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.

Application Form

The September 2023 is full and will run until January 2024. Stay tuned for details on future cohorts and application launch.

There are five modules:

  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Teamwork / Conflict 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 are reviewed by the Office to Advance Women Apprentices.

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I identify as a woman or as a gender diverse individual:*
I have direct experience working on the tools in a skilled trade:*
I am currently in the final year of my apprenticeship or I am a journeyperson with a Certificate of Qualification:*
I am committed to completing the four-month program. I realize the program involves five modules of content and that I am required to participate in discussions and produce discussion posts, journal entries and a self-reflection assignment:*
I am aware that the program starts in September 2023 and goes until January 2024 and that to accommodate different time zones virtual discussions will be held on Sundays:*
I realize that program involves a time commitment of six hours per module and I will have approximately three to four weeks to complete each module:*