Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Recipient Name: Women Building Futures Society
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Date: 2009-03-04
Value: $80,000.00
Type: Grant
Purpose: This pilot project aims to provide direct job placement and ongoing job retention support to 100 Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women throughout central and northern Alberta. Activities will include establishing relationships for job placement with industrial trades and occupations’ employers in central and northern Alberta; placing low-income Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women in the industrial construction trades and occupations; and providing ongoing support to employers in retaining Women Building Futures (WBF) graduates. This project presents a unique opportunity to test a mobile service delivery strategy. As women living in poverty are able to secure and sustain employment in the high-paying industrial construction sector, they will move towards economic security and economic prosperity. SUPPLEMENT: Provide a second phase of the project, which will allow the organization to develop a business plan for its unique recruitment and retention model. The model has been used to identify successful participants for future careers in non-traditional occupations. As a result of the high quality of its graduates, 90 to 95 per cent are employed and become apprentices upon graduation.