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#FeelGoodFriday: Camosun Receives $1.285 million for Empowering Women in Trades

Be More Than A Bystander Port Coquitlam January 16-18, 2023

Today’s #FeelGoodFriday is from our friends at Camosun College, where they are celebrating the donation of $1.285 million from The Gwyn Morgan and Patricia Trottier Foundation to the Empowering Women in Trades program! This is the largest philanthropic gift in the history of the college outside of estate gifts and will fund not only financial assistance but also one on one support, networking, mentoring opportunities, and employment support.

Read the full press release here:



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The BCCWITT is committed to increasing the proportion of underrepresented groups in BC's construction, maintenance, and/or industrial trades by removing barriers to their attraction, retention and advancement.

Check it out! BCCWITT Be More Than A Bystander facilitators Gord (left) and Nic (right) met Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and Member of Parliament for Port Moody-Coquitlam Bonita Zarrillo MP, Port Moody-Coquitlam, Anmore & Belcarra at BC Insulators last month! Gord and Nic are strong allies of the Be More Than A Bystander program and had a meaningful conversation about why the skilled trades industry needs to be more inclusive. ... See MoreSee Less
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Today is International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV). BC Centre for Women in the Trades recognizes and celebrates our Two Spirit, transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse tradespeople that advocate and lead the way in making the skilled trades industry welcoming, healthy, respectful and safe for all. We recognize and celebrate this in light of the rise in hate legislation against transgender communities globally. Our Two Spirit, transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse community deserve safe access to gender-affirming care, spaces and equitable opportunities. Trans rights are human rights! BCCWITT remains committed to advocating and working alongside our community to make the sector more diverse, equitable and inclusive.Visit for a list of resources and supports for transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse tradespeople; employers, supervisors and program coordinators; and those wanting to be better allies. If you or any Two Spirit, transgender, nonbinary or gender diverse people need peer support, please contact or call/text 250-661-6818. ... See MoreSee Less
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In celebration of #bcconstructionmonth2023 starting tomorrow, we are hosting a giveaway! To enter, head over to our Instagram page and follow the contest rules on the #feelgoodfriday post! British Columbia Construction Association SkilledTradesBC BC Federation of Labour Northern Regional Construction Association Southern Interior Construction Association - SICA Vancouver Island Construction Association VRCA Vancouver Regional Construction Association Canadian Construction Association - Association canadienne de la construction Find out more about #bcconstructionmonth2023 and the #LunchboxChallenge (to win lunch for your crew) at*Contest closes Wednesday, April 5th at 11:59pm PST. The winner will be contacted via Instagram DMs - make sure your DMs are open to our messages* ... See MoreSee Less
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