OBCT Resources

 

Are you a union member? Learn more about how your wages, working conditions, and remittances are determined through your collective agreement. Read and download the PDF by clicking on the button

Grants & Scholarships

The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women (AIG-W) helps you pay for expenses while you train as an apprentice in a Designated Red Seal Trade where women are underrepresented.

  • The AIG-W is a taxable grant worth $3,000 per level, awarded to registered apprentices

  • You must complete your first year/level (or equivalent) to apply for the AIG‑W

  • You can apply for this grant twice during your training (for a maximum of $6,000)

  • You can apply for your second AIG-W after completing your second year/level (or equivalent) of training

BOLT Charitable Foundation, in partnership with Support Ontario Youth, are proud to offer 3 Scholarships of $500 each to young women within the construction trades who live within the GTA.

Working Together posters

The Ontario Building and Construction Tradeswomen believes firmly in building workplace equity amongst men, women, and workers of other gender identities within the skilled trades.

We encourage you to View, download, and print our posters by clicking on the PDF button. We suggest printing in high gloss colour for the best results.

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External Resources

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LeadHERtrades is a 10 month mentorship program for women in the construction trades. This mentorship program is comprised of monthly virtual one-on-one meetings between Matches, as well as a monthly virtual session covering a carefully selected list of topics. These sessions are facilitated by women who are experts in their fields, participating as leadHERhosts.

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We Are Trades was developed by the Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology and provides employers with actionable steps to establish a safe and inclusive workplace for women. Access the process and resources you'll need to show your support for We Are Trades within your own workplaces and networks. You can download the guide, request We Are Trades stickers, and more!

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BOLT Foundation helps connect under-resourced youth 17-29 years old in the GTA to careers in construction. BOLT creates awareness about the diversity of careers available, offers immersive career exploration, provides financial support for post-secondary and skilled training programs, and fosters community and industry partnerships to provide the supports necessary for success. Tridel is Canada’s largest condo developer and BOLT’s Principal & Founding Sponsor. 

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Tools & Tiaras Inc. is committed to advancing the interest of young girls and women who want to pursue non-traditional careers. T&T motivate young girls and women who dream of having a career in the male-dominated construction industry, encouraging young girls and women already in the field to expand their horizon and set them on a path to the peak of their careers. We will make available a community network to help these young princesses connect with professionals, mentors, and leaders in the industry thus providing the support needed at all stages of their journey.

You can check out their Tradeswomen Talk podcast on all major platforms.

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Support Ontario Youth (SOY) is a registered charity established in 2016. SOY work closely with employers, apprentices and industry stakeholders to provide support in streamlining the apprenticeship pathway in Ontario.  SOY’s mandate is to advocate for the apprentice and help advance them in their journey to becoming a fully licensed journeyperson. We operate as a Group Sponsor providing both support and mentorship for apprentices, reducing the administration burden and complexity for their employers, and work with a range of industry stakeholders on a variety of programs to help address the skilled trades gap.