The Mainland Nova Scotia Building Trades Council believes in giving back to our community. Here are some of the community organizations we support:
Hope Blooms is a North End community garden and salad dressing business run by inner city youth with help from mentors. It began in 2008 as a garden project with less than 12 kids involved, and has grown exponentially. The children plant seeds, tend crops, and turn their produce into organic dressing which is sold locally. Hope Blooms is dedicated to educating, supporting and empowering youth to positively transform themselves and their community.
Build Right Nova Scotia
Build Right Nova Scotia, a partnership between unionized contractors and the Building Trades constructed a top-of-the-line greenhouse for Hope Blooms. Build Right Nova Scotia contributed all of the supplies and labour for the facility and worked with the youth of Hope Blooms to incorporate their ideas into the project. The grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony took place May 1st, 2015.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Halifax
The Mainland Nova Scotia Building Trades has been a long-time supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Halifax. In June 2017, we will be hosting our 18th Annual Golf Classic in support of this valuable organization.
As Canada’s leading child and youth mentoring charity, Big Brothers Big Sisters facilitates life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their potential, both as individuals and citizens.
IWK Health Centre Foundation
We are proud to support the IWK Health Centre Foundation through their Telethon for Children. For the last number of years, the Building Trades has joined the Telethon as a “Miracle Match” sponsor where in addition to our contribution; we raise additional funds for this world-class facility.
Starting in 2015, and for the next five years, the Building Trades’ contribution will go to support the IWK’s “Breakthroughs in Care” Capital Campaign. More specifically, we will be supporting the transformation of the IWK’s neonatal intensive care unit.
Providing care to a population of over two million people, the IWK ensures those requiring specialized care have access to the best facilities, the best health care providers and the best programs. For thousands of Maritime patients and families, the IWK is the only place they can receive treatment close to home.
We are proud supporters and sponsors of Techsploration.
The goal of Techsploration is to increase the number of women working in science, trades and technology occupations by assisting young women from diverse backgrounds to explore a wide range of career options.