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Male construction professional shares what he’s learned about gender diversity

  On April 2, 2019, EllisDon Project Manager Ashley Maxwell, MEng was a featured speaker at Build a Dream Kitchener-Waterloo. We strongly believe that closing the gender gap in all industries requires men and women at the table and we asked Ashley if we could share his insight on our blog. His speech from the evening…

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Build a Dream Kitchener-Waterloo SOLD OUT in first year

  On April 2, 2019, Build a Dream transformed Bingemans Conference Centre into a career pathway exhibition. Kitchener-Waterloo is the third region in the province to invite the organization to the area as school boards learn of the success other cities have had connecting young women and their parents to careers that they may not…

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A vendor’s experience as a national sponsor of Build a Dream

When the opportunity presented itself to become a national sponsor of Build a Dream, we were immediately intrigued.  We wanted to know more about the Build a Dream initiative, about the team behind the scenes, about the long-term commitment, and growth plans of the program.  We were pleasantly surprised to learn that each volunteer member…

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Upcoming movie screening will leave you inspired and empowered!

  Channel your inner diva for a screening of RBG, the documentary that provides an illuminating look at the life of trailblazer Ruth Bader Ginsburg — including her career-defining work in gender-discrimination law. “This riveting, surprisingly touching documentary reveals how the quiet, intense Ginsburg became one the most iconic Supreme Court justices in American history.”…

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More exposure for Build a Dream

Our work with helping young women pursue exciting and rewarding career paths was highlighted in two publications recently. Our article in Toronto’s StarMetro highlighted the important role that parents play in helping with future career goals. Here’s an excerpt from the article that offers some suggestions of how young women can follow a career path in skilled…

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Problem-solving and STEM support outside of school

According to the Smithsonian Science Education Center, an estimated 2.4 million STEM jobs are unfilled in 2018. With high earning potential and a solid demand, careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) are an important avenue to explore. Here are five ways you can help encourage your child to participate in activities that support…

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