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Lunch and Learn with Emma Pollard

June 7, 2024

The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission continues its Employment Equity Partner Lunch and Learn series on Thursday, June 20 at 12:00 p.m.

Emma Pollard is the feature speaker. She will discuss Increasing Entry and Advancement for Women in the Skilled Trades.

Emma’s talk will focus on how the Office to Advance Women Apprentices (OAWA) aims to increase opportunities for women in the skilled trades by applying an individualized approach to addressing barriers to working in the trades as identified by women. Emma will also discuss the new management for OAWA in Saskatchewan, the standardization created off the Alberta roll out, and what the future plans for OAWA SK look like.


  • When is it: Thursday, June 20, 2024
  • Where is it held: Online using the Webex teleconferencing platform

Meet the Speaker


Emma Pollard is a Journeyman Scaffolder and is the Project Director for The Office to Advance Women Apprentices. Born and raised in Fort McMurray, AB, Emma comes from a family deeply rooted in the trades, including her mother, who began her career in the construction industry in the 1980s. Emma’s extensive experience within the field led her to work directly with her union, ultimately paving the way to her current position.



Interested in becoming an SHRC Employment Equity Partner?

The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission’s equity program is a proactive strategy for promoting equity and preventing discrimination. The goal of the equity program is to encourage workplaces and learning environments to mirror the make-up of the population of Saskatchewan and develop plans to support success. The four equity-seeking groups are comprised of people who identify as: Indigenous, a visible minority, having a disability, and women in underrepresented occupations.


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