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Minister of Labour & Cisco Canada’s CEO to open career expo for young women.


The Afternoon News – Build a Dream Digital Expo

Build a Dream has to cancel 6 upcoming events across the country, but it is holding a digital expo this Wednesday where close to 3,000 people are registered.

Working, Moms

Nour Hachem-Fawaz and Justine Janssen have it all: Confidence, compassion, community, and high expectations for themselves and other women in business.

University of windsor

New network to support women in STEM and entrepreneurship

The Entrepreneurship Practice and Innovation Centre (EPICentre) is excited to be part of a new venture created to support women in entrepreneurship and science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines.

Rebecca Chenier

‘You wouldn’t be interested in that’: Fighting stereotypes about women in the trades

Job openings. Decent wages. Experts say the skilled trades have a lot to offer women — and vice versa. So how do we encourage more women to get into them?
Build a Dream event

Build a Dream receives $728K from feds to expand program for female students

A Windsor, Ontario organization that promotes careers in the skilled trades and STEM to female high school students is receiving a $728,000 investment from the federal government to expand its program.

Filomena Tassi makes a funding announcement at Valiant Machine Tool and Mold

Windsor’s ‘Build a Dream’ gets $728K from feds

Windsor’s ‘Build a Dream’ is getting $728,000 dollars from the federal government. The announcement was made Thursday at Valiant Machine Tool and Mold.

Ministry of Employment , Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion

Build A Dream expands throughout Canada

Build A Dream received a $728,000 grant from the Ministry of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion to bring its workshop based model to 5000 high school girls across the county.

Government of Canada helps young women prepare for high-demand and well‑paying jobs

Minister of Labour meets with stakeholders in Windsor to discuss new and upcoming labour initiatives

Today, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Labour, was in Windsor, Ontario, where she met with stakeholders to discuss a number of new labour policy initiatives the Government of Canada is piloting. The Minister talked about mental health in workplaces, employees’ “right to disconnect” and how better to protect digital platform workers.

Federal Minister of Labour Filomena Tassi

Build A Dream program receives $728,000 in federal funding

Federal Minister of Labour Filomena Tassi announced $728,000 in funding Thursday to support Build A Dream’s Career Exploration Expansion Program that aims to attract female, high-school students to the skilled trades.

Minster of Labour Filomena Tassi


A made-in-Windsor effort to attract female high school students into the skilled trades has received a major boost from the federal government. Build a Dream has received $728,000 from the federal government.

Federal Labour Minister Filomena Tassi

Feds announce $728K local investment to attract female high school students to skilled trades

‘There is a need to encourage young women to explore career options they may not have previously considered’

Elizabeth Moses, a general machinist at Windsor Mold

Builders and dreamers part 2: diversity and inclusion key to solving shop-floor worker shortage

How Build a Dream and the Workforce Innovators Network are helping SMEs to update their D&I policies and attract more women to the trades

ow young women are bridging the STEM skills gap

Builders and dreamers: Part 1 – How young women are bridging the STEM skills gap

Build a Dream guides girls to careers in manufacturing, automation and STEM, while advocating for workplace diversity.

Women in Trades

Women in Trades

While Canada’s skilled trades industry is growing and more women than ever are entering the workforce, the field is still dominated by men.

Build a Dream panelists

DreamMakers in Port Elgin

A crowd of young women and their parents/guardians enjoyed the Build a Dream’s Career Discovery Expo at Unifor Conference Centre Nov. 19 featuring 35 vendors and 500 attendees.

Chief Pamela Mizuno with, Maggie, Omolade, Cassie & Kerri at Build a Dream Windsor - Photo by Mychailo

Build a Dream Windsor

Build a Dream Windsor held their 6th Annual Build a Dream Career Expo at the Ciociaro Club for young women in grades 9-12 that wanted to learn more about exciting careers available to them.

The "Dream Maker" panel


More than 1,000 students and parents packed the Ciociaro Club in the hopes of connecting young women with their future career Thursday night.

Windsor Police Chief Pam Mizuno

Sixth annual Build a Dream event helps young women make career choice

The sixth annual Build a Dream event, a career discovery expo for young women in Grade 9 to 12, drew hundreds to the Ciociaro Club Thursday.

EllisDon and Build a Dream


‘Build a Dream’ is taking its programming to the national level.

