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Research

In order to better understand the context in which Yukon tradespeople – and women among them – work and study, YWITT conducts research projects with employers, industry representatives, unions, instructors, administrators and NGOs who work with women in trades.

Doing It Right (2021)

If you're interested in joining our ongoing study:
1. Check out the Participant Information here
2. Contact us to confirm your interest
3. Join us for our first meeting in September!

YWITT wants to hear about your work experiences and recommendations on how to improve workplaces, training environments and learning environments across the territory.   

 

Our goal is to conduct interviews with Yukon women, including queer women and trans women, who work or have worked in trades and technology careers, form a group, and meet regularly to discuss common issues and ideas for change. We want to bring these recommendations and ideas for change to businesses, employers, and policy makers.

This research is made possible through the support of the Future Skills Centre.  

Take a look at our project and other Shock-Proofing the Future of Work Projects.

Making It Work (2019)

Making it Work (2019)

Making it Work (2019),  is a report that consolidates the experiences of Yukon women in Trades & Technology to offer recommendations to better the landscape for all Yukon Tradespeople.

Making it Work highlighted several issues that women face when employed in careers in skilled trades and technology fields.  These included harassment in the workplace and the lack of supports necessary for them to develop rewarding careers.  More needs to be learned about the issues that are faced, supports and strategies need to be developed  and, people involved in these situations need to be involved in making the changes.

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What are we looking for?

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"We envision a workplace where leadership openly models respect for worker differences with the express intent of engendering a psychologically safe workplace. An employer who invests in the education of all workers toward preventing bullying and harassment and is properly preparing to address such issues promptly..."

What needs to change?

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