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 seeking to complete Red Seal apprenticeships in trades such as welding, sheet metal, mechanical, and construction.

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



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

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

Other support for women in trades:

Thank you to our donor

Thanks Donor

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

Call To Action

woman in the shop


Camosun Women in Trades Training (WITT) offers sponsorship for eligible and selected women in their pursuit of becoming a tradesperson.