Carpentry has been a passion of mine since I was a young child. After years of residential construction I decided that I needed to further my skills. Joining the Carpenters Union was the next logical step to make that happen. As a member of Local 93, I have been given the opportunity and privilege to work on numerous beautiful public and private sector buildings in and around the Ottawa area to include; small town hockey arenas, universities, colleges and hospitals as well as the new TD Place.
As a woman in this industry we can be faced with some challenges, but having the support and respect from my Union and brother/sisterhood I have gained confidence and continue striving to be the best I can be. I look forward to new projects with intense excitement and intrigue. I am proud to be a member of the Carpenters Union-Local 93 and look forward to completing my apprenticeship and becoming a Red Seal certified Carpenter.
- Janis Parry-Hood