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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.<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Click here</a> to read the full article.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <img src="/images/default-source/news-images/you_got_this_1.jpg?sfvrsn=5a681bae_0&amp;MaxWidth=600&amp;MaxHeight=&amp;ScaleUp=false&amp;Quality=High&amp;Method=ResizeFitToAreaArguments&amp;Signature=512DDCD952822ED399E9CA64E8397B394892D652" data-method="ResizeFitToAreaArguments" data-customsizemethodproperties="{'MaxWidth':'600','MaxHeight':'','ScaleUp':false,'Quality':'High'}" data-displaymode="Custom" alt="You_Got_This_1" title="You_Got_This_1" />
  • 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&rsquo;s Public Works Department. She then took a permanent position as a Facility Operator.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Click here</a> to read all about Reanne's success story.&nbsp;
  • 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.<br /> <br /> <a href="">Click here</a> to read how WBF believes women are Canada's largest untapped labour resource.