2023 Unlocking the Toolkit Event

Manitoba Women in Construction along with Winnipeg Construction Association and presenting sponsor, Manitoba Status of Women, had the privilege of delivering another successful Unlocking the Toolkit event on April 20, 2023!



Unlocking the Toolkit is a one-day event designed to engage students in Grades 5 and 6 to careers in the construction trades which are not traditionally held by women, through interactive and hands-on demonstrations. The trade stations include bricklaying, plumbing, welding, painting, electrical, carpentry, operators, and overall careers in construction.


This event hosts approximately 90 students with 30 exhibitors and MANY more volunteers with the intent to engage, educate and build confidence in our younger generation on the many options that are available to them in the construction industry.


Please check out the links below to videos and photographs from the day:


Global: https://globalnews.ca/video/9640848/girls-and-the-trades#autoplay

CTV: https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=2671885

Photos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1B0lHxHUonpLpId2Wt3s0XnuzamAvXM1A?usp=share_link


A HUGE thanks goes out to all of the volunteers, exhibitors and sponsors who help make this day possible! We would not be able to do this without your support and generosity.

Unlocking the Toolkit Event Sponsors:

  • Akman Construction
  • Bird
  • Bockstael Construction
  • Brock White Construction Materials
  • Concord Projects
  • Collective Event Rentals
  • Gardon Construction
  • Gillis Quarries
  • Jacked Up Jill
  • Lafarge
  • Number Ten Architectural Group
  • Parkwest Projects
  • PCL Construction
  • Prairie Architects Inc.
  • Tractus Projects
  • Western Safety Sign Co.


Unlocking the Toolkit Event Exhibitors:

    • Alpha Masonry
    • Bockstael Construction
    • IBEW
    • MBTI
    • MCSC
    • OETIM
    • PITC / UA Local 254
    • Red River College Polytech
    • Trade Up Manitoba
    • Widmer Castings