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Build a Dream supports Black Lives Matter

Over the past two weeks, the Build a Dream team has been doing plenty of listening, learning, and reflecting about the current state of the world.  Build a Dream was built on the foundation of inclusivity. We aim to create a space that promotes anti-racism and anti-sexism. We are committed to fighting racial injustices, especially…

How does going digital change our expo?

If you have been to a Build a Dream career discovery expo in the past, you know that it’s an inspiring and energetic event where young women can meet with female professionals and industry representatives who are interested in creating balance in the workforce. If you have not been to an expo in the past,…

#DreamHomeEdition Panelists Announced!

We’ve gone digital with a career discovery expo that you can attend from home! As with our live events, one of the highlights of the evening is the Dream Maker Panel where we invite women from a variety of backgrounds to share their career insight and experience with you. MODERATOR: Jennifer KhanDirector, Talent ManagementEllisDon Jennifer…

Is a Visual Effects Artist career a good choice for a young woman?

Since the birth of the visual entertainment industry (dating back to theatre) women have had an irreplaceable part to perform. Many iconic films around the world are recognized by the face of an actress or singer’s voice, rather than by the producer, studio, or the script.  This year, we were delighted to see many female…

4 Ways to help employees find their voice… from home

Employers have a new challenge: helping female employees find their voice… from home. When a conversation is held over an online communication tool, often enough one or two people dominate the conversation. In a face-to-face meeting, the less outspoken employees may gesture or make eye contact to make it known that they have some input.…

How to help students who have reduced opportunity for skill development

We want to have a conversation about privilege in each industry and how we address the lack of it in certain communities. It is important to reflect on what social mechanism has directed us on our own path, and how many others miss out. Discussion and awareness allows us to take a step forward, but…

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:…

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