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Women Building Futures

A Trusted Voice for Women

Women Building Futures is valued for its expertise and thought leadership and is a trusted voice in the media about women in the construction and maintenance industry. Take a moment to read our most recent media articles and partnership announcements here.

  • You got this! - Western Economic Diversification Canada

    by Western Economic Diversification Canada | Sep 10, 2018
    The pursuit of inclusive participation in the economy requires a change in perspectives and a change in traditional ways of thinking. This belief prompted a small group of women to set up Women Building Futures (WBF) in 1998.

    WBF's goal is to prepare women for careers in industries in which, historically, they have been under-represented. Through skilled trades training and mentorship, WBF works with industry to create programs and career opportunities to help women achieve financial security that can transform their futures.

    Click here to read the full article. 

  • Training Local Women for Local Work - RoadRunner Magazine

    by Angela Smith | Sep 10, 2018
    Reanne Adobas, a lifelong resident of the Town of Stony Plain, Alberta, knew she wanted a career that would allow her to work in her community. When she heard about the Women Building Futures Operator Readiness Program, with Stony Plain as a sponsor, she decided to apply and was accepted into the program. After four weeks of hard work, she graduated and was hired into a temporary position with the town’s Public Works Department. She then took a permanent position as a Facility Operator.

    Click here to read all about Reanne's success story. 
  • Building Solutions, Creating Economic Freedom-BuildForce Magazine

    by Angela Smith | Sep 04, 2018
    With a forecasted loss of close to 250,000 skilled workers over the next decade, employers in industry are looking for impactful, meaningful ways to attract and retain new talent.

    Click here to read how WBF believes women are Canada's largest untapped labour resource.