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The Ecosystem of the Healthcare Industry

The COVID-19 breakout has caused anxiety and fear, but also has highlighted essential services that each community requires to carry on. Healthcare branches off in different directions, with some areas being well-represented by women (like nursing), but the media attention is also highlighting every integral part of an ecosystem that cares for us in a time…

The woman’s challenge of working from home

Another week of working from home begins.  For many, this has been the first time of working remotely since school and everyone is adjusting at their own pace. Among many of the challenges that we face both as a collective and as individuals, women with families have a particular complication that echoes throughout the various communities and socio-economic…

Limited by uncertainty? 5 tips for carrying on

During these times of financial uncertainty – and based on the announcement that non-essential operations should close — what can small businesses can do to carry on? 1- 𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝘁𝗼𝗼𝗹𝘀: Have visitors shop online or view photos of products online and call you to order. If you can deliver (or partner with another company…

Will your employees work from home? 3 quick tips to get started.

As Canadian real estate prices rise, young people move further away from urban cores, taking their talent with them. After exploring the potential of working from home, they have learned how to use the technology to continue using their highly desired skills while achieving a better work-life balance. These young people give many businesses an ultimatum:…

Best ways to celebrate #IWD2020?

March 8th is International Women’s Day, a time to celebrate women and women’s rights and empowerment movements around the world. Here are 5 Ontario events to empower women, develop skills, build a network and most importantly, celebrate the success of our role models. This day of the year is the ideal opportunity to spread awareness…

Build a Dream receives federal investment to attract young women to skilled trades

The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Labour, was in Windsor on February 13, 2020, to make an announcement on behalf of the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion. From the robotics training lab at Valiant TMS, Minister Tassi announced that Build a Dream will receive $728,000 through the Skilled Trades…

Beginning a welding career in Canada

Build a Dream encourages and inspires young women to consider career paths where women are underrepresented. Welding is most definitely among them! When parents are discussing the future with their daughters, or teachers are giving advice for careers for young women, welding is often an overlooked option. There are many reasons that a skilled trades…

Where do educators fit into the career success formula?

As they’re planning for their future, we often advise young women to follow their passion. But what if they haven’t discovered it yet? At an already-confusing time of their lives, we’ve now added even more pressure of making some daunting decisions for their future. Starting the career planning process doesn’t have to be a chore,…

A paramedic, a carpenter, and an entrepreneur walk into an expo…

Build a Dream London (November 26, 2019) promises to inspire the crowd with trailblazers from a variety of backgrounds. Regardless of the career path that young women will follow, the panel always offer advice that often can be applied to any field. MODERATOR: Jennifer Khan, Director, Talent Management, EllisDonJennifer is a passionate supporter of Build…

#DreamBruceGrey to highlight careers in nuclear power, trades, & more

Featuring inspiring and successful women that are trailblazing change in their fields, the Dream Maker panel at Build a Dream Bruce-Grey will be an energizing and exciting discussion that will encourage you to dream big! MODERATOR: Cheryl Cottrill, Women in NuclearAs Executive Director of Women in Nuclear Canada, Cheryl was responsible for promoting women’s contributions…

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