Partnership aims to identify and remove systemic barriers for diverse women through access to education
George Brown College and the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) have signed an agreement to create more opportunities for diverse women to enter, advance and thrive in the beverage alcohol industry.
Through the LCBO’s Spirit of Inclusion Initiative, George Brown has received more than $18,000 in support of scholarships, bursaries, and awards for diverse women in the beverage alcohol industry. In addition to financial assistance, program participants will also benefit from mentorship opportunities with industry members.
George Brown will distribute the funds to students who meet the eligibility criteria within the following college programs:
- CAPS Certified Sommelier Program
- Wine Specialist Program
- Beer Specialist Program
- Advanced Wine & Beverage Business Management Program
- WSET Level 3 Program
To be eligible for funds, students must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person, and self-identify as a woman from a diverse background including, but not limited to, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour, women with disabilities, first generation Canadians, 2SLGBTQ+, and non-binary gender.
To learn more about the Spirit of Inclusion Initiative, and the bursaries, scholarships, and mentorship opportunities on offer, visit www.LCBO.com/SpiritofInclusionInitiative.
To learn more about the eligible beverage programs visit George Brown College’s Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts.
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