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About Us

The BC Trades Equity Society was created to provide support and networking opportunities for women, trans men, trans women and non-binary individuals in the trades in British Columbia, Canada.

It is:

  • Fully run by the individuals it supports
  • Primarily funded and supported by membership
  • A registered non-profit organization
  • Open to all individuals who identify as women, trans men, trans women and non-binary individuals working in the trades in BC

The purposes of the society are:

1. To provide a positive environment of support and encouragement for women, trans men, trans women, and non-binary individuals in the trades.

2. To promote success for women, trans men, trans women, and non-binary individuals in the trades through education, leadership, and mentoring.

3. To decrease the barriers that prohibit women, trans men, trans women, and non-binary individuals from remaining in the trades.

4. To increase the employment and retention rates of women, trans men, trans women, and non-binary individuals in the trades.