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The Building Meaning Project - A Cardus Event Series

Oakbridges is a sponsor of an upcoming Cardus Work and Economics Event featuring NY Times best selling author Mathew Crawford as keynote speaker. November 20, 2014 in Ottawa. The broader project is called The Building Meaning Project. See the Cardus Roundtable Discussion Paper: Building Meaning in the Skilled Trades (attached below).

Author Mathew Crawford who wrote Shop Class for Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work will be a guest speaker at the Ottawa Event on November 20, 2014.
For more information The Building Meaning Project visit http://www.cardus.ca/research/workandeconomics/buildingmeaning/

Quote from Cardus website:
At our recent Canada's New Industrial Revolution conference, industry stakeholders noted that social bias against the trades negatively affects our ability to develop a sustainable trades workforce. Bias is a barrier. And, compounding the problem, significant numbers of apprentices don't complete their training. So what can we do about it?

In partnership with leading construction associations and labour organizations, Cardus presents the Building Meaning Project. This project will consist of:

A series of nationwide interviews with industry and government leaders
Regional roundtables for policy development
Media connections and coordinated efforts to change narratives and influence opinions
A strategic, cross-country "Beating the Bias" trades promotion plan

October 27, 2014 - Calgary, Alberta
October 29, 2014 - Vancouver, British Columbia
November 6, 2014 - Toronto, Ontario
November 20, 2014 - Ottawa, Ontario

Roundtables are by invitation only. To express your interest in attending, please contact the director of the Building Meaning Project, Brian Dijkema at Cardus bdijkema@cardus.ca

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE (download the sponsorship brochure below).

Position your company at the forefront of the Building Meaning movement: sponsor our National Keynote or our National "Beating the Bias" plan. Full details available by contacting Brian Dijkema bdijkema@cardus.ca

Research proviso: In order to ensure the integrity of our research process, brand recognition will not be given on research portions of this project. For clarity, no brand recognition will be given in interviews, the discussion paper arising from said interviews, the round tables, or the final report. This research is being supported by our partners: Employment and Social Development Canada, the Canadian Building Trades, CLAC, NCLRA, and PCA.

Download the full Building Meaning brochure below.
Download the Building Meaning Discussion Paper below.


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