Shift Change

YWCA Halifax Shift Change project began in 2018 with a question of how to further women’s economic security in the field of skilled trades, funded by Women and Gender Equity Canada (WAGE). The term of this project funded by WAGE closes July 2021 but the Shift Change work continues with the support of the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency.  

YWCA Halifax has been engaged in employment programs for over 150 years with women, many of whom are in the experience of poverty. The YWCA Halifax is part of a national feminist movement and has joined the Nova Scotian women’s movement in skilled trades to help support women to access secure jobs with family-sustaining wages and increasing the number of women working and advancing in their careers in this sector.   

To learn more about our work and the impact we are trying to have, please see the following reports below: 

  • 2019 Gender Based Needs Assessment 
  • 2020 Shift Change Learning Report 
  • 2021 Shift Change and Horizons Evaluation Report & Appendices: Report on the design, delivery and outcomes from the Gender Inclusive Leadership Training for male supervisors  


Our Team: 

Claire Seremba, Project Assistant, 

Tracy Boyer, Project Coordinator, 

Maggy Burns, Project Lead,