Elisa Quaggiotto co-op student at Build a Dream.

Build a Dream

Windsor women are receiving help from a non-profit organization in order to close the gender gap between industries.

Woman in trades

EllisDon teams up with Build a Dream to boost construction industry diversification

Women make up just 3.8 per cent of on-site workers. EllisDon and Build a Dream are working together to change that.

EllisDon and Build a Dream

EllisDon and Build a Dream announce industry diversification collaboration

World-leading construction, building services and technology company, EllisDon, and Build a Dream, a non-profit dedicated to building a more-balanced workforce, today announced a partnership that will benefit the future labour pool.

Female STEM

If you’re a Guelph lady interested in STEM, there’s an event for you

The We Build a Dream expo will look at introducing female-identifying students to STEM. – Stock Image, Metrocreative

Political science professor and analyst Lydia Miljan

No women representing Windsor-Essex after 2019 election

Political science professor and analyst Lydia Miljan says the lack of women isn’t because the candidates were women. (Tahmina Aziz/CBC)



Today, October 11th,  is the International Day of the Girl and Build a Dream has recognized two young women who are following their dreams.

An astronaut, a police officer and two dreamers

An astronaut, a police officer and two dreamers

The two girls each received a Dreamer Award and $500 to use toward their careers Friday at Build a Dream’s second annual Dreamer Day, held on International Day of the Girl.

Pam Mizuno

Challenges, opportunities ahead for Windsor’s first female police chief

Windsor mayor Drew Dilkens officially named Pam Mizuno as Windsor’s chief of police Friday. (Windsor Police Service)

Build a Dream President Nour Hachem-Fawaz


The local Build a Dream campaign, that encourages young women to think of non-female traditional careers, is expanding.

Female worker in trades

New tool launched to push for more balanced workplaces

‘It’s really opening doors for women’ says carpenter’s union president

Nour Hachem-Fawaz

Build a Dream launches network to create inclusive workplace

Build a Dream President Nour Hachem-Fawaz lauches the WIN program on Oct. 2, 2019

Nour Hachem-Fawaz


A new movement in Windsor is trying to help employers create a “more inclusive” workforce.

Build a Dream safety helmet

Build a Dream  launches initiative to help companies hire and retain more women

An organization dedicated to getting women into male-dominated industries launched new resources to help employers diversify on Wednesday.

Build a Dream logo

Build a Dream hosting 2nd annual Dreamer Day breakfast October 11 

On October 11, Build a Dream will host the second annual Dreamer Day breakfast from 8am to 10 am at the St. Clair Centre for the Arts. 

3D printed camera

3D printing workshop steers girls toward STEM fields 

Ten young women are hoping a 3D printing workshop will help them move toward career paths in the science, technology, engineering and math industries. 

Brennan High School student Anna Turner

Girls learn 3D printing through Build A Dream camp

Building a dream, Brennan High School student Anna Turner, 16, is shown July 25, 2019, participating in a 3D printing workshop at teh University of Windsor’s Alan Wildeman Centre for the Creative Arts

Elizabeth Moses

Women are making inroads in the trades but still have a ways to go

Less than 4% of people employed in the trades are women.

International women's day video

Emotional video for International Women’s Day focuses on supporting  dreams

Build a Dream celebrates each year by releasing a video based on the annual IWD theme; for 2019 the call to action is to build a more gender-balanced world, or #BalanceForBetter.

Serenity Harris Talbot

Build A Dream introduces young women to skilled trades in a career discovery camp

16 young girls between four and 12 years old featured in the #IDreamToBe photo campaign

Young girl in hardhat holding sign My dream is to be an electrician

‘I Dream to Be’: photo campaign aims to encourage girls into male-dominated careers.

Nour Hachem organizes campaign to mark the International Day of the Girl

Aletha Nsiah-Nelson

Building career dreams on International Day of the Girl

Young women share their experience from participating in Build A Dream Trades camp.

Liz Moses - Photo by Mychailo

International Day of the Girl with Build a Dream

Windsor Hackforge on Ouellette Avenue welcomed supporters to help celebrate International Day of the Girl with Build a Dream.

Aletha Nelson

#IDreamToBe campaign to guide young women in career choice

Build A Dream launched a campaign to inspire young women to consider male dominated career paths.

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