Helping under-resourced youth to pursue a construction career in Toronto

In 2021, we donated C$60,000 to BOLT’s Hammer Heads Program through the Westminster Foundation which supported the training of six under-resourced young people in construction from low-income communities in Toronto who all graduated from the programme, registered with a union and secured work as a first-year apprentice. 

As they move through their apprenticeship, their wages will continue to increase every year through the five-year apprenticeship towards their journeyperson certification, when they will be recognised as a qualified and skilled person in a trade and be entitled to the wages and benefits associated with that trade.

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