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2019 Presentations

CAF-FCA collected the input of women’s organizations, labour groups, employers, educators and jurisdictional apprenticeship authorities from across Canada. The 2019 program showcased promising practices and great initiatives underway across Canada to attract, prepare, up-skill and support women in the skilled trades.

Plenary Sessions:
The Policy Group on Tradeswomen’s Issues
Office to Advance Women Apprentices Provincial Expansion Project

Breakout A: Strategies & Resources that Support Women in the Trades
A2: Algonquin College: We Saved You a Seat
A3: CCWESTT: Code of Practice for Respectful Workplaces

Breakout B: Supportive Learning Environments
B1: OAWA & WRDC: Respect from Classroom to the Workplace
B2: Camosun College: Women in Trades
B3: Thompson Rivers University: Indigenous Women in Trades

Breakout C: Supporting Retention & Addressing Workplace Culture
C1: Carpenter’s Union: Acceptance and Diversity Awareness
C2: BCCA: Builders Code
C3: WBF: Research & Action Towards Supportive Workplaces

Breakout D: Promoting Skilled Trades Careers to Young Women
D1: BCIT: Trades Discover for Women
D2: Okanagan College: Women in Trades Training

Other Resources:

Hiring and Training Women in the Skilled Trades: The Business Case for Employers

Women and Apprenticeship in Canada

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