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 February 2024 cohort is now full. Applications for the September 2024 cohort will open in June of 2024. Please stay tuned.

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.