Issues Impacting Women/Womxn in the Skilled Trades

Date: Sep. 28, 2021 – Sep. 28, 2021

Time: 7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.

Location: Online

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With Canada’s looming shortage of skilled trades workers, Ontario is focusing on encouraging women/womxn* to enter trades careers. However, as workplace culture in all industries moves towards equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging, progress seems to be at a standstill in the skilled trades.

The goal of this webinar is to offer support to women/womxn embarking on careers in the skilled trades, and talk about equity issues related to gender, class, race and ability. We will also examine what happens behind closed workplace doors, share positive experiences, and talk about how to cope with some of the various aspects of the jobs. Panelists will discuss their own experiences of sexism, ableism, racism and classism.

*“Womxn” is an alternative spelling to “woman/women” and is used by some people to be more inclusive of diverse gender identities.


  • Date: September 28
  • Time: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Link To Join Webinar
  • Event number: 132 522 5599
  • Event password: Inclusion#1 (46258746 from phones)

Moderator: Mary Kate Grey, Professor, FAST


  • Carly Myers, Professor, FAST
  • Bretni Davies, Electrical Apprentice
  • Brittany Keeping, Welding student
  • Melanie Klemens, Welding student
  • Shannon Fair, Plumber, UA local 67
  • Maggie Fair, Steamfitter, UA local 67

September is National Hispanic Heritage Month.

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