networks. Internships can be job shadows, project based, or a combination.
SHAD also offers the chance to match SHAD talent with donors in longer-duration summer and co-op placements, once alumni are in university.