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Women in Resource Development Corporation (WRDC)


Women in Resource Development Corporation (WRDC) is a provincial non-profit organization committed to increasing women's participation in trades and technology since 1997.  With private and public funding, WRDC offers a variety of programs and services to address the challenges surrounding the attraction, recruitment, retention, and advancement of women in these sectors. Our charitable arm, the Educational Resource Centre (ERC), was created in 2002, to provide hands-on career exploration opportunities in STEM and skilled trades for younger women and girls.


WRDC is committed to be leaders in diversity by:

  • offering approved programs and services to raise awareness of, and provide linkages for, females to trades and technology opportunities, and
  • finding solutions to common issues affecting women which relate to entering and/or remaining in trades and technology careers.


Our key activities include:

  • career exploration programs for girls and young women,
  • career counseling and employment assistance services for women,
  • recruitment and retention consultation and training for employers, and
  • collaborating with key stakeholders, such as training institutions, employers, labour unions, government departments, and community groups to identify solutions to issues commonly identified by women in trades and technology.