Ministry of the
Solicitor General

Constable Joe Macdonald Public Safety Officers’ Survivors Scholarship Fund

Communiqué du commissaire des incendies


Communiqué 2020-13

June 18, 2019

The Constable Joe Macdonald Public Safety Officers’ Survivors Scholarship Fund (CJMPSOSSF) was established in 1997 to recognize the tremendous sacrifice made by our public safety officers and their families to keep Ontario safe. The scholarship is available to spouses and children of public safety officers killed in the line of duty.  The scholarship may be used for tuition, textbooks and eligible living expenses for programs leading to a degree or a diploma at an approved Canadian post-secondary educational institution. 

The purpose of the present communiqué is to inform you of the availability of the scholarship and to provide information on how to obtain an application form and application guidelines.  Please note that the due date for submission of applications is July 15, 2020.

For the purpose of the scholarship, “public safety officers” includes all firefighters (full-time, part-time and volunteer) as defined in subsection 1(1) of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997.

Please forward information about the scholarship to the attention of the appropriate areas and/or persons for distribution.

All enquiries regarding the scholarship and the application process should be sent to Yoko Iwasaki by email at or by phone at (416) 314-3085. 

Anyone who meets the criteria for this scholarship and wishes to obtain both the application guidelines and/or the application form (English or French) should also contact Yoko.

Additionally, written enquiries can also be sent to her attention at the address below:

Yoko Iwasaki, Community Safety Analyst
Program Development Section
External Relations Branch, Public Safety Division
Ministry of Solicitor General
25 Grosvenor Street, 12th floor
Toronto  ON  M7A 2H3

Lastly, grant funding is subject to the ministry receiving the necessary appropriation from the Ontario Legislature.