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Thank you for another amazing year!
Build a Dream is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of diversity and inclusion initiatives. Our mission is to ensure that equitable opportunities exist so EVERYONE can achieve their full career potential.
Since our inception in 2014, we have delivered programming for young women that inspire, build confidence, fill skills gaps, and offer new perspectives on how to diversify the workforce. Working with business and industry, community leaders and our educational partners, we work to promote career opportunities in sectors that are traditionally under-represented by women: skilled trades, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), emergency response, entrepreneurship, and the overall advancement of women in society.
Through our virtual conferences, workshops, in-person career expos, and more, Build a Dream provides the spark that can ignite a young woman’s interest and passion in a career they might not have otherwise explored.
20,000 combined followers across social platforms
Guest on 3 podcasts
28 Facebook Lives with women in the industry
Launched podcast “Perfectly Unfiltered”
TV & Print Coverage: Calgary Morning Live, CBC Canada, Manufacturing & Automation, London Metro, Windsor Star, The Drive, Biz X Magazine
University of Windsor Keynote, Enbridge Diversity & Mentorship Panel, International Women’s Day, Canadian Apprenticeship Forum, City of Missisauga, Ontario Council for Technology Education
Canadian Apprenticeship Forum
National Strategy for Women in Skilled Trades Leadership Committee
14,000 attendees @ 15 in-person Career Discovery Expos in Ontario
8,500 attendees @ 10 “virtual” discovery expos across the country
Celebrate International Day of the Girl 2018, 2019, 2020
Launched our Career Discovery & confidence building workshop
10 Corporate Partners
160 Event Sponsors
6 Funded Grants
Hundreds of School Boards, Educators, Unions, Associations, and Industry Leaders support our mission.
$728,000 Government of Canada, Skilled Trades Awareness and Readiness Program
WBLC – Work Based Learning Consortium (Women in Manufacturing)
CAF – Canadian Apprenticeship Forum
Trillium Network for Advanced Manufacturing Research
We are collecting data to better understand who is looking for work and what kind of opportunities jobseekers are searching for. This data is completely anonymous and non-personally identifiable.