ATU Scholarships 2017-2018

The 2017-2018 scholarships in memory of Tommy Douglas the "Greatest Canadian"


Tommy Douglas

The man who led the fight in Canada to provide health insurance for all, Tommy Douglas, (1904 – 1986) was a often called “the greatest Canadian.”

A powerful orator and tireless activist, he was elected to serve as a Member of Saskatchewan’s parliament, and later, premier of the province. He introduced the continent’s first single-payer, universal health care program, which was eventually adopted across Canada.

Douglas was elected as the first leader of the New Democratic Party (NDP), formed in 1935, to advance the cause of Labour. He was a strong advocate of the Canada Pension Plan and was considered the “conscience” of Parliament on matters of civil liberties.

ATU has honored Douglas by naming the Tommy Douglas Conference Center after the great leader.


Scholarship Application (PDF)
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