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Sisters in the Brotherhood Conference

Sisters across Canada and the United Sates Participate in the 2015 Sisters in the Brotherhood Conference

Over 450 Sisters from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) attended the 2015 Sisters in the Brotherhood Conference that was held at the Carpenters’ International Training Centre in Las Vegas, from January 22nd to January 25th, 2015. Women from across Ontario represented the Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario and participated in a wide range of workshops and general sessions that discussed the role of women in the construction industry, both on and off the tools.

 sistersSisters from across Canada and the United States attended the 2015 Sisters in the Brotherhood Conference held at the Carpenters International Training Centre in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Throughout the 4 day conference, participants took part in workshops that were developed specifically for women. Workshop topics included stepping up to leadership roles on the job site, staying fit and preventing injury, dealing with difficult people and being aware of generational differences on job sites. The purpose of the Sisters in the Brotherhood Conference is to strengthen the retention of women in the UBC as well as to provide professional development opportunities for women while improving the recruitment of women into the trades.

CanadianCanadian Sisters had an opportunity to meet and network during the 4 day conference. Picture front row, left to right: Cathy Pike, Canadian Sisters in the Brotherhood Representative, Jason Rowe, EST for the Prairie Arctic Regional Council, Jim Smith, Canadian District Vice-President for the UBC, Tony Iannuzzi, EST for the Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario, Martin Piper, EST for the Alberta Regional Council.

During the conference, there was also a session held for Canadian women that included a discussion with UBC Vice-President for Canada Jim Smith as well as Executive Secretary Treasurer (EST) Tony Iannuzzi from the Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario, along with EST’s from the Prairie Artic Regional Council and the Alberta Regional Council. Throughout the conference there was a strong sense of pride from all women who participated representing dozens of Locals and numerous trades across Canadian and the United States.
To learn more about the role of women in the UBC, please visit: https://www.carpenters.org/Todays_UBC_Top_Nav/Sisters/SIB_Landing.aspx.