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 Equality Canada (WAGE). The Shift Change for Equality and Inclusion 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.   

Register for our next Leadership Course at NSCC

Leadership Training for Today’s World
Current and future workplace challenges ask a lot from leaders and supervisors. Male supervisors
in skilled trades identified the need to learn how to create inclusive work environments, suitable
for both women and men. This pilot course has been created and designed based on feedback
and needs expressed obtained from both male and female tradespeople. Practical, hands-on training for male supervisors and leaders in skilled trades.

What to Expect: A small group of 15-20 leaders, in-person dialogue and homework with a focus on action-learning for a total of 30hrs over 6wks (homework includes videos, short articles and action learning assignments). 

Register HERE


Our Team: 

Claire Seremba, Project Assistant, 

Tracy Boyer, Project Coordinator, 

Maggy Burns, Project Lead,