YWCA Halifax

YWCA Halifax Shift Change project began in 2018 with a question of how to further women’s economic security in the field of skilled trades, funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE). The Shift Change project continues with the ​renewed support of ​WAGE and the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency.

YWCA Halifax has been engaged in employment programs for over 150 years with women, many of whom are in the experience of poverty. The YWCA Halifax is part of a national feminist movement and has joined the Nova Scotian women’s movement in skilled trades to help support women to access secure jobs with family-sustaining wages and increasing the number of women working and advancing in their careers in this sector.