The bursary was created in 2021 in partnership with Indspire and provides support for indigenous students pursuing post-secondary education.
“It is important to Wolseley Canada that we give back to the communities where we work and live. We feel strongly that it is our corporate responsibility to help build stronger communities, and a key part of that is creating opportunities for young people to start a career. With this bursary program, we reflect on history and consider how we can better support Indigenous youth for a brighter future,” said Kim Forgues, vice president of human resources at Wolseley Canada.
The Indigenous Student Bursary is part of the Building Brighter Futures program, which provides funding for individual First Nation, Inuit and Metis students enrolled in full and part-time studies in college, university, skilled trades, apprenticeships and technology programs.
Wolseley Canada annually contributes $25,000 to the fund, which the Government of Canada matches for a total of $50,000 each year.
The application deadlines are Nov. 1, 2023, and Feb. 1, 2024.