The new AMAPCEO Bursary Program has been established by the AMAPCEO Board of Directors to provide some financial support to AMAPCEO members' dependents with their post-secondary education or apprenticeship, and to support access to Canadian publicly funded education and training.
How it Works
Every year there will be 11 bursaries of $1000 each awarded by random draw to qualifying applicants. One bursary is awarded in each District.
Who Can Apply?
This bursary is open to AMAPCEO members' dependents/wards that meet the eligibility criteria. A member must be a signed-up member (i.e., member in "good standing") with a current Home position in AMAPCEO to apply on behalf of their dependent(s).
How to Apply
Please complete an online entry form on behalf of your dependent(s). The entry form requires the following information to be submitted with your application:
confirmation of the dependent’s age;
proof of enrolment in an eligible post-secondary educational institution or registration as an apprentice in Ontario and current employer/sponsor, and
affirmation that you are a member of AMAPCEO "in good standing".
Application deadline: Thursday, October 5, 2023 at noon (ET).
Should you have further questions about the bursary program, please send an email to email@example.com.
The Board of Directors’ Bursary Program Working Group reviewed this question on two separate occasions: first, during the development of the policy and eligibility criteria last fall; and second, in April 2022 following a review by the Chief Operating Officer after the program’s inaugural year. The Board has reaffirmed its original decision that the program eligibility will not be expanded to include AMAPCEO members in good standing.
The bursary is available to a dependent, that is, a child or ward of an AMAPCEO member in good standing, who is under the age of 25 years and enrolled in a public post-secondary institution or is a sponsored apprentice.
No, you are not eligible to apply. To be eligible, you must be a “member in good standing” which does not include an associate member (which is a dues paying member with a home position in another bargaining unit).
Student - Provide any one of the following proofs of current enrolment:
Letter from the Registrar of the post-secondary educational institution confirming enrolment – signed or certified by the office of the Registrar of department head confirming enrolment.
Email from the Registrar of the post-secondary educational institution confirming enrolment. Additional requirements include contact information provided that is related to the confirmation email and the delivering email address must be from the school’s web domain (e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org).
Invoices or receipt of payment from the Registrar’s office.
Printout of online confirmation of registration status – must contain the school’s website address identifying the source of the website.
Timetables of course schedules for upcoming year - includes name of student, program type, term, and school name or logo or website address.
Apprentices should provide a copy of their Training Agreement that is signed by both the employer and the apprentice. If they don’t have a copy, they can obtain a copy of their signed agreement through their local apprenticeship office.
We understand changes may occur. To remain eligible, you may email updated documentation, using the criteria above on acceptable documents for Students or Apprentices, to show the new sponsor or new school to email@example.com. On the subject line of the email, please indicate “Updated Documents and Your Name”. In the email message please include your name and district and explain that you have new document(s) to support the application. We will send you an acknowledgement to confirm receipt of your update or an email if we need any further clarification.
The member will be asked by an AMAPCEO staff member to confirm that the winner is still a full-time student in an eligible institution or a full-time apprentice.
During the application process, the member agreed to AMAPCEO publishing their names and district name and the name of their dependent if they won. They will need to reiterate their agreement to have their names announced.
After the cheque has been issued, each winner will receive a T5 slip early the next year for income tax reporting.