Skilled Trades -Eric John Memorial Bursary

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In memory of Brother Eric John (1923-2009) who passed away on December 5, 2009. Eric dedicated his working life to making the world a better place in any way he could. He held many elected positions in the UAW and CAW, from 1954. The most recent position he held was as Vice-chair of the CAW National Retired Workers Advisory Executive. He was active in Co-op housing developments and constant government lobbying for pensions. Eric was employed by the Ford Motor Company for 32 years of dedicated service starting as a Tool and Die Maker.

The Unifor Skilled Trades Council is offering the Eric John Memorial Bursary in the amount of $1,000. This bursary is awarded to sons and daughters of Unifor Skilled Trades Members in good standing, entering their first year of post-secondary education (university, community college, technological institute, teacher’s college, nursing school, etc.).

Submissions should include:

  • An official application form (attached)
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher, principal, or community activist
  • Transcript/record of marks  

Documents indicating acceptance at one of the institutions described above and proof of registration must be submitted before the bursary can be awarded. Submit your completed application before May 31, 2024 to:

Unifor Skilled Trades Council
c/o Sandra Ireoha and Selection Committee 115 Gordon Baker, Toronto, ON M2H 0A8
or E-mail to

Those with disabilities, women, persons of colour and Aboriginal Canadians are especially encouraged to apply. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

In solidarity,

Dave Cassidy

Chairperson, Unifor Skilled Trades Council