Stepping Out Bursary

Through the Women Creating Change project, the Skills Centre in collaboration with Trail FAIR Society, identified access to education and training as a critical component to improving economic security for women in our community.

Working with various community partners, the Women Creating Change project team established the Stepping Out Bursary to provide women living at or below the living wage an opportunity to improve or increase their education levels and contribute to increased financial independence.


  • Do you live in the Lower Columbia Region? (Including Fruitvale, Montrose, Trail, Warfield, Rossland and Areas A and B of the Regional District Kootenay Boundary)
  • Do you identify as female?
  • Are you earning less than a Living Wage ($21.13/hr x 35 hrs/week =$739.55/week)?
  • Are you able to commit to an education and/or career plan?