Young Women's Initiatives


Skills Ontario’s Young Women’s Initiatives is a collection of engaging and hands-on events and programs that provide skill development and mentorship opportunities to young women in grades 7 to 12. Skills Ontario hosts Career Exploration Events across Ontario from October to April, and Canada’s largest young women’s conference at the Skills Ontario Competition each year! Scroll down to start exploring!

For the 2020-2021 school year, Skills Ontario will continue to host all our regional Career Exploration Events and our Young Women’s Conferences in a virtual format!

Stay tuned! Skills Ontario has some exciting news coming up surrounding new programming, a Women in Trades Resource Hub, and other amazing offerings that will be announced throughout the 2020/2021 year!


Attempt Event 2021

Virtual Workshop, Co-Hosted
with Ontario Girl Guides Canada

Young Women's Conferences

Career Exploration Events

Collaborating Organizations



Thank you to our Young Women's Initiatives Partners:

This program is funded by the Government of Ontario.

Magna Logo

Program Partner


Progressive Contractors Association of Canada

Supporting Partner     


Virtual Workshop, Co-Hosted with Ontario Girl Guides Canada

Skills Ontario and Ontario Girl Guides of Canada are teaming up to host an event aiming to inspire and empower girls to explore skilled trades and technologies. Through mentorship and experiential learning, participants will learn about their opportunities! This event is for Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders, and Rangers, who will earn a badge for participating. This workshop comes with a complimentary hands-on learning kit that will be shipped directly to participants.

The event will be on August 21st. Deadline to register is August 6th.

Register here!


Young Women's Conferences

Click HERE for more information regarding the Young Women’s Conferences.


Skills Ontario Career Exploration Events

Our Career Exploration Events are for young women to learn about careers in the skilled trades and technologies. These events provide participants the opportunity to integrate experiential workshops and networking with mentors. These events are held for secondary and senior elementary (grades 7-8) students. Previously, Skills Ontario hosted events in multiple locations across the province throughout the school year. For the 2020-2021 school year, we hosted our programming in a virtual format!

Please stay tuned for more information on Career Exploration Events for the 2021-2022 school year.

If you have any questions, please contact


Collaborating Organizations

Skills Ontario is on the forefront of making change in our province! We are thrilled to be partnering with women in skilled trade and technology organizations and groups to stand together and make an impact. We are united with the same goals and initiatives and will promote exciting opportunities for women through skill development, mentorship, networking, and experiential learning opportunities at our Young Women’s Career Exploration Events and Young Women’s Conference.