The CYL Guido Chezzi Bursary
About Guido Chezzi
With an illustrious career spanning an incredible fifty-plus years working within the credit union sector, which includes assisting credit unions in Africa, thirty-five years as a volunteer fireman and supporting community churches, Chezzi’s energy and optimism for the sector has never wavered. Amongst his many accomplishments, he has been a passionate champion of the CYL program and has devoted many years as a facilitator, fundraiser, and guest speaker. Chezzi’s impressive commitment to youth and the program was recognized in 2002 with a Co-operative Spirit Award for Youth Mentorship.
Who Can Apply?
The bursary, created by the Ontario Credit Union Foundation in Guido Chezzi’s name, is open to youth fourteen to fifteen years old who are interested in starting CYL as junior participants. It is being offered to teens wishing to attend the program who are not already partnered with a co-op or credit union, with the goal of sending a new participant each year. Please download the application in the 'Downloads' link on the right hand toolbar, entitled "The CYL Guido Chezzi Bursary Application." Please note that the fund is specific to Junior (first year) participants of CYL only.