Awards & Bursaries

Women In Trades

Awards/Bursaries Program

The Women In Trades Awards/Bursaries Program was created to recognize women who are members of the Canadian Building Trades, and to bring awareness of employment opportunities for women in the skilled trades.

This annual awards/bursaries program provides 3 recipients each with $1,500, for a total of $4,500 in awards:

  • 1 Award Of $1,500 To Any Woman Journeyman Who Is Part Of The Building Trades Union
  • 2 Bursaries Of $1,500 Each, To Be Given To Two Apprentice Women Who Are Members Of The BT Unions.
    Any 1st/2nd/3rd/4th/5th Year Apprentice
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Who is Eligible?

Canadian women in the trades (member of the Building Trades Unions) who demonstrate integrity, excellence, and leadership within the Maintenance/Construction trades industry.

Candidates who qualify will possess all of the below points:

  • Membership with a Union under the Building Trades
  • Integrity and Leadership within the industry
  • Excellence in their trade
  • Practice workplace safety
  • 1st/2nd/3rd/4th/5th year Apprentice Or,
  • Journeyman status

Maximum of 50 applications to be received per year

If applying for the Apprentice Bursary, the applicant must not have received the “ACTIMS Women In Trades Award” in the past to be eligible

Requirements

Applicants must complete the application form in its entirety with attachments and mail or email to the ACTIMS office between the dates of February 1st through till June 15th.

Write Up: The applicant must write a page or more describing why they feel that they possess or demonstrate the below points:
• Integrity Within The Industry
• Leadership In The Workforce
• Excellence In Their Trade
• Practice Workplace Safety

The write up must be signed off by their employer stating that the information provided by the applicant is true to the best of their knowledge.

Letter of Recommendation: The applicant must provide a signed letter of recommendation from their current or most recent employer; or their local union

Copy of JM tickets or Apprentice Book (Apprenticeship papers)

How To Apply

To be eligible, applications and supporting documents must be received no later than June 15th.

Completed application package must contain:

  • Fully Completed Application Form
  • Write Up (Signed Off By The Applicants’ Employer) Describing Why They Feel That They Possess Or Demonstrate The Below Points:
    • Integrity Within The Industry
    • Leadership In The Workforce
    • Excellence In Their Trade
    • Practice Workplace Safety
  • Letter Of Recommendation From Current Or Most Recent Employer; Or Local Union (Signed)
  • Copy Of JM Tickets Or Apprentice Book (Apprenticeship Papers)

Winning applicants will be contacted by the ACTIMS office by the last week of June

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4 Ways To Apply

By Online Application:
You can apply online by filling the Online Application Form

By Email:
Complete the application form
Email completed application and supporting documents to: Ainslie@trades-ab.ca
In the subject title line, please put “ACTIMS Women in Trades Awards/Bursaries Program”

By Fax:
Complete the application form.
Fax completed application and supporting documents to: 403-254-4346
Please put attention to “ACTIMS Women in Trades Awards/Bursaries Program”

By Mail:
Complete the application form
Mail completed application and supporting documents to:

ACTIMS Women in Trades Awards/Bursaries Program
P.O. Box 76182
Calgary, Alberta, T2Y 2Z9

2020 Winners

We congratulate the following Canadian Building Trades Women for winning the 2020 Women in Trades Awards & Bursaries:

• Sabrina O’Brien – Journeyman Steamfitter, Local 488 (Alberta)
• Shakyra Blakely – 3rd Year Apprentice Scaffolder, Local 1325 (Alberta)
• Sydney Schultz – 3rd Year Apprentice Powerline Technician, Local 2067 (Saskatchewan)

We thank everyone for applying to the 2020 Women In Trades Awards/Bursaries Program – please apply again next year!

Sabrina O’Brien
Sydney Schultz
Shakyra Blakely

2019 Winners

We congratulate the following Canadian Building Trades Women for winning the 2019 Women in Trades Awards & Bursaries:

• Emma Ash – Journeyman Scaffolder, Local 1325 (Alberta)
• Madlyn Carew – 4th Year Apprentice Ironworker, Local 764 (Newfoundland)
• Shannen MacDonald – 1st Year Apprentice Ironworker, Local 765 (Ontario)

We thank everyone for applying to the 2019 Women In Trades Awards/Bursaries Program – please apply again next year!

Emma Ash
Emma Ash
Madlyn Carew
Madlyn Carew
Shannen MacDonald
Shannen MacDonald

2018 Winners

We congratulate the following Canadian Building Trades Women for winning the 2018 Women in Trades Awards & Bursaries:

• Robyn Schaapman– Journeyman Electrician, Local 424 (Alberta)
• Delanee Daviau – 2nd Year Apprentice Ironworker, Local 720 (Alberta)
• Rachelle Premack – 2nd Year Apprentice Carpenter, Local 1598 (British Columbia)

We thank everyone for applying to the 2018 Women In Trades Awards/Bursaries Program – please apply again next year!

Delanee Daviau
Dalanee Daviau
Robyn Schaapman
Robyn Schaapman
RachellePremack
Rachelle Premack

2017 Winners

We congratulate the following Canadian Building Trades Women for winning the 2017 Women in Trades Awards & Bursaries:

• Melany Cyr – Journeyman Red Seal Machinist and Millwright, Local 1460 (Alberta)
• Tara Klasens – 1st Year Apprentice Electrician, Local 424 (Alberta)
• Sonia Harte – 2nd Year Apprentice Ironworker, Local 764 (Newfoundland)

We thank everyone for applying to the 2017 Women In Trades Awards/Bursaries Program – please apply again next year!

2016 Winners

We congratulate the following 3 Canadian Building Trades Women for winning the respective 2016 Women in Trades Awards & Bursaries:

• Stacey Benedictson – Journeyman Red Seal Welder, Operating Engineers, Local 955 (Alberta)
• Ashley Wollmann – 3rd Year Apprentice Painter, Local 739 (Manitoba)
• Nikki McCormack – 4th Year Apprentice Electrician, Local 993 (British Columbia)

We thank everyone for applying to the 2016 Women In Trades Awards/Bursaries Program – please apply again next year!

2015 Winners

We congratulate the following 3 Canadian Building Trades Women for winning the respective 2015 Women in Trades Awards & Bursaries:

• Meeka Faucher – Journeyman Boilermaker Welder, Local 146 (Alberta)
• Kirstene Reyes – 4th Year Apprentice Carpenter, Local 579 (Newfoundland)
• Stephanie Jang – 4th Year Apprentice Electrician, Local 213 (British Columbia)

We thank everyone for applying to the 2015 Women In Trades Awards/Bursaries Program – please apply again next year!

2014 ACTIMS AGM in Banff Alberta