The David Ellis Scholarship - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 15!

Hello Steelworker Sister & Brothers,

The David Ellis Scholarship is part of the New Worker Awareness program. It is a health and safety scholarship award available to sons, daughters and grandchildren of any Steelworker member. District 3 Director Steve Hunt, District 6 Director Marty Warren and District 5 Director Alain Croteau are offering five $500 scholarships for each District for 2018.

The scholarships will be awarded to high school students who write winning essays or produce videos on health and safety as selected by a panel of judges.

Details on how to apply to the scholarship are on the back panel of the brochure available for download here.

Submissions must be post-marked or emailed no later than July 15, 2018.

Please print and distribute this brochure to your members.

Download the 2018 David Ellis Scholarship brochure.


Why We Remember David?

Every year in Canada, 30 young workers are killed on the job. David Ellis was killed on his second day at work.

He was 18.

Every year in Canada, 30 young workers are killed on the job. More than 40,000 are injured, many of them seriously. David Ellis didn't get the chance to fulfill his dreams. But in his memory - and in honour of all the other young workers killed or injured on the job - the United Steelworkers is making sure young workers know the risks and know their rights on the job. 

That's why in the week of April 28, the International Day of Mourning for workers killed and injured on the job, Steelworkers go into high schools across Canada and talk to students about staying healthy and safe in the workplace. 

And that's why we've established the David Ellis Scholarship for the sons, daughters and grandchildren of Steelworkers. 

In David's honour, we will fight to make sure that young workers all come home from work healthy and safe.

For more information and details on how to apply - Download PDF


2017 recipients of the David Ellis Scholarship

District 3

District 5

District 6

Jack Mandryk
Lockport, MB
Member: Pete Mandryk
USW Local 5442

Audrey Bérubé
St-Mathieu de Beloeil, QC
Member: Yvan Bérubé
USW Local 6887

Gabrielle Brunette
Alfred, ON
Member: Lina Dobson
USW Local 9211

Jennifer Hennie
Regina, SK
Member: Darwin Hennie
USW Local 5890

Alexane Laberge
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC
Member: Isabelle  Bournival
USW Local 3953
Melissa Dolton
Stratford, ON
Member: Donald Dolton
USW Local 7257

Jessica Renkas
Lumsden, SK
Member: Terrance Renkas
USW Local 5890

Alexandrine L’Heureux
N-D-du-Mont-Carmel, QC
Member: Guy L’Heureux
USW Local 9700
Emily Mansley
Brantford, ON
Member: Cavin Mansley
USW Local 3505
    Raquel Vachon
Innisfil, ON
Member: Alan Vachon
USW Local 9403