SECTOR RESOURCES

The Project team has compiled sector resources to support the advancement of women in the sector including groups organizations; diversity and inclusion toolkits; and scholarships and bursaries.

Champion Perspective:

We invited project Champions to share their personal perspective of their involvement with groups/organizations to advance women in engineering and technology. Champion perspectives are tagged on various sector resources below.

Achieve Anything Foundation

The Achieve Anything Foundation (AAF) was formed to develop and implement year-round projects and programs of lasting value towards inspiring female future leaders in STEM, and STEM-based fields such as Aviation, Aerospace, Marine and Defence. AAF inspires women with hands on experience from shop floor to top floor, to what...

Actua

Actua provides training, resources and support to its national network of members located at universities and colleges across Canada in the delivery of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education outreach programming. Actua is Canada’s largest STEM outreach organization inspiring future innovators. Each year, these members engage over 460,000 youth...

Athena Pathways

Athena Pathways is a partnership of academia, government and industry to educate women in the science and commercialization of artificial intelligence. The Athena Pathways project will help more Canadian women see the potential of the tech sector helping support Canadian tech companies fill job vacancies and, in turn, become more...

BC Women in Technology (BCWiT)

Women in Technology (BCWiT) Team is a core group of women, members of Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC), representing various disciplines in the technology field. BCWiT recognizes that it is critical to capture the interest of your girls at a younger age with hands on events...

Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology

The Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology (CCWESTT) is a leader for and a voice of a national community for women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology (SETT). As a national organization made up of individuals, groups, institutions and industries, CCWESTT builds alliances and partnerships which...


DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION RESOURCES AND TOOLKITS

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Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) is a research article posted by Catalyst.

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Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) is a...

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Employers’ Resource Center (Europe)

A Toolkit for Gender Equality in Practice. 100 initiatives by social partners and in the workplace across Europe.

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Employers’ Resource Center (Europe)

A Toolkit for Gender Equality in Practice. 100 initiatives by...

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Workplace Gender Equality (Australia)

Gender strategy toolkit: A direction for achieving gender equality in your organization.

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Workplace Gender Equality (Australia)

Gender strategy toolkit: A direction for achieving gender equality in...

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HR Tech

The purpose of the Diversity and Inclusion Tech Project is to increase the attraction, retention and advancement of women, Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, people of colour, newcomers to Canada, and individuals who identify as LGBTQ/2S in addition to all under-represented groups in skilled occupations in B.C.’s technology sector.

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HR Tech

The purpose of the Diversity and Inclusion Tech Project is...

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The STEM Gap: Women and Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Girls and women are systematically tracked away from science and math throughout their educations, limiting their training and options to go into these fields as adults.

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The STEM Gap: Women and Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Girls and women are systematically tracked away from science and...

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Climbing the Technical Ladder

Climbing the Technical Ladder: Obstacles and Solutions for Mid-Level women in Technology.

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Climbing the Technical Ladder

Climbing the Technical Ladder: Obstacles and Solutions for Mid-Level women...

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Closing the Promotability Gap

CLOSING THE PROMOTABILITY GAP: How Organizations Can Accelerate Gender Balanced Leadership.

 

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Closing the Promotability Gap

CLOSING THE PROMOTABILITY GAP: How Organizations Can Accelerate Gender Balanced...

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WWEST Industry Resources

A list of documents on how your organization can support gender diversity.

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WWEST Industry Resources

A list of documents on how your organization can support...

McKinsey Global Institute-The Power of Parity: Advancing women’s equality in Canada

Canada, a global leader on gender equality, has seen progress stall over the past 20 years. Further tapping into women’s potential could reenergize Canada’s economy and its businesses.

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McKinsey Global Institute-The Power of Parity: Advancing women’s equality in Canada

Canada, a global leader on gender equality, has seen progress...

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Anita Borg Institute Solutions Women Technologists Count

Over the past 15 years, as the Anita Borg Institute has worked to improve the representation and advancement of women in computing, we’ve learned how important it is to retain women in the technical career pipeline.

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Anita Borg Institute Solutions Women Technologists Count

Over the past 15 years, as the Anita Borg Institute...

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Anita Borg Institute Solutions

Solutions to recruit technical women. Focuses on researched and evidenced based solutions from academic research and companies that have shown success.

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Anita Borg Institute Solutions

Solutions to recruit technical women. Focuses on researched and evidenced...

