The Canadian Bureau for International Education is pleased to announce that we will be awarding fifty (50) bursaries to attend the virtual CBIE Conference, November 16-20, 2020. The bursary covers the full conference registration fee and will be awarded to Indigenous People, People of Color, People with Disabilities and members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community. 

Participation from a diverse audience is a critical measure of the success of our conference.  The purpose of the bursary is to encourage participation from diverse groups. We believe this inclusion is beneficial to everyone involved.  

Making our conference inclusive is a continuous learning process. We remain open to suggestions and recommendations and are seeking expert advice on the matter. 

Please note that priority will be given to individuals working in the field of international education. 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be currently located in Canada;
  • Self-identify as Indigenous, a Person of Color, a Person with disabilities or a member of the LGBTQIA2S+ community; 

To facilitate the distribution of the bursaries, institutions representatives are able to apply on behalf of employees who correspond to the eligibility criteria. 

Respecting the national scope of CBIE’s mandate, the bursaries will be awarded based on the representation of all educational levels (K-12, school board, CEGEP, College, and University), geographical diversity, and linguistic representation of both official languages of Canada.

Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. (EST), Friday, October 23, 2020.


If you encounter difficulties at any time please contact Kimberly Pharuns (Manager, Community Engagement, CBIE) at or 613-237-4820 #389.

The Canadian Bureau for International Education has formed a committee comprised of various members to oversee the operations of the bursaries.