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RBC to support CAF’s advancement of women in the skilled trades

November 22, 2023 | By Anthony Capkun



November 22, 2023 – The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum announced a new partnership with—and $100,000 in funding from—RBC, which will help support CAF’s National Leadership Program for Women in the Skilled Trades, where participants are empowered “as leaders in their workplaces and the broader skilled trades community”.

“Skilled tradespeople have always played a crucial role in Canada’s economy,” said Andrea Barrack, RBC. “Women can play a large role in addressing both the talent shortage as well as elevating themselves into more senior leadership roles.”

“The goal of this program—and other future CAF-FCA programs—is to support a pathway to leadership opportunities within the skilled trades,” said France Daviault, CEO of CAF. “When there is equitable decision-making and inclusive leadership in a place of work, recruitment, retention, and productivity are positively impacted.”

APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED NOW for the next National Leadership Development Program cohort, which begins February 2024. Deadline for consideration is December 8, 2023.

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum – Forum canadien sur l’apprentissage (CAF-FCA) is a non-profit organization “that connects Canada’s apprenticeship community”.


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