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Transforming the Lives of Women


Established in 1998, Women Building Futures is a leader in trades training for women, with extensive experience recruiting women into the heavy industrial workforce at a consistent employment placement rate of 90 per cent. 

A Social Purpose Organization (SPO) and registered charity, WBF is valued for its uncompromising approach to meeting the needs of women and industry by recruiting the right people and providing them with the right training.  Employers and women trust WBF’s methodology.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Workforce Attraction

    Positioning construction as a first-choice career option for women; and positioning women as a viable source of quality skilled workers for Alberta’s construction sector.
  • Assessment and Essential Skills Training

    Helping women make an informed career decision about a career in trades and address gaps in essential skills.
  • Workforce Training

    Preparing women for success through skills training, safety certification, Workplace Culture Awareness©, fitness and academic upgrading.
  • Workforce Coaching

    Coaching is available to all WBF students and alumni to support training retention and long term employment success.
  • Job Search Training and Job Retention Support

    Earned employment referrals, job search training and job retention support is available to all WBF students and alumni to assist with securing and retaining apprenticeships and employment.


Women Building Futures is valued for empowering women to succeed in non traditional careers, inspiring positive economic change for women and forever transforming the face of industry in Canada.



Economic prosperity for women through assessment, training, job placement and job retention support.



  • Increase awareness, readiness and employment for women
  • Increase participation of Indigenous women in WBF programs
  • Provide workforce solutions for employers
  • Advance organizational and financial sustainability