Calling all aspiring leaders! Are you a daughter, identify as female, or non-binary, blazing a trail through higher education? The Unifor Southwestern Ontario Women’s Network is thrilled to unveil four bursaries, each valued at $1000, designed specifically to fuel your academic journey. Whether you’re enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary institution pursuing a traditional degree or a one-year course, this opportunity is tailor-made for you.

Diversity fuels innovation, and we’re passionate about nurturing leadership among women and non-binary individuals. We’re seeking applicants who can eloquently articulate their motivation for applying for this bursary and share insights into the transformative power of women in leadership roles. Your leadership experiences are invaluable, and we want to hear every inspiring detail.

  1. Define Eligibility: Applicants must be daughters, identify as female, or non-binary individuals of Unifor members or retirees from Southwestern Ontario, enrolled in post-secondary education at a Canadian institution.
  2. Create a Video: Craft a compelling video, no longer than one minute, explaining your motivation for applying for the bursary and showcasing your leadership experiences.
  3. Submit Video and Information: Send your video via email to along with the following details:
    • Parent/Guardian’s name, workplace, and Local Union number
    • Your name, complete mailing address, phone number, and email address
    • Name of the institution you attend and proof of second-year enrollment (e.g., course outline, first-year transcript, letter from the registrar’s office)
    • A brief paragraph outlining any volunteer or activism you’ve participated in.


Application Deadline:

Ensure submission by Friday, June 28, 2024.

Winner Notification:

Winners will be contacted by phone on Wednesday, July 24, 2024.

Promote Diversity and Leadership:

Embrace the opportunity to contribute to a future where women and non-binary individuals thrive in leadership roles.