The Redwood Women in Trades: HVAC Technician

When leaving an abusive relationship, many women find it difficult to secure the kind of well-paid job they need to support their families on their own. This can lead women to return to a dangerous situation especially when they have children to feed.

The Redwood Women in Trades: Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technician program supports survivors of violence to pursue careers in the HVAC industry because the industry offers liveable wages, stable job opportunities, and great options for career growth.

The program removes barriers to successfully completing training and apprenticeships and securing good jobs that pay a living wage.

Do you think that a career in HVAC is right for you?

The Redwood’s Women in Trades: HVAC Technician program is open to women, gender non-binary, trans, and 2-spirit people who have been affected by gender-based violence.

Eligible participants must also be:

  • Able to work and study in Canada
  • Able to attend training both online and in person
  • Enthusiastic and motivated to pursue a career in the HVAC industry
  • Able to fully commit to training and meeting course attendance requirements

What we offer:

Join one of our next virtual information sessions:

We will start recruitment for our Fall 2024 cohort soon!


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Important Dates:

  • Our next cohort will begin in October 2024. To learn more, join one of our upcoming information sessions.
  • Future cohort program start dates are in Winter 2025 and Fall 2025.

What our program participants have to say:

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This project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Union Training and Innovation Program.

The Redwood is a proud recipient of a Scotiabank community investment in support of The Redwood Women in Trades: HVAC Technician.

Bras Family Foundation

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