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  • May 24th, 2017 - Women Building Futures announces Family of Endowed Funds

    by User Not Found | Jun 01, 2017
    <p> Women Building Futures (WBF) is pleased to announce the establishment of the WBF Family of Endowed Funds, the first in the organization&rsquo;s history. The new endowment fund will support WBF in its mission to create positive economic change for women wishing to explore, pursue and/or advance in trade careers.<br /> <br /> <a href="" target="_blank">Click here to read the full Media Release</a><br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>Quick Facts </strong><br /> <br /> &bull; JudyLynn Archer kick-starts WBF Family of Endowed Funds with a personal donation of $100,000. <br /> <br /> &bull; North West Refining and Canadian Natural Resources Limited immediately step up to contribute $100,000 each to the new JudyLynn Archer Endowment Fund. <br /> <br /> &bull; The fund will remain open for future contributions from industry and beyond. <br /> <br /> &bull; The video of the announcement can be seen on YouTube&nbsp;<a href=" " target="_blank">click here to watch</a>.<br /> <br /> &bull; Women Building Futures empowers women to become economically prosperous in careers in trades and occupations where women are under-represented. <br /> <br /> &bull; Women Building Futures operates the WBF Training and Housing Centre, the first of its kind in Canada. <br /> <br /> &bull; Women Building Futures partners with over 300 employers to create diverse, innovative and productive workforces with qualified working women. <br /> <br /> &bull; WBF grads experience an average of 132% increase in their income after completing a WBF program. <br /> <br /> &bull; Women are 50.7% of the workforce, but only 4-6% of the construction workforce in Canada. Of WBF grads&hellip; <br /> <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&bull; 92% find work in their field. <br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &bull; 83% are registered as apprentices in their first year. <br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &bull; 34% are Indigenous women.</p> <a href="" class="btn-primary" target="_blank">Click here to read the full Media Release</a>