Bursaries

Professional development support for OBOA members

Bursaries

Professional development support for OBOA members

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The OBOA is a professional educational establishment.

Both the Federal and the Provincial Governments recognize the OBOA for the delivery of courses leading to the certification of its members.

We provide a framework, resources and training to facilitate their successful integration into their new role

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We support our members through bursary and award funding of degree and non-degree programs delivered through educational institution partners.

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Educational Institutions

Educational Institutions

We provide bursary funding for awarding to an individual or individuals that meet the outlined criteria, to select education institutions.

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The OBOA is committed to maintaining and building strong relationships with educational institutions to benefit the ongoing professional development of our members.

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OBOA funding of educational programs
Bursaries

OBOA Bursaries

The Peter Finn Bursary Fund was established to provide recognition to students in College or University programs in Building Construction related programs. The fund has offered a cumulative amount of up to $2000 per year upon application to the OBOA by educational institutions. The monies will be distributed by the respective educational institution to the individual or individuals of their choice. Ryerson University and Conestoga College have participated in this program.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible candidates must:

  • be full time students in a two or three-year technology, engineering or Code Administration program
  • successfully complete the final year of the program
  • graduate in the top 3 in their class
  • demonstrate a high degree of proficiency in building code knowledge

The successful candidate/s will be selected by the educational institution.

The Michael Ludolf Award, is a part of the Peter Finn Award Fund, the ‘Bachelor of Applied Technology Degree – Construction and Environment – Regulations & Compliance’ degree program and was developed with the participation of the OBOA. Eligible students will be offered an award in the amount of $ 750 upon approval of a written request submitted by the educational institution.

For Educational Institutions – How it works

This award may be bestowed to a student of the above program upon a written request submitted to the OBOA’s Immediate Past President prior to November 1 of any year for inclusion on the Board Agenda at the November/December Board of Directors’ Meeting.

Individual awards will be a minimum of $300 to a maximum of $500 per candidate in ‘non-degree programs and up to a maximum of $750 for a ‘degree’ program. Any one educational institution may be awarded up to a maximum of $1,000/year.

For Educational Institutions

How to apply for individual awards:

  • Apply to the OBOA general office prior to November 1 of any year for inclusion on the Board Agenda at the November/December Board of Directors’ Meeting.
  • Include on your application:
  • The general program content
  • Specifically provide detail as to Building Code content related to Code Administration and Enforcement based on the syllabi for the respective examinations, as found on MMAH’s website

 

How Application Approvals Work:

Individual awards
Individual awards may be given to a student of that program upon a written request submitted by the educational institution to the Immediate Past President prior to November 1 of any year for inclusion on the Board Agenda at the November/December Board of Directors’ Meeting.

Educational Institutions
Applications by educational institutions for award funding for a program will be reviewed by the Immediate Past President based on a first come basis, all applications may not be approved for funding. The Immediate Past President’s recommendations will be subject to Board approval. Educational Institutions will be informed in writing of the Board of Directors decision prior to the end of the calendar year.

Priority
Priority will be given to programs that meet all other criteria identified herein and were developed in conjunction with the Association.

Eligibility
Eligibility requirements will be reviewed on an annual or bi-annual basis as needed and adjusted as the Board of Directors deems appropriate.

OBOA funding of educational programs

Our commitment to our members’ future

The OBOA is a self-governing, not-for-profit professional association committed to maintaining the highest degree of professionalism in the field of building inspection, code administration and building safety. Through our committee work, training and education services, the OBOA continues to promote both uniform enforcement and code interpretation across the Ontario.

The OBOA is committed to maintaining and building strong relationships with educational institutions to benefit the ongoing professional development of our members. Criteria for any funding by the OBOA to educational programs should align with the above statements and acknowledge outstanding participants in training programs that prepare individuals for a future in the field of Code Administration and Enforcement.

How bursary Application Approvals Work: