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Camosun Empowering Women in Trades

If you're a woman pursuing a Red Seal Trades Program at Camosun College, you may be eligible for support to assist with your educational costs, on-site costs and living costs through the Camosun Empowering Women in Trades initiative.

The Camosun Empowering Women in Trades initiative was generously established by The Gwyn Morgan & Patricia Trottier Foundation, Concert Properties, the Washington Foundation and the RBC Foundation in 2017 to support trades training opportunities for women. This initiative is aimed to provide supports for eligible students throughout their Red Seal Apprenticeship Trades program.

Support may be available to assist with:

  • Educational costs (tuition, student fees, books and supplies)
  • Living cost supports (including housing costs)
  • Transportation costs
  • Child care costs
  • Assistance with tools and protective equipment as needed for work
  • Mentorship

Eligibility Criteria

To apply students must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be enrolled in a Red Seal trades program at Camosun College
  • Be a female trade student (or plan on enrolling as a student)
  • Be able to demonstrate financial need

Application Process

Please contact Jayna Wiewiorowski at 250-370-3827 or wiewiorowskij@camosun.ca for more information and to apply.

Donated by the The Gwyn Morgan & Patricia Trottier Foundation

Bursary support is available to assist with educational costs (tuition, student fees, books and supplies), living cost supports, including housing costs, transportation costs and child care costs and to assist with tools and protective equipment as needed for work.

Eligibility Criteria

To apply for a Kathryn E. Laurin Bursary students must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be enrolled in a Red Seal Trades program at Camosun College. This includes both Foundation Trades programs and Apprenticeship levels.
  • Be a female student
  • Be able to demonstrate financial need
  • Be able to demonstrate they are unable to access other support programs such as unemployment insurance, Canada/BC Job Fund or the ITA.

Application Process

Please contact Jayna Wiewiorowski at 250-370-3827 or wiewiorowskij@camosun.ca to apply.

Additional Information

Applications for the Kathryn E. Laurin Bursary will be considered on an ongoing basis throughout the year. Applicants may apply for the bursary no earlier than 6 weeks prior to the start of their program and after enrolment dates are confirmed. Applicants can anticipate a response to their application within 2-4 weeks. Applications will not be considered after the study period end date.

Other support for women in trades:

For more information and to apply:

Contact: Jayna Wiewiorowski, Coordinator
Phone: 250-370-3827
Email: wiewiorowskij@camosun.ca
In person: Please call for an appointment

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The Gwyn Morgan & Patricia Trottier Foundation is a private family foundation based in Calgary, Alberta. Established in 2005, it focuses on education, wellness initiatives and leadership development.

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