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Toronto Student Named 2024 Loran Scholar, Six Others from Ontario Also Honored

In a heartening display of academic excellence and community commitment, Mia Cadsby, a student from University of Toronto Schools, has been selected as a 2024 Loran Scholar. Mia’s achievement stands as a beacon of hope and inspiration for youth across Toronto and beyond.

Out of over 5,000 applicants from all corners of Canada, Mia emerged as one of the 36 recipients of the prestigious Loran Award. This accolade is not solely based on academic prowess but rather on the demonstration of exceptional character, a deep-rooted commitment to service, and the potential to lead with integrity.

Mia’s involvement with various community initiatives underscores her unwavering dedication to uplifting others. As the co-founder of Future for You, she spearheads efforts to increase awareness of postsecondary opportunities for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Additionally, her volunteer work at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital showcases her compassion and desire to make a tangible difference in the lives of others.

Joining Mia in this esteemed recognition are six other exceptional students from Ontario:

– Kubra Ashori, St. Michael’s Adult Catholic Secondary School (Windsor)
– Teerka Baskaran, Bayview Secondary School (Stouffville)
– Blake Conod, École secondaire catholique Marie-Rivier (Kingston)
– Cianne Coutinho, Loyola Catholic Secondary School (Mississauga)
– Valérie GC Lalonde, École secondaire catholique de Plantagenet (St. Pascal Baylon)
– Shreya Jain, Maple Ridge Secondary School (Barrie)

These young leaders exemplify the values-driven approach to leadership that the Loran Scholars Foundation seeks to nurture. They represent the future generation of change-makers, poised to tackle the challenges of today and build a better tomorrow.

Through the Loran Scholars program, Mia and her peers will receive comprehensive leadership enrichment, financial support, and access to a network of like-minded individuals and mentors. This holistic approach equips them with the tools and resources needed to effect positive change in their communities and beyond.

In a world often overshadowed by negativity, the achievements of Mia Cadsby and the other Ontario Loran Scholars serve as a beacon of hope and inspiration. Their unwavering commitment to service and leadership reminds us all of the transformative power of youth-driven action.


Amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to overlook the incredible contributions and achievements of our youth. Stories like Mia Cadsby’s and those of the other Ontario Loran Scholars remind us of the immense potential and capacity for good that exists within our younger generations. They are not just the leaders of tomorrow; they are already making a difference today. As a community, let’s rally behind them, support their endeavors, and celebrate their successes. After all, they are the architects of our future.


Kelly Deschamps is the dedicated City Hall Reporter, bringing forth the pulse of municipal affairs with precision and clarity. With an astute eye for detail and a passion for uncovering the stories that shape urban life, Deschamps delivers comprehensive coverage of local governance. For inquiries or feedback, contact Kelly at

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