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March 1, 2023.

Simcoe County – The Glen Newby Scholarship Fund, a collaboration between The Common Roof and New Path Youth & Family Services (New Path), is accepting applications from youth in Simcoe County who are entering into or continuing post-secondary studies and/or apprenticeship programs this year. This scholarship honours the legacy and commitment of former New Path CEO Glen Newby’s almost 5 decades of work in the child and youth mental health sector.

“Over the past three years, the Glen Newby Scholarship Fund has supported youth in our community with their post-secondary or apprenticeship education goals,” says James Thomson, President and CEO of The Common Roof. “This partnership between The Common Roof and New Path in providing this scholarship opportunity is invaluable. To date $15,000 in scholarships have been awarded to nine local youth recipients.”

Applications for this year’s scholarship are open until April 30, 2023, and are available to any young person up to the age of 24 years residing in Simcoe County, entering, or continuing in post-secondary studies and/or apprenticeship programs. There are 3 scholarships available: one award of $2,500 and two awards of $1,250 each. More information and the application form are available at:

“We are proud to collaborate in providing financial assistance to deserving youth in our communities,” says Elizabeth McKeeman, CEO of New Path Youth & Family Services. “Youth are our future, and we are thrilled to help them reach their learning goals.”

About The Common Roof

The Common Roof seeks to lead in the development and empowerment of strong, compassionate social communities through innovative shared services. We are a community-based social enterprise providing sustainable and professional workspace for human-service not-for-profit agencies. At its core, The Common Roof seeks to inspire and empower change in the following areas:

Encourage organizations to operate efficiently and effectively

  • Mobilize community support to meet local community identified needs

  • Develop and manage philanthropic investment

The Common Roof is a registered charitable organization based in Simcoe County. Together, we are building inclusive, healthy communities for children, youth and their families. To learn more about The Common Roof, to donate, or get involved please visit, follow us on social media Twitter: @TheCommonRoof and Facebook or sign up for The Common Roof Newsletter

About New Path Youth & Family Services of Simcoe County

New Path Youth & Family Services of Simcoe County (New Path) is an accredited children’s mental health agency providing a range of compassionate, innovative and accessible services for children, youth and their families throughout Simcoe County. We are a registered not-for-profit charitable organization with office locations across Simcoe County, including Alliston, Barrie, Bradford, Cookstown, Collingwood, and Orillia. New Path is also the Lead Agency for children’s mental health in Simcoe County with the goal of enhancing the experience and outcomes of children, youth and their families seeking assistance with mental health and wellness.

New Path offers mental health services for children, youth and their families in-person, by-phone or online. A range of free mental health services are offered by professional counsellors. Families can access a range of free counselling and therapy services by booking an appointment through the Quick Access Child and Youth Mental Health Clinic: or for those without internet access, by calling New Path at 705-725-7656.

To learn more about New Path, to donate, or get involved please visit, follow us on social media Facebook: New Path Youth & Family Services Twitter: @NewPathYFS Instagram: @NewPathYFS or sign up for the TrailSigns Newsletter


Media Contact

Dominika Zapolnik, Communications Manager

New Path Youth and Family Services

The Common Roof

Phone: 705-627-3067

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