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About Us

Women Building Futures is a non-profit organization based in Edmonton, Alberta. Our mission is to empower women’s economic prosperity by removing barriers and providing industry recognized training in the construction trades, maintenance, transportation industries and more.

Our organization was founded in 1998 by a group of social workers with the shared dream of helping women achieve economic prosperity through trades training and mentorship.

We primarily work with women who are underemployed or unemployed and focus on removing common barriers to financial independence. These barriers include access to affordable housing, academic readiness, access to affordable childcare and more. Over the last 20 years, we’ve grown to become a trusted name in our focus industries for introductory training and inspiring more women to explore career opportunities in these areas.

We’re proud to share success stories of our graduates and other women who have built successful careers in industries where women have historically been underrepresented.

Our Value to Women, Communities & Industry

We’re rooted in social impact and have developed a unique approach that brings value to individual women, communities, and industry.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Awareness & Engagement - We increase awareness of the opportunities available for women in the maintenance and construction related trades and the driving and operating industries.

  • Safety, Productivity & Skills Training - We offer industry relevant hands-on programs with a unique focus on academics, safety certifications, financial literacy, physical fitness and productivity.

  • Assessment & Coaching - We support women through academic assessment and life readiness coaching to ensure they succeed in training and employment.

  • Career Development & Support - We prepare our students with interview skills training, resume development, and earned employment referrals with industry partners.

 

"Since coming to Women Building Futures, my life has been turned right side up."
- WBF Graduate

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