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 next cohort will begin in September 2023 and run until January 2024. Applications will be accepted as of June 12, 2023.

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 will be reviewed by the Office to Advance Women Apprentices. Those accepted into the program will be emailed by July 30th, 2023. We are hoping to accept 15 applicants.