Workers Health & Safety Centre

Scholarship & Bursaries

SCHOLARSHIPS & BURSARIES

All connected with the Workers Health & Safety Centre are committed to education - education in the workplace and beyond. To this end the WHSC has long offered student scholarships for post secondary education. Funds for these scholarships are raised from The Clifford Pilkey Memorial Golf Fundraiser in honour of our late founder and first WHSC President.

Thanks to the tournament's success and ongoing support of member organizations and community partners, the WHSC was able to expand its scholarship program to include the following: 

  • Student scholarships for full-time or part-time, post secondary students;
  • Student bursaries for students in post secondary, labour studies programs.

Post Secondary Scholarships

Each year the WHSC sponsors a competition aimed at raising occupational health and safety awareness among students and other young workers. Scholarships are awarded to the winners.

The 2016 WHSC Student Scholarship application process is now open. Successful candidates will be contacted in late August, 2016.

2016 WHSC Student Scholarship Rules
2016 WHSC Student Scholarship Application
Meet the 2015 Scholarship Winners.

No portion of government grants from employer assessments or WHSC revenue generation support this important awareness initiative.

All student scholarships are financed solely through funds raised at The Clifford Pilkey Memorial Golf Fundraiser. WHSC facilitates this fundraising event to fund these post-secondary education scholarships and the important work of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.

Wally Majesky Labour Studies Bursaries

In honour of the late Wally Majesky, the WHSC is also proud to offer annually a total of $4,000 in bursaries, jointly sponsored by our organization, the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario, the Toronto Central Ontario Building and Construction Trades Council and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 353.

These bursaries are available at, and administered by, the following publicly-funded Ontario colleges and universities:

  • Brock University;
  • Laurentian University;
  • Mohawk College;
  • McMaster University; and
  • University of Windsor.

The university bursaries are offered based on the following criteria:

  • Full-time or part-time student in a post-secondary, labour studies undergraduate degree program;
  • Have completed one full year of study;
  • Attained a minimum B average in their studies;
  • Demonstrated financial need;
  • Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated leadership in the social justice movement.

The college bursaries are offered based on the following criteria:

  • Have successfully completed at least one course leading to a labour studies certificate;
  • Demonstrated financial need;
  • Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated leadership in the social justice movement.

For details contact each institution directly.