WELCOME TO BCCWITT: Working for Inclusion in the Trades

BCCWITT is working to create a diverse, equitable and inclusive skilled trades industry, where all feel welcome, healthy, respected and safe.

We are a partnership led by tradespeople, along with industry and labour representatives. We are committed to removing barriers faced by equity seeking people, including Indigenous people, people of colour, people with disabilities, 2SLGBTIAQ+ people, and women, to increase their participation in the trades and promote healthier environments in workplaces and training institutions.

BCCWITT operates under the umbrella of the BC Federation of Labour. We work with: People of all genders; unions; training institutions; non-unionized and unionized employers; the Industry Training Authority; BC Infrastructure Benefits; BC Building Trades; Construction Labour Relations Association of BC; BC Construction Association; provincial, federal and municipal governments; Indigenous organizations; trades associations; workforce development organizations; community groups and individuals across BC.

WHAT WE DO

BCCWITT provides connection, funding, resources and supports for equity seeking tradespeople across the province.

BCCWITT also offers programs, tools and resources to individuals and organizations that support the attraction, retention and advancement of equity seeking people in skilled trades careers. In addition, BCCWITT is part of broader equity and inclusion initiatives supporting other underrepresented groups in construction, maintenance, and industrial trades.

Visit the Programs pages on this website for information about specific programs.

What people have to say about BCCWITT

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“Through BCCWITT’s More Than a Bystander Training , my eyes were opened to the responsibility men have in our society and workplaces to prevent gender-based bullying, harassment and violence.” 
–  Laird Cronk, President, BC Federation of Labour

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BCCWITT not only helps to remove barriers and gain the supports necessary to ensure a viable career in the trades, but brings women together to help build a lasting network of both mentors and friends.” 
– Ashley Duncan, Vice President, BC Insulators

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“If you are woman in the trades or want to get into the trades BCCWITT is there to support you to have a long and successful career by working with industry to foster a culture of respect and equal opportunity.” David Keane, President, Woodfibre LNG Ltd.

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