2017 Jean Lumb Awards


The 20th Annual Jean Lumb Awards will be given to six outstanding young people who have achieved excellence in:

  • Academics
  • Athletics
  • The Arts
  • Community Services
  • Dignity of Life
  • Innovation


Applicants must be:

  • Enrolled in any grade in any high school in the Greater Toronto area
  • Of Chinese heritage
  • Canadian citizen or landed immigrant
  • Students who feel that they have overcome challenges or hardships are particularly encouraged to apply
Value: Six awards of $1,000 each
Process: The Jean Lumb Awards application requirements include:

  • Description of 500 words or less of how the student has achieved excellence
  • Two references (at least one from the school)
  • Supporting documentation

Deadline for applications: Monday, May 22, 2017.
Winners will be notified by August 31, 2017, and announced at the Jean Lumb Awards on October 29, 2017.

Call 647-998-8817 for recorded updates.

Announcement of Winners:

Sunday, October 29, 2017
11:30 am
Markham Event Centre, 95 Duffield Drive, Markham (Kennedy Road & Hwy 407)

Background: The Jean Lumb Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable organization (Canada Revenue Agency #2128 83058 RR0001) with the mandate of advancing education and providing scholarships to high school students of Chinese heritage. The Jean Lumb Awards were first presented in 1998.
Contact: Stephen Wong 905-415-8073
Email: arlenelumbchan@gmail.com

We thank the generous sponsors of the 2017 Jean Lumb Awards:

Platinum Sponsor
Chung-Kotcheff Family

Gold Sponsors
Chung-Kotcheff Family
Dynamic Security & Telephone Systems
Lue Family
The Mah Investment Group, BMO Nesbitt-Burns
Murphy & Chung Chartered Accountants
University of Toronto Scarborough

Community Partners
Multicultural Historical Society of Ontario
Toronto Catholic District School Board
Toronto District School Board


Audrey Chan, Saskia Willaert, Lukas Willaert, Sonia Ennevor, Donna Chandler, Anite Mak, Gordon Tang(2010), Judy Tran (2007), Bryan Yau (2015), Jimmy Chan(2012), Jeanet Wong, Alex Tran

Donor Acknowledgements
Linda Chan; Minde Chan; Tak Chen; Rebecca Chong & Dr. Tony Lam; Susan Chong; Connie Fong; Denise Fujiwara; Becky Hung; Dr. Alan Joe; Gunn Lee; Jack Lee; Bell Lew; Agnes Lo; Peggy Lo; Samuel Lo; Ed & Mary Lee; Sandra Li; Jennie Norman; Megan Schroeder; Erika Willaert; Greg & Barb Wong; Greg & Sandra Wong; Stephen Wong; Debbie Young-Hermanns; Jennifer Ziorli

Cambridge Food and Wine Society; Imperial Buffet, Mississauga; Mandarin Restaurant(Newmarket); Mandarin Restaurant(Yonge); Ming’s Restaurant; Nabelle; Seeanna Enterprises Ltd (Susen); First Touch Rehabilitation Center; The Healing Room; University of Toronto Schools

In honour of 65th anniversary of J.S. and Dorothy Lu and J.S. Lu’s 95th birthday: Michael & Joyanne Loughran; Jean Ling; Ray & Roberta Lau; Greg and Barbara Wong; Beng & Evelyn Chua; Richard Des Rochers; Liliana Vincenzo; Vincenzo Alberico; Lumb Family; Jerry Wong; George Wong; John Wong; Walter & Lily Mark; Susan Appleton; Ruth Stechison; Teklia Chaplinsky; Nancy Wu Chan; Jordan & Alicia Lumb; David & Deborah Begleiter; Paolo Picco
In memoriam for the late Betty Yee: Gordon & Elaine Moores; Greg & Barbara Wong; Lumb Family; Michael & Joyanne Loughran; Lu Family; George Wong & Family; Jerry Wong & Family; John Wong & Family; Andrew Lee & Family; Norman & Sandy Magid; Nancy Wu Chan; Stanley & Kim Wu
In memoriam for the late Yee Ping Jew: Michael St. Amand & Marilyn Lee
In memoriam for the late Sergio Gonzalez: J.S. and Dorothy Lu
In memoriam for the late Tam Chau Lam: Stephen Lu
Organizing Committee:
Arlene Chan Leslie Chan Tak Chen Olivia Chiu (2004)
Pam Collett Sarina Lee (2002) Kendra Lumb Valerie Mah
Jennie Norman Greg Wong Sandra Wong Stephen Wong
Judging Coordinator: Jennie Norman
Judging Panel:

Dr. Michael Dang, Board of Directors
Multicultural History Society of Ontario

Ms. Mary Lowe
High School Teacher (retired), Toronto District School Board

Dr. Elaine Ling
Family Practice Physician and Photographer

Ms. Sandra Li
Vice-Principal, Toronto District School Board

Event Photographer: David Wong
JLF Website: Andrew Yeung (1999); Gordon Tang (2010); Judy Tran (2007)
JLF Work Group: Andrew Yeung (1999); Jimmy Chan (2012); Gordon Tang (2010); Judy Tran (2007)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeanlumbfoundation
LinkedIn: Jean Lumb Foundation LinkedIn Group
Canada Helps: Jean Lumb Foundation Donations