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Press & Video

Explore some of the content created around the Building Up movement.

Press & Video

When Training Works: Promising workforce development practices

In October 2020, Building Up was featured in a report conducted by Metcalf Innovation identifying transferable lessons and insights about how good training works.

In When Training Works: Promising workforce development practices, authors Metcalf Innovation Fellow Danielle Olsen and John MacLaughlin seek to deepen our understanding of how to connect job seekers to good jobs by illuminating the work of innovators – NPower Canada, Building Up, Elevate Plus Manufacturing, and ACCES Employment – who are leading the way in demonstrating how workforce solutions can be poverty reduction strategies.

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2018 Innovation Award: Ontario Non Profit Housing Association

This video provides some insight into the partnership between Building Up and Durham Region Non-Profit Housing Corporation. In recognition of the work completed under this partnership, Building Up was selected for ONPHA’s 2018 Innovation Award. We are extremely appreciative of the support provided by Durham Housing and ONPHA, and look forward to continue driving social impact together.

Toronto Star

Building Up has been featured in this recent article that highlights how social enterprise, social procurement and community benefits can transform a transit project into a community revitalization.

Social enterprises drive new way of working

Marc Soberano had a straightforward premise in mind when he launched Building Up, a social enterprise that provides trades training and work for folks facing employment barriers. “Lots of people in our community need work, and there’s lots of construction work out there that needs to be done,” says the executive director of Building Up, which he started three years ago….

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CBC’s The National

Building Up told through the voices of three inspiring graduates working as apprentices in the construction trades.


The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Our ED, Marc Soberano and Graduate Calvin Brown, in an interview with Steve Paikin

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Press Releases

Press Release: Statement on Anti-Black Racism

The entire Building Up family passionately condemn all forms of oppression and anti-Black racism.

Read the Statement