BIPOC Training Bursary

Now Accepting Applications for 2022-23

The BIPOC Training Bursary fund was established in 2022, as a part of the Racial Justice Action Plan drafted by CWCF’s Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Committee. This Action Plan has the long-term objective of a worker co-operative movement in Canada which is racially diverse, inclusive, and just.

This fund prioritizes individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous or other People of Colour (BIPOC) who require financial assistance to pursue training in either co-op management or development.

Bursaries are to be used to offset program fees for the CWCF Worker Co-op Academy, the CoopZone Co-op Developer training programs, or other professional development and training opportunities in the Canadian co-op sector (upon approval).


2022 Applications Open: 

2022 Application Deadline: 

Year One Projects to be completed by: 

September 23, 2022

October 21, 2022

August 31, 2023


Grant Amounts

Up to $1,000 per individual or group applicant

Application Requirements

This fund is allocated to individuals who are Black, Indigenous or other People of Colour (BIPOC), or groups which are majority BIPOC.

Applicants must be able to explain financial need, as well as how training would be applied to developing a worker co-op(s), or to worker co-op development more generally in Canada.

Successful applicants must commit to completing a short funding impact assessment survey upon completion of their training program of choice.