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“We learned so much about career opportunities that we didn’t know existed.” – Parent Feedback

Waterloo Regional Police answer questions from young women at Build a Dream Kitchener-Waterloo.Since 2014, Build a Dream has engaged 10,000 parents and their daughters through specialized programming that highlights careers where women are under-represented.  We also use our expertise in workforce inclusivity to educate and provide resources for employers who want to experience the many benefits that diversity brings.

BUILD YOUR DREAM WORKFORCE

Since our partners are vital to what we do, we ensure that programming is beneficial not just to students, but to businesses as well. Becoming a partner with Build a Dream — and participating in events like our popular career discovery expos — will increase your reach and introduce your organization to new stakeholders, audiences, and future employees.

  • Meet with attendees in your region (or new regions) to discuss career opportunities available in your field
  • Recruit for co-op, internships, and funnel students into your talent pool
  • Hear from panelists who offer career path and job advice with tips that can improve your work environment
  • Network with like-minded companies interested in building a diverse workforce

HELP ADVANCE OUR MOVEMENT

There are so many ways that you can help!

  • Watch our Kitchener-Waterloo recap video to see what happens at an expo
  • Share our videos, events and movement on social media and especially with your network
  • Encourage female employees to be Dream Makers (female role models)
  • Help recruit panelists for our events
  • Be an Exhibitor – speak to parents and their daughters about opportunities that are available to them (see Exhibitor Rates attached)
  • Sponsor an Event – choose to exhibit at an event with additional exposure
  • Sponsor a Movement – help propel our movement across the country

Build a Dream is solely funded through corporate sponsorships and private donations, and we very much appreciate your support. Help us empower and support young women to make informed choices.

“We found this event to be a successful at piquing female students’ interests in carpentry, which is why we decided to become a sponsor.”

Shawn Ramey, President/Representative, CDCO Local 494

Why Sponsor?

Build a Dream Brochure

Sponsors

  • EllisDon
  • Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG)
  • Next Dimension
  • Elite Creative
  • Tregaskiss
  • Tigercat
  • Apprenticeship Network
  • Liuna Local 1059
  • Cavalier Tool and Manufacturing LTD
  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters 494
  • Enwin Utilities
  • EPICentre
  • Generator Design
  • WFS
  • Enbridge
  • Windsor Essex Economic Development
  • Reliance
  • Unifor