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 support and celebrate a diverse SETT workforce. CCWESTT’s mission is to expand the attraction, retention and promotion of women in the engineering, trades and technology workforces. From education, to retention and leadership, CCWESTT’s goal is to empower and support women who study and work in these fields through conferences, professional development opportunities, building networks and mentorship relationships, and being a voice for women in SETT in Canada.
Engineers Canada has created the 30 by 30 initiate, a national program with the goal of raising the percentage of women who are newly licensed engineers to 30% by the year 2030. Thirty per cent is universally held as the tipping point for sustainable change—reaching 30 by 30 will help drive the shift in the overall membership of the engineering profession as more and more women continue to enter the profession.
Engineers Canada has long fostered collaboration with engineering regulators and other engineering stakeholders to work collectively and share authority, decision-making, and accountability to reach 30 by 30. Engineers Canada facilitates the work of the 30 by 30 Champions network, facilitates data collection and distribution on the composition of the profession, and advocates to the federal government on issues relevant to women in engineering. The program focuses on barriers to entry and retention for women in the profession.
Champion Perspective • Industry Resources • Employer Resources • Networking for Advancing Career • Networking for Social Reasons • Professional Development
Design Engineer, EIT
SCWIST collaborates with STEM leaders to engage and inspire women and girls with programs, advocacy, and support networks across Canada. SCWIST offers a number of programs, events, and resources including a job board, diversity and inclusion resources, employer resources and information about scholarships, and advocacy work.
Employer Resources • Educator Resources • Champion Perspective • STEM Scholarships • Industry Resources • Mentorship • Policy/Advocacy • Professional Development • Speaking to Youth in community organizations or schools • