BUILD is a social enterprise non-profit contractor and a training program for people who face barriers to employment. Our work lowers utility bills, employs neighbourhood people, cuts crime, and decreases greenhouse gas emissions. BUILD seeks a Winnipeg where bills in low-income housing are affordable and where the residents who live in this housing have gainful, family-supporting employment. We will contribute towards this vision by training people with limited experience in the formal labour market to retrofit this housing stock in a fashion that reduces poverty and improves the environment. The social enterprise wing of BUILD uses the power of the market to create training and employment opportunities for people with multiple barriers to employment. Through in class training, and on-the-job mentorship by our crew leaders, trainees gain invaluable life and work experience, making them more marketable to trades employers.
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BUILD Annual General Meeting, September 18th 2014, The Circle of Life Thunderbird House (715 Main Street). BUILD AR 2014 (click to view)
Download/view (pdf) BUILD Prosperity: Energizing Manitoba’s Local Economy by Shaun Loney New! Building for Prosperity digital postcard! Just place the image below in your text/photo editor, insert your comment, and send!
Board Members 2013 – 2014 Charlene Dejarlais Chair Jerry Woods Vice Chair George Ryle Secretary Treasurer Tricia Dano Don Meidema Betty Ann McIvor Rob Neufeld Mike Wolchock Nina Larsen View BUILD Annual Report 2013 (pdf) Shaun Loney presents Lawrence Poirier with a gift as a “thank you” for the seven years Lawrence dedicated to BUILD.[…]
We were the 2013 Apprenticeship Awards of Distinction Employer! Apprenticeship Manitoba and the Apprenticeship and Certification Board is pleased to announce the Awards of Distinction designed to commemorate those that have shared their time and talent to train apprentices thus contributing to the development of certified journeypersons with a special passion and pride for their[…]
The BUILD team and friends at The Circle of Life Thunderbird House. BUILD Annual General Meeting , September 18th 2014.
The Social Enterprise Centre, located at 765 Main Street, is an innovation cluster for social enterprises (SE), formed and operated by the three social enterprise partners, including BUILD, Manitoba Green Retrofit, and Pollock’s Hardware Cooperative. The Centre aims to capture of social enterprise-specific knowledge for the CED sector as a whole and provide an instrument[…]
In November 2012 BUILD held a naming ceremony for our new home at the Social Enterprise Centre. The purpose was to honour the spirit of the people who come to BUILD as trainees and employees. The ceremony took place in what was BUILD’s workshop (now the computer lab) with trainees and staff filling the large[…]