Camosun expresses its sorrow and stands alongside the Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc

Camosun College is horrified by the news that the remains of 215 children have been found in the grounds of the former Kamloops Residential School, which sat on the traditional territory of the Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc. Our hearts go out to the families and communities who were and are directly affected by this news and by the original loss of their children. We are all affected. This affirms Camosun’s commitment to redressing the impact of our shared history. In memory of these children, Camosun flags on both campuses will be lowered.

Camosun Empowering Women in Trades

Providing supports for eligible students throughout their Red Seal Apprenticeship Trades program

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The Gwyn Morgan & Patricia Trottier Foundation Concert Properties The Washington Foundation The RBC Foundation

Award description

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

Selection process

Application Process

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

Other support for women in trades: