Community Foundation of Orillia & Area Accepting Apprenticeship Bursary Fund Applications


Are you in school for electrical, plumbing, or HVAC apprenticeship training? The Community Foundation of Orillia and Area (CFOA) is pleased to announce that they have $2000 to grant to an apprentice. The Apprenticeship Bursary Fund was established to assist apprenticing students with their day-to-day costs so that they can focus on learning. The fund is available to a student who has completed at least the first year of their HVAC, electrical, or plumbing apprenticeship training program within Orillia, the surrounding townships, or Muskoka.

Students will be asked to submit an Apprenticeship Bursary Application Form, with a resume and two letters of reference. The CFOA is accepting applications until Friday, November 10th at 3:00 pm.

The Apprenticeship Bursary Fund was set up by family and friends in memory of the late Robert Fletcher. Bob worked as an electrician for over fifty years in the Orillia and Muskoka area.  He was an excellent yet tough teacher to those whom he mentored and many of his apprentices have described him as a positive influence, instilling in them a remarkable work ethic and a strong commitment to the job.

Please view the Guidelines and Application and email your application, resume and two letters of reference to