Monthly Archives: February 2016

Office to Advance Women Apprentices

promotional picture for poster boards and business cardsSupporting opportunities for women in the skilled trades is something Carpenters’ Local 579, Millwrights’ Local 1009, and the Atlantic Canada Regional Council of Carpenters, Millwrights and Allied Workers takes seriously. Through our affiliation with the Office to Advance Women Apprentices (OAWA), we take a proactive approach in increasing employment opportunities and access to apprenticeship programs for women in the trades.

Of course, more work can always be done. This is why OAWA forms strong bonds with not only industry but government and training stakeholders to ensure continued growth of their programs.

For more information on OAWA, visit:


International Women’s Day

March 8 marks International Women’s Day, a day where we would like to recognize the achievements of women in the workplace.

We are proud to support and increase the number of training opportunities for women, and actively seek out partnerships with employers and educational and government institutions as we make progress towards gender equality and parity.

International Women’s Day has been globally celebrated since the early 1900’s, when women became collectively more vocal in light of societal oppression and inequality.

For more on International Women’s Day, visit

Welcome to our new website!

Thanks for checking out our redesigned website! Enhancing the user experience and ensuring the website works across various devices was a priority. Dispatch and regional office contact information has been made more prominent. We also added our social media news feeds right on the homepage. An email sign up form has been added, as well as an online Suggestion Box. Smartphone and tablet users will now notice buttons and forms are easier to access on mobile devices.

We hope you enjoy the new website, and as always, we welcome your feedback at