New Brunswick Federation of Labour Awards for 2017

Posted: May 25, 2017

New Brunswick Federation of Labour Awards for 2017—Awards are valued at $500 and applications are due on June 30th, 2017. 

James A. Whitebone Memorial lScholarships—These two scholarships are available to students entering their first year of post-secondary studies.  Eligible are members, or their children, who belong to local unions affiliated with the NBFL. 

Tim McCarthy Environment Prize—This prize is open to NBFL members or their children, who are pursuing higher education in fields relating to environmental protection and education.  Applicants may be in their first or subsequent years of post-secondary studies.

NBFL Solidarity Bursaries—These two awards are open to any person regardless of union membership pursing post-secondary education full-time or enrolled in high school at the grade 12 level.  Funded by AIL Canada, a unionized insurance provider, they serve to promote greater awareness and understanding of the value of unions. 

J. Harold Stafford Humanitarian Award—This award is to assist with funding for worthwhile union and community projects.  Eligible for consideration are local union members and labour councils affiliated with the NBFL undertaking labour history projects, labour libraries, Day of Mourning monuments, etc., as well as retraining programs owing to plant downsizing or closures. 

Dermot Kingston Life Long Learning Award—The purpose of this award is to encourage and support continuous training and literacy programs for workers.  Eligible for consideration are NBFL affiliates, as well as provincial and community projects and workplace related training activities including union developed programs.