Our Stories

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Our Stories

Discover the stories of the tradeswomen and employers supported by the Office to Advance Women Apprentices.


Introducing Lacey Frigon, a highly skilled Red Seal Journeyperson in the Collision Repair/Auto Body trade. She is passionate about transforming damaged vehicles into certified, road-worthy masterpieces.

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Meet Jill Boyce, the groundbreaking construction Project Manager, who defiled traditional paths. Her journey into the trades started unexpectedly, discovering a passion for physical labour while working part-time in a glass distribution company.

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Meet Jessica Patrick! Being part of the trades has been a way of life for her. At a young age in her Papa’s heavy duty mechanics and welding shop, Jessica Patrick’s trades journey began.

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Since 2014, YWCA Saskatoon has been running a program called Trades Journey in which they assist women into economic sustainability through careers in the construction trades industry.

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Vanessa Miller is a perfect example of how to go from start to success! Read about her journey and get in touch with her to discover your new career path.

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Partnerships with unions like the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 254 improve opportunities for tradeswomen and ensure they’re receiving the benefits they need to succeed.

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With our partners at the Canada’s Building Trades Unions and Manitoba Building Trades, we’re building success for tradeswomen all across Manitoba.

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Tiana Bird wants to help people in her community and her journey to become a Red Seal plumber is just the beginning. Read her story and start on your own path!

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Find out how our organizations are working together to improve the opportunities and outcomes of tradeswomen throughout the province.

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The Manitoba Construction Sector Council has been a true ally to our team since we opened in 2019.

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We’re flying high with Flyer Electric! This company has been so supportive of our office and has been one of our biggest advocates in the Saskatchewan area.

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IBEW and the Office to Advance Women Apprentices working together to promote the inclusion of women in the electrical trades.

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Makenna Ducharme always knew a career in the trades was for her and now that she’s working on her electrical apprenticeship, it’s hard for her to contain her enthusiasm.

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Tammy Poorman was the first person in her family to graduate high school, but she wanted to go further. She did! And now she’s working with our office, we’re going to help her keep growing.

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The Saskatchewan Office to Advance Women Apprentices had its first success story with the support of a true ally: the Boilermakers’ Local 555.

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Welder Tracy Fedorowich has an important message for women looking to blaze a new trail: Never give up.

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Forge-ing Ahead
Sometimes the Office to Advance Women Apprentices brings the tradeswomen to the employers, sometimes the tradeswoman brings the employers to the office!

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The CBTU is invested in diversifying the workforce! Find out more about our partnership and how we’re working together to get more women employed in the trades.

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Growing up in Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation in northern Manitoba, Renee had always enjoyed working with her hands. She found work with a drywall company and enjoyed the physicality of the work.

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