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Who We Are

We are Building to Last

Welcome to NDC Trades, the Black Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to educating black, immigrant, indigenous youth, and their communities about the vast career opportunities in the skilled trades.

How NDC Started

Led by our visionary founder, a master electrician with 16 years of industry experience, we have partnered with local trades unions to create a transformative platform that opens doors and sparks inspiration within underserved communities. Through our programming, mentorship initiatives, job site tours, and community engagement, we strive to empower individuals, one step at a time.

We recognize and understand the unique challenges and barriers that Black youth often face when pursuing good careers. We believe in addressing these obstacles head-on and creating pathways to success. One of the primary barriers is the lack of knowledge and information about the vast opportunities available in the skilled trades. Many Black youth are unaware of the potential career paths, the skills required, and the financial stability that trades can provide. Through our initiatives, we aim to bridge this information gap, ensuring that Black youth are equipped with the knowledge and resources to make informed decisions about their futures.


NDC Trades (Neighbourhood Developing Careers) is not just a non-profit organization, it is a dedicated group of people who are committed to empowering under-served communities with knowledge about career opportunities in the skilled trades. Our vision is to create a future where everyone, regardless of their background gets the chance to build a better future for themselves through exposure to the opportunities in the skilled trades. We are committed to making this a reality for our community.


We strive to bridge the information gap created when underrepresented groups devalue the trades as a desirable career through communications, outreach, and events. It is Neighbourhood Developing Careers’ ongoing mission to provide education, guidance, and mentoring to Black, underrepresented, racialized and newcomer youth and their families, connecting them to opportunities for rewarding careers in the trades.

Breaking Barriers

Empowering Opportunities

At NDC Trades, we believe that dreams have the power to shape futures. With our hands-on experience and deep understanding of the challenges faced by underrepresented communities, we are committed to providing comprehensive resources, mentorship, and support to individuals who aspire to pursue careers in the skilled trades. 

Let's shape a future where dreams are realized and futures are built in the skilled trades industry.

Construction Manager

Together, our team is driven by a shared vision of creating a future where Black, immigrant, and Indigenous youth have equal access to rewarding careers in the skilled trades. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and supportive environment where every individual can thrive. With our diverse skills, experiences, and unwavering dedication, we are here to guide, inspire, and empower the next generation of skilled tradespeople.

Land Acknowledgement

In reverence to Truth and Reconciliation, NDC Trades acknowledges that our operations reside within the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat peoples. We honor and respect their stewardship of this land throughout history and recognize their enduring presence as vital contributors to our society. We are committed to moving forward in the spirit of reconciliation and respect with all First Nations, Métis, and Inuit People.

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