Dreamer Day 2022

Get ready – Dreamer Day 2022 takes place on October 4th and 5th! 

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PROUDLY PRESENTED BY:

celebrating international day of the girl

In 2011, the United Nations declared October 11th as International Day of the Girl, a day to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges they face across the world. In celebration of this, Build a Dream presents Dreamer Day! 

For Build a Dream, Dreamer Day recognizes the women in the industry who work in underrepresented fields, such as skilled trades, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math), emergency response, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Dreamer Day will connect future leaders to the information and tools required to make informed career decisions and guide them to rewarding careers. 

what is dreamer day?

At Build a Dream, we dream of a world where we all win! We are passionate about young, female students exploring careers in which women are underrepresented, creating a gender-diverse workforce, and changing global perspectives on women’s contribution to society. That’s why Build a Dream is hosting Dreamer Day, a celebration in honour of International Day of the Girl. 

Join us for our live celebration and flag-raising ceremony as we open a world of opportunities to young women and empower them to DREAM BIG! Girls, and any young person identifying as female, can achieve anything they set their minds and hearts to. Build a Dream is here to help them reach for the stars and remind them that NOTHING can get in the way of their dreams!

thank you to our sponsors!

who is invited to dreamer day?

students

Whether you’re a young female student in high school or you’re on your post-secondary journey at College, University or in the workforce, this event is for you. You will leave Dreamer Day feeling empowered after hearing inspiring role models share their stories and blown away by the abundance of career opportunities show cased at the event.

parents, guardians, and their children

Youngsters and their parents/guardians are also invited to join us at this event. This event is child-friendly and jam-packed with interactive fun, but it is also engaging for a mature audience. We invite you and your family to join us together for Dreamer Day!  

Family-style tickets will be available for purchase. 

women in industry

Whether you’re a woman working on a job site, in a laboratory, in an office, in a corporate setting, or anywhere else, we want you at our event! We want to support you along your career journey and showcase that despite the gender-based obstacles that women face in the workplace, you can shatter glass ceilings. We invite all women in the workplace to join us for Dreamer Day! 

industry partners

We welcome industry partners from ALL sectors to attend Dreamer Day! Any business or company is invited. No matter big or small, new or mature, we want you at our event! Help demonstrate your commitment to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce and network with other industry professionals attending the event. 

Company tickets will be available to purchase in bundles of 10 so that you can invite your team to join you at the event! 

everyone else!

So you don’t fall into one of the previous categories? Don’t worry. You’re still invited to Dreamer Day! We welcome EVERYONE to explore our event, learn, and help positively impact the lives of girls and women in Canada. 

Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the heart of Build a Dream's values and play an important part in our mission to advocate for a better-shared future.

what to expect

Our main stage, exhibitor booths, and lounges are open all day! 

Interactive Booths & Lounges

Meet exhibitors, network with industry professionals, and explore new careers

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Live Entertainment

Get excited for the reveal of our special musical guest!

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Flag Raising

Watch the Dreamer Day Flag be raised to kick off our celebrations!

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Food Trucks

Enjoy lunch from various food trucks inside the venue!

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Engaging Discussions

Listen to our featured keynote speaker and panellists discuss crucial topics, such as finding your passion, entering the skilled trades, and gaining confidence!

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Great Photo-Ops

Take Instagram-worthy photos at our photobooths and selfie stations!

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event speakers

Mayaan Ziv

Founder and CEO of AccessNow

Alyssa Atkins

Founder and CEO, Lilia

Dr. Gillian Mandich

Happiness Researcher, Speaker, Educator, and Author

Claudette McGowan

Global Executive Officer at TD

Judaline Cassidy

The Feminist Plumber, Founder/Chief Visionary Officer of Tools & Tiaras Inc., Tradeswoman Activist, and Speaker

Desiree Norwegian

Founder and CEO of Atunda Inc.

Anjalee Narenthiren

Program Director at Startup Dojo

Nkechi Nwafor-Robinson

AVP Technology, Solution Train Engineer at TD

Nour Hachem-Fawaz

President and Founder of Build a Dream

Vanessa Vakharia

Founder and Director of The Math Guru

Kate Campbell

Skilled Tradeswoman and Builder

agenda

Agendas are subject to change based on availability.

Hors D'oeuvre

Keynote

Keynote

Speakers Will Be Revealed Soon

Entrées

Choose between beef, chicken, or our vegetarian options.

Welcoming and Kick-off

Welcoming and Kick-off

Nour Hachem-Fawaz

Our President and Founder, Nour Hachem-Fawaz, kicks off our celebrations with the story of Build a Dream.

Youth Choir Performance

Listen to a local youth choir, led by Christie Nelson, Program Manager at Family Fuse, debut the Build a Dream song!

If She can Dream it, She can Build it!

If She can Dream it, She can Build it!

Kate Campbell

Working as a woman in construction, a male-dominated industry, requires overcoming steep learning curve. Our keynote speaker hopes to share her experiences and give insight into how she built her future from the ground up.

secure your ticket!

Dreamer Ticket

Dreamer Ticket

$150

All-day access to the Dreamer Day celebration, including lunch, snacks, and a swag bag.

Early Bird pricing ends on September 4th, 2022.

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Dreamer Ticket
Student Dreamer Ticket

Student Dreamer Ticket

$100

General admission Dreamer Ticket at a student-friendly price! A valid student ID will be required upon check-in at the event.

Early Bird pricing ends on September 4th, 2022.

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Student Dreamer Ticket
Dreamer and Dream Builder Pass

Dreamer and Dream Builder Pass

$200

One general admission Dreamer Ticket for a student and one general admission Dreamer Ticket for their parent/guardian.

Early Bird pricing ends on September 4th, 2022.

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Dreamer and Dream Builder Pass
Bundle and Save

Bundle and Save

$1000

Bundle ten general admission Dreamer Tickets together to receive a discount! Excellent for companies wanting to purchase tickets for employees and their children.

Early Bird pricing ends on September 4th, 2022.

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Bundle and Save
Gala Event Ticket

Gala Event Ticket

$175

Gala Ticket includes access to our Dreamer Day Gala, including a plated three-course meal, an exclusive gift bag, and awards ceremony.

Early Bird pricing ends on September 4th, 2022.

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Gala Event Ticket
The Dream Experience

The Dream Experience

$275

A two-in-one ticket that includes general admission to the Dreamer Day celebration and Gala for the full dream experience.

Early Bird pricing ends on September 4th, 2022.

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The Dream Experience
Dreamer All-Access Pass

Dreamer All-Access Pass

$500

Includes a ticket to both the Dreamer Day celebration and the Gala, along with access to our dreamer lounge and our exclusive afterglow party. Please note, this ticket is only available to guests over the legal drinking age (19+) due to the location of the afterglow party.

Early Bird pricing ends on September 4th, 2022.

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Dreamer All-Access Pass

Tuesday, October 4th, 2022 Dreamer Day Gala

Wednesday, October 5th, 2022 dreamer day fest

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