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Women in tech and construction: An unlikely combination

October 17, 2017 On-Site

Harbr, a start-up company based in Halifax, represents two predominantly male industries: technology and construction; however, through its hiring process, the company is working to change that by employing a diversified team. Currently, the ratio of men-women staff is nearing

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APECQ nominates first woman chair in 120 year history

April 11, 2017 Association patronale des entreprises en construction du Québec

MONTREAL – The Association patronale des entreprises en construction du Québec announced the nomination of Rose Fierimonte as chair of the board of directors of the APECQ. She is the first woman to be appointed chair of this organization since it was founded 120

Women are rapidly being recruited to fill the skilled trades job gap.
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Construction companies step up efforts to recruit more women

November 24, 2016 Danna O'Brien

Last January, 38-year-old Diane Logan did what she describes as a complete 180. After 10 years as a secretary, she traded in her office wear, layered up in two pairs of long johns, a parka and quilt-lined hardhat and headed out

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Women Building Futures Partnership aims to attract more women to construction

October 27, 2016 On-Site Magazine

In celebration of Women’s History Month and the changing role of women in construction, BuildForce Canada and Women Building Futures announced Oct. 26 that they are teaming up to lead more women into careers in construction. “Encouraging more women to pursue

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First Woman in Quebec awarded most prestigious title in sustainable construction

October 11, 2016 On-Site Magazine

At the recognition gala of the Greenbuild International Conference in Los Angeles, Josée Lupien – LEED AP BD+C & ID+C – was awarded the status of LEED Fellow. This title is the most prestigious distinction in the sustainable building industry.

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A new, local opportunity for aboriginal women in skilled trades

June 28, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Canadore College officially launched its unique Aboriginal Women in the Trades program today. The in-person 12-week certificate program will be delivered at Canadore’s Commerce Court Campus and will explore four key trade areas: building construction, electrical, plumbing and carpentry. “Our

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Canada’s Building Trades Unions and Build Together pleased to support Bill C-243

May 17, 2016 Building & Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO

OTTAWA – Canada’s Building Trades Unions & Build Together, Women of the Building Trades are pleased to support Bill C-243, an Act respecting the development of a national maternity assistance program strategy and amending the Employment Insurance Act (maternity benefits)