Sisters in the Brotherhood recruiting Outreach Specialists

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The role of Outreach Specialist is to be a mentor and contact for participants in the Sisters in the Brotherhood Women’s Employment Readiness (SIBWER) project. They will provide support and guidance as the participant learns to navigate her new industry. One of the goals of the SIBWER project is to extend beyond recruitment and support women once they’ve entered the trade.

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Canadian District requires 60 Sisters to become Outreach Specialists over the duration of the project with the following breakdown:

– 20 Ontario GTA
– 10 Manitoba
– 20 Alberta
– 10 BC

While UBC Brothers are not eligible to become Outreach Specialists or to participate in the program, we hope they will encourage qualified UBC Sisters to get involved.

Commitment and expectations

Additional training (RITW, Unconscious bias, Mentorship, Shop steward etc, all online), introduction during the participants hands-on training and weekly check-ins.

– 1-1.5 hrs/week during the participants 4-week work experience. The ratio of Outreach Specialist-Participant will be 1:1 or 1:2.
– 2-3 quick check-ins with the SIBWER Project Manager via e-mail.


A $1,900 cheque paid at the end of the participants’ work experience. This is intended to cover all training, additional cell phone use, any travel for meet-ups and time spent with participant over the course of the program and work experience.

In terms of time commitment, training time is estimated at 25 hours with 10 hours of outreach. Also, if an Outreach Specialist applicant has already completed one of the required training courses, a certificate of completion will be accepted as part of the application.

Additionally, all courses are paid for and come with certificates (a rough value of $450).


– Must be a member in good standing, a champion of their trade and of women in their trade, caring of others’ success and resourceful.
– Ideally Journeyman ticketed but if you’re a rock star in your last year who is caring, resourceful and a natural mentor then please apply.
– Ideally, same general location as program participants.
– Ideally, same trade as program participants.

How to apply

If you’re interested in becoming a Sisters in the Brotherhood Outreach Specialist, please follow the link below to apply:

For more information about Sisters in the Brotherhood or the Women’s Employment Readiness project, please contact Emma Ash at 780-471-3200 Ext. 2102 or by email at