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CIO Diversity and inclusion: 8 best practices for changing your culture

A strong diversity and inclusion strategy can help your organization attract top talent and drive innovative results. Here’s how to launch a D&I initiative that works.

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CIO Diversity and inclusion: 8 best practices for changing your culture

A strong diversity and inclusion strategy can help your organization...

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Ceridian Six Ways to Support Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

For diversity practices to be successful, you also need to facilitate an inclusive work culture. In recognition of Celebrate Diversity Month at Ceridian, we asked our employee resource group leaders for some ways employers can take action right now.

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Ceridian Six Ways to Support Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

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Harvard Business Review Diversity Efforts That Really Work

In the wake of major social and political changes over the past decades, leading companies are taking steps to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion. Yet Progress Toward Gender Parity in most sectors remains tepid. Programs designed to increase diversity and inclusion in the workplace often fail. So that leads to a natural question: What’s actually working?

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Harvard Business Review Diversity Efforts That Really Work

In the wake of major social and political changes over...

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Ideal Workplace Diversity Through Recruitment

Workplace diversity has become a hot button issue and a top priority for recruitment departments.

A recent survey by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) found that 57% of recruiters say their talent acquisition strategies are designed to attract diverse candidates. Achieving greater diversity in the workplace is not just a noble and compliance-related goal.

 

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Ideal Workplace Diversity Through Recruitment

Workplace diversity has become a hot button issue and a...

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Socialchorus 15 Ways to Improve Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Diversity in the workplace statistics show that most companies need to desperately consider aspects of inclusivity to create a diverse workforce.

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Socialchorus 15 Ways to Improve Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Diversity in the workplace statistics show that most companies need...

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Nova Scotia Works Diversity Assessment Tool

Completing the Welcoming Workplaces Diversity Assessment tool is a good way to get started. Work your way through the tool until you can answer yes to all the questions.

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Nova Scotia Works Diversity Assessment Tool

Completing the Welcoming Workplaces Diversity Assessment tool is a good...

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SHRM How to Develop a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative

Employers use diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives for both compliance obligations and to increase the overall bottom line with a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce.

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SHRM How to Develop a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative

Employers use diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives for both compliance...

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Paradigm for Parity

The Paradigm for Parity® coalition is comprised of business leaders, board members and academics committed to addressing the corporate leadership gender gap. The coalition is differentiated by three factors: (1) a commitment from the top, (2) a clear plan of action that drives impact, and (3) mutual accountability for measurable results. It is the first organization of its kind to outline a specific set of actions that, when implemented concurrently, will accelerate the pace of achieving gender parity. The Paradigm for Parity® 5-Point Action Plan will catalyze change and enable committed companies to more effectively increase the number of women of all races, cultures and backgrounds in leadership positions.

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Paradigm for Parity

The Paradigm for Parity® coalition is comprised of business leaders, board...

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Trailhead Cultivate Equality at Work

Reflect on the value of diversity and inclusion at work and what you can do to promote equality.

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Trailhead Cultivate Equality at Work

Reflect on the value of diversity and inclusion at work...

Canadian Gender and Good Governance Alliance

We believe that enhancing the numbers and impact of women in senior executive positions will provide the pipeline for sustained gender balance on boards. The Alliance is committed to partnering with businesses, investors, governments and regulators in addressing this essential aspect of the ecosystem.

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Canadian Gender and Good Governance Alliance

We believe that enhancing the numbers and impact of women...

Catalyst Toolkit for Startups Recruiting Diverse Talent

When you’re growing rapidly, it can be incredibly easy to default to what’s “easy.” When startups do this, they tend to build a team of people who are fairly homogeneous and usually looks like the founders. If you build a diverse team with inclusive values and process from the beginning, it will be easier to continue growing a diverse team over time. By contrast, it’s really difficult to reverse course when you’re larger.

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Catalyst Toolkit for Startups Recruiting Diverse Talent

When you’re growing rapidly, it can be incredibly easy to...

Dell Diversity and Inclusion Report

Building a workforce that’s representative of the diverse and global customers we serve is not only morally correct, it’s a business imperative. Homogenous companies can easily fall prey to groupthink and talent shortages. Both are bad for business. Inclusive companies innovate at the highest levels and have incredibly positive employee engagement and retention. Both drive positive business outcomes.

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Dell Diversity and Inclusion Report

Building a workforce that’s representative of the diverse and global...

