National Leadership Development Program

Women and gender diverse individuals in the final year of their apprenticeship or who are certified journeypersons may apply. We recognize the distinct barriers faced by women and gender-diverse people from multiply-marginalized backgrounds in accessing this type of training.  Those from diverse backgrounds (who are newcomers, identify as 2SLGBTQQIA+, have a disability, or who are Black, Indigenous, or a person of colour) are especially encouraged to apply.

Cohort 2 of the program gets underway in February 2023.  Applications for Cohort 3 am will be accepted as of June 12, 2023.

Application Form

The next available cohort will start in September 2023 and runs until December 2023.
There are five modules:

  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Teamwork/Confliction Resolution
  • Supervisory Skills
  • Mental Health and Well-Being

Every participant who completes the mandatory requirements will receive a CAF-FCA Certificate of Completion. Mandatory requirements include:

  • Participates in virtual discussions
  • Writes and posts in a discussion group
  • Writes journal entries reflecting upon what they have learned
  • Produces a self-reflection piece focused on leadership (essay, Power Point, or video, etc.)

Applications for the September 2023 cohort are not yet open.  Register for further information regarding the next cohort here