Project Breakthrough

In partnership with Status of Women Canada, YWCA Moncton’s Breakthrough project focuses on supporting the development of community-level strategies to address institutional barriers that limit women’s access to employment in the Greater Moncton area. The Competitive Advantage: A Business Case for Hiring Women in Skilled Trades and Technical Professions, presented by Status of Women highlights reasons that support why businesses should consider hiring women as part of their competitive advantage:


Multiple stakeholders (women with lived experience in unemployment, precarious employment, and/or under-employment) and partners (local businesses) participated in Art of Hosting trainings, lunch and learns, and a community mobilization event; all designed with a gender-based analysis lens. Through these community collaboration activities, Breakthrough has identified four strategies to reduce barriers to women’s employment:


Project Breakthrough Summary of Findings