Supporting The Next Generation Through Education

Supporting The Next Generation Through Education

Celebrating BOLT Scholarship Recipients

Recently, Tridel was proud to host a celebration in honour of nine BOLT Scholarship recipients.

The evening was a great success, with guests gathering in The Lobby, a Tridel Meeting place, located at our Head Office location. Youth were able to meet and talk with Tridel industry professionals and gain insight into some of the opportunities their education will offer.  BOLT’s mission is to inspire a new generation of tradespeople by providing access to education, training and employment in construction, and this evening was a great representation of how the hard work and dedication of these youth can help them achieve their goals.

The BOLT Charitable Foundation was established by Tridel in 2009.  Since that time, the program has flourished with the help of our government and trade partners and the commitment of Tridel employees who volunteer many hours of their time at fundraising and educational events.  So it was a very rewarding evening to meet some of the youth whose own hard work and commitment to their futures will help lead the next generation in our chosen profession.


7 youth received the Investing in our Diversity Scholarship.

In all, BOLT donated $25,000 to support youth pursuing careers in the following construction related programs:

  • Plumbing, Durham College
  • Civil Engineering, Ryerson University
  • 2 Recipients – Civil Engineering, York University
  • Urban & Regional Planning
  • Engineering, York University
  • Mechanical Engineering, Ryerson University


Additionally, the evening also celebrated two recipients from the Alexandra Park community, who were each awarded the Mark Goldblatt Leadership Scholarship from the Corporate Housing Federation of Toronto.

It was a great night evening to recognize the hard work and drive these youth have demonstrated and we wish them all every success in their futures!



About the BOLT Charitable Foundation

The BOLT Charitable Foundation started as a simple concept; to provide awareness and learning opportunities for youth associated with The Children’s Aid Society of Toronto to the field of construction. By establishing additional community, government and industry partnerships, the BOLT Program has since expanded to reach an even broader range of youth.  Through various fundraising events supported by our industry and trade partners, and through Tridel’s internal fundraising initiatives, BOLT has provided over 342 scholarships for postsecondary education and training for those deserving youth interested in pursuing a career in construction.   BOLT goes ‘beyond the classroom,’ to help connect under-resourced youth to meaningful and rewarding employment in the industry.