Justin Memorial Bursary Fund

The Justin Memorial Bursary Fund was created on September 12, 2019, on what would have been Justin’s 23rd birthday. His family still feels his loss as profoundly as they did on July 31, 2014, when a tragic accident cut his life short. Justin’s family established this bursary to ensure that a family with financial difficulties has access to mental health services for their child.

Justin had his challenges, but because he was surrounded by an understanding, supportive and wonderful family, he was able to receive the help that he needed.

The family is passionate about children’s mental health, and they want their donation to be meaningful and impactful. They want to empower families to help their children thrive.

This bursary is a celebration of a fun, generous, kind, and loving boy who left an enormous gap in the hearts of his family. This bursary celebrates Justin’s story, his passion for life, and his desire to leave the world a little better than he entered it.

The purpose of the bursary is to provide families financial support to be able to access mental health services for their children.

Please read the information below to see if you qualify.

Bursary Application Criteria:

  • Children 12 years old and younger and residing in the Province of Manitoba. 

  • Must not be involved with CFS.

  • Must not be involved in court disputes.

  • Must fall below income cutoff lines as stated by the City of Winnipeg. Please see chart below.

  • Considerations will also be given to families who experience multiple barriers to accessing services. Examples of barriers include but are not limited to trauma, new immigrants, cognitive disabilities, physical disabilities or single-parent home.

  • First time accessing mental health services.

Bursary Application Requirements:

  • Completion of the Bursary Application Form.

  • Proof of financial income.

  • One letter of support.

  • Other considerations may be made for special circumstances.

Bursary Reward Requirements:

Once the bursary has been rewarded, it is important to know the following:

  • The bursary will support 80% of the services fees and a maximum of 10 sessions.

  • The bursary recipient is responsible for 20% of the fees.

  • Mental Health services are to be provided by KIDTHINK.

  • You will be required to complete the intake process.

  • Your commitment in the treatment plan is important.

How to Apply:

  • Contact the KIDTHINK Intake Coordinator at or 431.388.5373 (Winnipeg, Manitoba).

  • The Intake Coordinator will go over the application process with you.