EFC Scholarship Program Awards Over $140,000 During COVID-19 Pandemic

October 2, 2020, Toronto – Since 1995, Electro-Federation Canada (EFC), along with members of the Canadian Electrical Industry, have ‘joined hands’ to support university and college students through the EFC Scholarship Program. Now more than ever, this support is of great importance to students who are navigating their studies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The EFC Scholarship Program promotes the Canadian electrical industry as a career destination with many opportunities. This year, over $140,000 in scholarships, supported by EFC member organizations, have been awarded to students across the country.

Click here for the 2020 student recipients.

VIDEOS: Students say ‘thank you’ to EFC Scholarship Award donors

Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) is a not-for-profit industry association that represents Canada’s most innovative electrical manufacturers, distributors and sales agencies. These companies provide leading-edge products and services that help power a changing world—everything from the electrical grid, automation and robotics, to intelligent buildings, smart homes and the electrification of transportation, heating, tools, appliances and more. Explore how we are powering a changing world: view video

Our industry’s electrical products are essential in homes, office buildings, factories and other infrastructure. Our energy-efficient and sustainable solutions, such as LED lighting, sensors, controls, transformers and electric heaters, allow Canadians to be more environmentally-conscious and reduce their energy footprint at home, work and play.

EFC Scholarship Donor Members Congratulate Winners: 

The EFC Scholarship Program showcases an industry that understands its responsibility to attract young talent. “The program also offers the opportunity for students to engage with EFC member companies offering employment and career opportunities. The electrical and electronics industries have great jobs, competitive salaries and benefits plus aggressive careers paths in a sector with cutting-edge innovation. Students are shown the electrical industry as a viable career choice in Engineering, Sales, Marketing, Finance, Management, Operations, Information Technology and Human Resources,” said John Jefkins, VP Member Engagement & Corporate Partnerships, Electro-Federation Canada.

“The participating companies leading manufacturers, distributors, agency-representatives, and associations within the industry, offering a vast array of dynamic career opportunities at all levels of their organizations. Our EFC members are engaging with the scholarship recipients by meeting with them and educating them on both their company and the electrical industry. In some cases, scholarship recipients are offered employment. New this year we have expanded the program and added opportunity to engage at the grassroots classroom level with a new partner, Riipen, that provides access to 3 in-class projects and branding on their school website,” said Frank Cistrone, Chair, EFC Scholarship Committee, Shawcor Group, President, Connection Systems – ShawFlex and DSG-Canusa

The EFC Scholarship Program will accept applications in February 2021.


About Electro-Federation Canada
Electro-Federation of Canada (EFC) is a national, not -for-profit industry association that represents over 220 member companies that manufacture, distribute, market and sell a wide range of electrical products. EFC members contribute over $10B to the Canadian economy and employ over 40,000 workers in over 1,300 factories, locations or establishments across the country. Learn more at https://www.electrofed.com\/.

Media Contact:
John Jefkins,
Vice President, Member Engagement & Corporate  Partnerships, EFC
Phone: 647-459-2376 | Email: jjefkins@electrofed.com