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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…

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…

Female mechanic determined to follow her dream

Christel Nelson shared her journey with us because she wants it to be easier for other women to enter the automotive industry. From the beginning she was discouraged from pursuing her passion. She tells us what she overcame, how she endured and finally, how important confidence is to young women who are preparing to join…

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…

What does an Inclusive Workplace actually mean?

We often hear that in order to expand the talent pool, business must become accommodating of a diverse workforce, but what is required beyond adding a second bathroom? Most of the accommodations are, in fact, social rather than physical. In order to make a person feel welcomed, it is essential that they feel that they have always belonged. Each business and crew are unique,…

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