Do you support a provincial-wide mandate that ensures women receive employment in resource development and publicly funded infrastructure construction projects?

If the answer is “yes”, get involved by sending a letter of support:

Support gender equity and diversity plans on publicly-funded infrastructure projects and resource infrastructure projects in Newfoundland & Labrador.

  • Letter

    To: The Honourable Pam Parsons, Minister Responsible for Women and Gender Equality I write you to show my support for the implementation of gender equity and diversity provisions on publicly-funded infrastructure projects and resource infrastructure projects in Newfoundland & Labrador. I believe the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador can do more to ensure women in the skilled trades industry receive equitable consideration for employment opportunities within resource development and public infrastructure construction projects happening in Newfoundland and Labrador. For public infrastructure projects, specifically, women deserve to be given consideration to be employed on these projects to achieve a truly stimulated economy, as taxpayers and owners. As the leader of our provincial government, we expect you to use a diversity lens for all construction work to level the playing field for: fair wages and hiring of qualified women workers and apprentices. I believe that championing a diverse workforce will only strengthen the economy and help make this province more competitive to build capacity and attract new business and ask that you actively support the implementation of these provisions.






Trades NL in partnership with Office to Advance Women Apprentices Virtual Event: Women & Allies in Trades - A Roundtable Discussion Registration


Tune in to VOCM: ON TARGET on Tuesday, November 16th with Host Linda Swain and guests Darin King, Executive Director of Trades NL and Cassandra Whelan, Millwright with Millwrights Local 1009 as they highlight the importance of women in building trades and creating more hiring opportunities for women – also discussed will be some of the barriers women face in the industry and how everyone can help champion diversity on jobsites.

Tune in to Tuesday, November 16th at 8:30AM (NDT) as Trades NL’s Executive Director, Darin King chats with Co-hosts Gerri-Lynn Mackey and Ben Murphy of the VOCM Morning Show on the recent campaign launch “See Yourself Here – See Yourself in Building Trades” aimed at promoting and encouraging the building trades as a viable career option for women.

Building Trades Launches Women in Trades Chapter in Newfoundland & Labrador

Trades NL Awarded Women in Resource Development Corporation (WRDC)’s 2019 Diversity & Inclusion Award

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