Celebrating International Women’s Day this week, IKEA Canada Works Toward Building a More Inclusive and Equal World
IKEA’s partnership with the Canadian Women’s Foundation (CWF), which aims to help women and girls in Canada move out of violence, out of poverty and into confidence and leadership, is focused on fostering inclusivity among genders. In support of this, IKEA Canada will be providing home furnishings for 13 different local organizations, and one of them is The Centre!
IKEA will be providing $4,000 of furniture for a lounge that will promote inclusiveness and opportunities for our WIST women to connect at our Centre for Skilled Trades. WIST is our Women in Skilled Trades program in partnership with the Government of Ontario, Canadian Women’s Foundation, and RESCON (Residential Construction Council of Ontario). It’s a 29-week Enhanced Generaly Carpentry for Women curriculum that provides eligible women with the tools and training to launch a career in the Construction Industry.