About the award

The Stacey Levitt Memorial Award was created in memory and celebration of Stacey’s life by her family through Parachute. The current application cycle, culminating in award selection in 2022, marks the final year the award will be given. High school students from across Canada can apply for this award: deadline to apply is Feb. 27, 2022.

This award encourages Canadian youth to embody Stacey’s qualities and ideals and Parachute’s overarching goals of a long life lived to the fullest, understanding the importance of managing risk management and preventing injury.

The Levitt family awards the 2022 selected recipient $2,500 to help them live their life to the fullest. The award could be put toward:

  • An educational endeavour
  • Engagement in sports
  • Investment in a travel experience

These pursuits would have resonated with Stacey, who loved school, sports and travel.

The successful recipient also receives a copy of Stacey’s book of poetry, I Am a Rose: A Life in Poetry, published by her family in 1996 after her death.  

Stacey Levitt Memorial Award recipients

2021 – Carly Smith, Ammon, NB
2020 – Erin Pelé, Grande Prairie AB
2019 – Rachelle Clark, Abbotsford, BC
2018 – Kate Walsh, Bedford, NS
2017 – Jenicca Jean, Upper Queensbury, NB 
2016 – Thomas Semychyshyn, Winnipeg, MB
2015 – Kennedy Neumann, Burnaby, BC
2014 – Melissa Tiggert, Toronto, ON

About Stacey Levitt

Picture of Stacey Levitt

Stacey Levitt was born May 19, 1977 at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital. She attended Allenby Public School, Glenview Senior Public School and Northern Secondary School. Stacey had a wide variety of interests and lived a busy and active life while growing up in North Toronto with her family – her parents Ned and Cheryl, her sisters Marni and Jacqueline, and many very special and close friends.

On Aug. 30, 1995, 18-year-old Stacey was struck and killed while jogging in her Toronto neighbourhood by a driver of a motor vehicle.

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