There are two kinds of scholarships available to members for occupational health and safety training:
- ONA Occupational Health and Safety Scholarship
- Workers’ Health and Safety Centre (WHSC) Scholarships
ONA Occupational Health and Safety Scholarship
ONA is pleased to launch a new Occupational Health and Safety Scholarship.
The application deadline is May 15 of each fiscal year, until the funds have been depleted.
Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded each year. All applications will be reviewed at the June Board of Directors meeting. Successful applicants will be notified by mail within one month of the Board decision.
You may also obtain an application form from your Bargaining Unit President or Local Coordinator.
The following are the mandatory eligibility criteria:
- Applicants must be bona fide ONA members.
- The application must be for an occupational health and safety course, workshop, conference or education other than one sponsored by the ONA.
- Consideration will be given to awarding one scholarship per region.
- Applicants must provide a course outline and include anticipated outcomes for the member and/or bargaining unit.
- Bursary funds will be provided to successful applicants upon proof of completion of the course.
- Successful candidates must give a presentation on what they have learned at a bargaining unit or local meeting.
Call (613) 731-1314 ext 224 for more information.
Workers’ Health and Safety Centre (WHSC) Scholarships
Every year the WHSC distributes a number of scholarships to the various worker organizations. The number of scholarships any organization receives is determined by the number of WHSC training programs and workshops a union conducted throughout the previous year.
In 2004, ONA was awarded three scholarships for the two-week WHSC Instructor Training Program.
Over the next two-years (2005 and 2006) the WHSC has determined that scholarships will be allocated for an intensive Joint Heath and Safety Committee training aimed at equipping committee members with the skills to function at their maximum capacity.
For the third year (2007) – The WHSC will once again hold a two week Instructor Training Program. This program teaches participates how to become WHSC qualified instructors so they themselves can eventually teach any WHSC training program.
Once allocated, ONA determines how many scholarships will go to each region and once that determination is made the ONA health and safety district service teams networks decide who will attend.