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Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion

The research that feeds our reports and toolkits zeros in on the topics of diversity and inclusion, and employment equity, identified as the most pressing issues in Canadian workplaces, according to our key contacts at our Employer Partners. We partner with leading academic institutions on our research publications where there are overlapping areas of study.

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Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion

The research that feeds our reports and toolkits zeros in...

Career White Papers

ASTTBC collaborated with WWEST on these publications to provide individuals interested in pursuing technical occupations with up to date information about these exciting in-demand careers.

 

 


 

STEM SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES

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ASTTBC FOUNDATION

ASTTBC Foundation provides thousands of dollars annually to support students in ASTTBC recognized programs. Here are the programs eligible for ASTTBC Foundation bursaries and awards. Students should apply through the Awards Office of their college or institute or check with their instructors. To be eligible to receive an ASTTBC Foundation bursary or award, applicants must be a full-time student and a registrant of ASTTBC.  ASTTBC Student Membership is FREE for students registered in a full-time technology program recognized by ASTTBC.

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ASTTBC Foundation provides thousands of dollars annually to support students...

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CANADIAN ENGINEERING MEMORIAL FOUNDATION (CEMF) UNDERGRADUATE AMBASSADOR AWARDS

4 awards available to female students currently enrolled full-time in an accredited Engineering Program within Canada and cannot be in their final year of study.

CANADIAN ENGINEERING MEMORIAL FOUNDATION (CEMF) UNDERGRADUATE AMBASSADOR AWARDS

4 awards available to female students currently enrolled full-time in...

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CANADIAN MANUFACTURERS & EXPORTERS (CME)

To help attract women to careers in manufacturing CME in partnership with Fiera Foods established a scholarship awards program for women in manufacturing. This scholarship was created to support the education of women who are planning to pursue a career in manufacturing.

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CANADIAN WOMEN IN STEM SCHOLARSHIP

FIRST Robotics Canada recognizes the tremendous benefits of diversity, and since its inception in 2001 has encouraged equality and inclusion in all its programs. FIRST Canada and the Murai family are proud to announce the “Canadian Women in STEM Award” scholarship of $10,000 to encourage and support high school girls who wish to pursue post-secondary education and a career in a STEM field. The ideal candidate would be someone who has demonstrated strong leadership, is fanatical about science and technology and wants to motivate positive change in the community.

CANADIAN WOMEN IN STEM SCHOLARSHIP

FIRST Robotics Canada recognizes the tremendous benefits of diversity, and since...

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CFUW MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP

CFUW MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP

Honours those for whom the CFUW Charitable Trust receives memorial donations. At the time of application, the candidate must be enrolled in Masters studies in science, mathematics or engineering. This fellowship is tenable in Canada or abroad.

CFUW MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP

CFUW MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP Honours those for whom the CFUW Charitable...

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DE BEERS GROUP

De Beers Group offers scholarships for women entering Year One of a STEM or STEM-related baccalaureate program at a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution. Scholarships are renewable.

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De Beers Group offers scholarships for women entering Year One...

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GERTRUDE M. COX SCHOLARSHIP

The Cox Scholarship, sponsored by the ASA Committee on Women in Statistics and Caucus for Women in Statistics, was established in 1989 to encourage more women to enter statistically oriented professions.

Two scholarship recipients are selected each year: one to a woman in or entering the early stages of graduate training (MS or PhD) and one to a woman in a more advanced stage of training. Scholarship recipients receive a certificate and $1,000.

GERTRUDE M. COX SCHOLARSHIP

The Cox Scholarship, sponsored by the ASA Committee on Women...

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JOHN EVANS ENGINEERING ENTRANCE AWARD

John Evans, P.Eng was a Director and Vice-President of the Foundation, a committed supporter of women in engineering and a CEMF scholarship judge. His legacy included a donation for an award to be made to a young Canadian woman entering an accredited engineering program in Canada from high school and it is not based on academic achievement. This $5,000 award also includes a potential summer engineering work placement opportunity with Fortis Inc. at one of their Canadian utilities, after your second or third year of study.

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JOHN EVANS ENGINEERING ENTRANCE AWARD

John Evans, P.Eng was a Director and Vice-President of the...

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LYNN G. BELLENGER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP

One-year $5,000 scholarship available to a female undergraduate engineering technology student enrolled full-time in a post-secondary educational institution and pursuing a bachelor or an associate degree in a course of study which has traditionally been a preparatory curriculum for the HVAC&R profession.

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LYNN G. BELLENGER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP

One-year $5,000 scholarship available to a female undergraduate engineering technology...