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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)

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Doing It Right (2021)

Doing it Right (2021) a long-term, qualitative research project that will continue to document experiences of Yukon women in trades and technology. This  report aims to identify and create system-wide strategies to address the issues they face in northern workplaces.

The program includes both Indigenous and non-Indigenous women and includes women who identify as LGBTQ2S+. Making it Work, a report by Yukon Women in Trades and Technology, identified that many Yukon women face issues such as harassment, systemic barriers, and a lack of supports. This initiative will bring a greater understanding of these ongoing issues and develop initiatives for change.

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.

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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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