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News in 2013

by System | Mar 31, 2013
November 2013 -  Building our own opportunities. Women of Influence Magazine interviews JudyLynn Archer, President & CEO of WBF. See page 23. Click here to read more. 

November 29, 2013 - SAY Magazine features Shannon Kay, Aboriginal woman of influence. Click here to read more Or visit the SAY website at http://www.saymag.com/

November 29, 2013 -  Industry gains access to Alberta’s largest untapped workforce through a new partnership between Women Building Futures and the Alberta Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association. Click here to read more. 

November 28, 2013 - Bridging the Gap! This new video by Electricity Human Resources Canada features our Journeywoman Start Grad, Casie Murdoch. Casie is now a Journeyperson Millwright and does a wonderful job of explaining what her trade is and why more women should look at becoming a millwright. Take a look! 

November 25, 2013 - Imperial Contribution to Women Building Futures Program. For the second year Women Building Futures partners with Imperial Oil for a heavy equipment operator program. Click here to read more. 

November 13, 2013 -  See what yes can do! This new video by Suncor explains perfectly why we do what we do! Features interviews with Suncor’s Executive Vice President Mark Little and WBF’s President JudyLynn Archer, and our Heavy Equipment Operator graduate, Lori Haggerty, who is a great example of what’s possible for any woman who’s serious about pursuing a career in non-traditional trades. Take a look! 

October 2013 - JudyLynn Archer: Canadian Pioneer. Listen to WBF’s President & CEO talk about why there's never been a better time in the history of Canada for women to consider working in the trades. Click here to view. 

October 4, 2013

Women Building Futures and TFL Industrial join forces in innovative new welding program. Click here to read more. 

September 16, 2013

The power of influence. The story of Shannon Kay, aspiring electrician and Women Building Futures graduate. -- Leading the Way: Aboriginal People Today, Alberta Aboriginal Relations. Click here to read more. 

July 4, 2013

Apprenticeships: Women entering construction trades get support from Women Building Futures. – Trades Alberta, Edmonton Journal. Click here to read more. 

June 27, 2013

Women in the trades. Read about Karen Mohr, WBF Grad and now WBF Electrical Instructor. – Trades Alberta, Edmonton Journal. Click here to read more. 

June 21, 2013

Removing Barriers. Breaking New Ground: Careers for Women in Construction – Media Planet for the Calgary Herald.Click here to read more.  

June 21, 2013 Removing Barriers. Breaking the Mold: Rona Ambrose urges Women to Step into Non-traditional Roles – Media Planet for the Calgary Herald.  Click here to read more. 

June 21, 2013

Removing Barriers. Keep Trucking: One Woman who Just Won’t Quit – Media Planet for the Calgary Herald. Click here to read more. 

June 21, 2013

Women Building Futures Opportunities for Aboriginal Women - Aboriginal Alberta, The Edmonton Sun. Click here to read more.  

June 21, 2013

Woman building her future. A story about one of our recent graduates, Lori Cardinal - Aboriginal Alberta, The Edmonton Sun. Click here to read more. 

Summer 2013

Building Futures and Breaking Barriers - page 7, Tracks & Treads Magazine, Finning Canada. Click here to read more. 

June 21, 2013

Women Building Futures Aboriginal Engagement Commitment. – Business Profile, Trades Alberta, Edmonton Journal. Click here to read more.

Summer 2013

Bringing more women into the construction trades. Piling Canada Magazine, see page 50. Click here to read more. May 30, 2013

WBF is the go-to place for women serious about entering the trades and for employers needing skilled workers. – Business Profile, Edmonton Journal. Click here to read more. 

May 16, 2013

Women Building Futures Nominated for YWCA of Edmonton Women of Distinction Award. Click here to read more. 

May 1, 2013

Women Building Futures Train to Make a Better Future in the Trades – Edmonton Commerce News. Click here to read more. Click here to read more. 

Spring 2013

Trade in for a New Career: Women get a better chance at success in the construction industry with specialized training – Open Mind Magazine, Volume 21, Issue 1, page 17. Click here to read more.

April 25, 2013

Best of Trades Alberta Magazine. See Women in the Trades, page 24 to 26 – Edmonton Journal. Click here to read more. 

April 22, 2013

Public Affairs Minister Rona Ambrose visits Women Building Futures – Edmonton Sun. Click here to read more. 

March 22, 2013

While visiting Women Building Futures, Minister for Status of Women Canada, Rona Ambrose highlighted the Government of Canada's commitment to increasing the role women play in non-traditional occupations. Click here to read more.

February 21, 2013

Women Building Futures leads the way with innovative industry partnerships. Click here to read more. 

February 21, 2013

Trades Alberta: From light lunches to heavy equipment. – Edmonton Journal. Click here to read more.