CCOHS launches new scholarship for women

The Chad Bradley Scholarship Award aims to encourage women to pursue careers in the OH&S sector

CCOHS launches new scholarship for women
“Although we are seeing more women in health and safety, it remains a field widely dominated by men.”

This week, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety (CCOHS) announced that it will be launching a new scholarship for women. The award is aimed at women enrolling in post-secondary education, and wanting to pursue a career in the field of occupational health and safety.

Candidates are invited to apply for the Chad Bradley Scholarship Award, established by the CCOHS’ Council of Governors. The award honours former governor Catherine “Chad” Bradley.

Ms. Bradley, a pioneer in women’s leadership in the industry, passed away in August 2018. She spent 30 years in the field of health and safety, including a 19-year tenure at Bell Canada. Bilingual, she served as Présidente de l’Association québécoise pour l’hygiène, la santé et la sécurité du travail, as well as the Management of Confined Spaces, Federally Regulated Employers – Transportation and Communications (FETCO) and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) committees.

Anne Tennier, president and CEO of CCOHS said: “Although we are seeing more women in health and safety, it remains a field widely dominated by men. We are hoping that opportunities such as this will encourage women to pursue their passion and increase the female presence and leadership in the health and safety profession.”

Women enrolled in either a full or part-time program leading to an OH&S designation from an accredited college or university in Canada can apply for the $3,000 scholarship.

Candidates should apply online and are required to submit a 500-800 word essay on why they are pursuing their education in the OH&S field, as well as their motivation and inspiration, and what they expect to contribute to the sector. Applications will be evaluated by a panel of judges. The entry deadline for the scholarship is August 31, 2020, at 11:59pm EST. Winners will be announced in the Fall of 2020. Full details are available here: