As Toronto’s leading social contractor, Building Up runs an intensive pre-apprenticeship trades training program for individuals who face barriers to employment. Building Up’s experienced tradespeople collaborate with trainees previously facing barriers to employment to provide Toronto with a range of high-quality construction services. We provide an opportunity for customers to improve the livability of their spaces while propelling careers in construction of community members. Building Up’s vision is to break cycles of systemic inequity, by leveling the playing field through a holistic network of supports that prioritize long term impact for its participants. The profits generated by our work fund this social cause. 90% of Building Up graduates have moved into apprenticeships and/or full-time employment.