Every year the St. Joseph’s Lebanese and Syrian Benevolent Society  supports  local organizations by donating to various groups in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.

Past Charity Recipients:
Regional Hospital Foundation
St. Patrick’s Museum
Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board – Breakfast and Snacks Program

Bursary Program
Each year, the Cedars Club gives bursaries to Lebanese and Syrian students attending high school in the CBRM.  To be eligible, the students must meet the following criteria.

•    Must be of Lebanese or Syrian descent
•    Must be accepted to a post-secondary institution (university or college)
•    Must have a grade average of 70%
•    Must be active in community/volunteer at Cedars Club

Students interested in applying for a bursary should submit a cover letter and resume to the Bursary Committee. In the cover letter, students should highlight their connection to the Lebanese and Syrian Society and make suggestions for youth engagement opportunities. A copy of the student’s university or college acceptance letter is also required.

Students can apply via email to or drop off  or mail a package to St. Joseph’s Lebanese and Syrian Benevolent Society (Attention Bursary Committee), 30 MacKenzie Street, Sydney, NS, B1P 1W5.

For more information please contact us.

2013 Bursary Recipients:
Ainsley Walsh
Mitchell Jabalee
Liam Flannigan
Keigan Hanna
Tyler Hooper
Brandon Buckingham
Stephanie Johnston

 Youth Assistance Fund

The Lebanese and Syrian Society is pleased to offer financial assistance to its members to support various youth activities, when possible. Please write, in confidence, to the Bursary and Youth Fund Committee outlining the  activity that your son or daughter is interested in participating in and the costs associated with it.

Members can apply for support via email to or in writing to St. Joseph’s Lebanese and Syrian Benevolent Society (Attention Bursary and Youth Fund Committee), 30 MacKenzie Street, Sydney, NS, B1P 1W5.

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