We Are Trades can be your guide through navigating change.

Are you ready to take the next step in your gender inclusion journey? Sign up here.

What does it mean to sign up?

CCWESTT will create opportunities to support employers on their journeys such as:

  1. Meet together with like-minded employers
  2. Receive upcoming event information including training, workshops and conferences
  3. Explore how to make gender inclusion a reality in your workplace supported by CCWESTT’s change agents

We recognize that for many organizations, this work can be overwhelming. Please contact CCWESTT to explore ways in which we can support you and connect you with a network of employers doing this same transformational work.

Thank you for being a leader in creating and sustaining a workplace that is safe and inclusive of women.

You can download the We Are Trades PDF here.


BBC Academy

BC Centre for Women in the Trades (BCCWITT)

Better Allies

Build Force Canada

Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) 

Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) 

Franchesca Ramsey @chescaleigh 

MAP Strategic Workforce Services – New Brunswick

Office to Advance Women Apprentices

Project Implicit

WinSETT (Canadian Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology)

Women in Resource Development Corporation (WRDC) – Newfoundland and Labrador

YWCA Hamilton


Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (2015). The Competitive Advantage: A Business Case for Hiring Women in Skilled Trades. Canadian Apprenticeship Forum.

Canadian Apprenticeship Forum. (2020). National Strategy For Supporting Women In The Trades. Canadian Apprenticeship Forum.

Canadian Construction Association. (2019). The Value of Diversity and Inclusion in the Canadian Construction Industry: A Business Case. Canadian Construction Association.

Deloitte Australia, Victoria Equal Rights Opportunity & Human Rights Commission. (2013). Waiter, is that inclusion in my soup?. Deloitte.

Employment and Social Development Canada. (2019). Women and the workplace. How employers can advance equality and diversity.  Government of Canada.

Hewlett, Sylvia Ann, Marshall, Melinda, Sherbin, Laura. (2013). How Diversity Can Drive Innovation. Harvard Business Review.

Hunt, Vivian DBE, Dixon-Fyle, Sundiatu, Prince, Sara, Dolan, Kevin. (2020). Diversity Wins: How Inclusion Matters. McKinsey and Company.

Hunt, Vivian, Yee, Lareina, Prince, Sara, Dixon-Fyle, Sundiatu. (2018). Delivering Through Diversity. McKinsey and Company.

Norris, Doug, Ph. D. (2017). Latest Census Release Shows Canadian Women More Educated Than Ever. Environics Analytics.

Rock, David, Grant, Heidi. (2016). Why Diverse Teams Are Smarter. Harvard Business Review.