The most important skill we provide to our students is the ability to function under urgency and pressure, to step-up and meet deadlines.


Skill alone is not enough, pride in ones work and a "can-do" attitude are the traits employers look for.


We have in the past and continue to receive overwhelming support from the Calgary business community.


Having the ability to secure substantial mill work and construction contracts allows us to maintain maximum productivity in our shop. 


While sharing these contracts with our industry partners such as supplies, contractors and mill work shops.


What makes the Trades Guild awesome and radically different than anything else?

Social enterprise and ethical business

We are well on our way to becoming "self-sustaining" allowing us to maintain operations without complete dependency on grant funding.

The Trades Guild is more of a fully operational business than another burden on our society.

Providing real world job training and experience based o the requirements of our commercial and industry partners.


Starting in the fields of carpentry and cabinetmaking.

The future is bright for Trades Guild to be involved in several of the needed trades of our city.


Trades Guild will help vulnerable youth gain valuable experience.

When they have developed confidence in their work, the students will be assisted in finding full-time permanent employment.


If a trade is the vocation the student will be assisted to become indentured into the trade of their choice.



The purpose of Trades Guild is to help at risk youth to learn life skills and trade skills, equipping them to develop permanent employment, thus helping them to transition from an uncertian future into a rewarding career.


Trades Guild helps vulnerable young people find their vocation and discover how they can make it their occupation.


Trades Guild offers on the job paid employment and training as well as support towards permanent long term careers.





For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please call: 403-831-5953 or fill out the following form

Head Office


Mail Box #5

Fifth Floor East,

323 10th Ave SW,

Calgary AB 

T2R 0A5


Ph: 403-831-5953



Mon-Fri 9:00am -5:00pm

Get a quote: 403-831-5953

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