The 2023 Supporting Women in the Trades (SWiT) Conference brought together Canada’s tradeswomen and their allies in Winnipeg, Manitoba, from June 10 to 12, including employers, labour representatives, government, educators, community partners, and diversity, equity and inclusion experts.
Local 793 sought perspectives and strategies to support and encourage more women to enter the construction industry.
“As a union, we can do more to encourage women to join our trade. We will keep pushing for action so more women have opportunities to grow and foster a prosperous future in construction,” Business Manager Mike Gallagher said.
Sister Kenedi Brosseau pictured alongside participants in the SWiT Plenary Four – Power Hour: Indigenous Tradeswomen Claiming Their Space in Industry. Kenedi made us proud, representing IUOE Local 793 and OETIO, sharing her experiences training at OETIO and working on job sites with Bird Construction.
Heavy equipment operation is a rewarding career that can support individuals and their families long term. Local 793 is proud to be a part of creating sustainable and measurable change for women in this industry.