CAWIC Bursaries

One of CAWIC’s mandates is to promote education and encourage women to pursue careers in the construction industry. To this end, each year, CAWIC organizes several fundraising events, and a portion of the proceeds are allocated to our bursary fund. In order to help us identify potential applicants for bursaries, we approach various Canadian post-secondary institutions that provide diploma or degree programs in construction-related disciplines to distribute information to students on our bursary program. The Bursary Committee reviews all of the applications received, and recipients are then selected based on meeting the required criteria. Recipients have the opportunity to be awarded bursaries between $1,000 and $2,000.

Thank you to our Silver Sponsor, Cooper Equipment Rentals Limited for partnering with us again in support of bursaries to be awarded to skilled trades students across Canada!

The 2024 Bursary Program will open in March 2024. Watch our website for more information about next years program or sign up for our CAWIC news emails.


CAWIC is actively seeking donations and industry sponsorship for our bursary program. If your organization is interested in sponsoring a bursary, please email [email protected].

For questions and further information, please contact the Director of Bursary & Awards at [email protected].

“Since attending Conestoga College Renovation and Technician program I have started a career as a Carpenter. I started working for a renovation company in KW called Eagleview Construction. Since starting there in April of 2019, through hard work and dedication I have worked my way up through the company going from a Junior Carpenter to a Carpenter to a Lead Carpenter to now a Site supervisor. I am also doing my apprenticeship to be a red seal carpenter and will soon be complete. I truly believe that if you set your mind to something and work hard you can accomplish anything. My journey through this career so far has been an amazing experience, but I wouldn’t have gotten to where I am today if I didn’t put in hard work and broke down the boundaries that come with being a women in construction. My advice to any women who are considering joining the trades is to drive in head first and see where it takes you because it might end up being the best decision of your life and you don’t want to miss out on any opportunities. The CAWIC Bursary Program is an amazing program to help women in construction get a jump start in the trade. I was lucky enough to receive the bursary myself which helped me buy tools to pursue this career. “

Kalee Cleghorn

2018 CAWIC Bursary Recipient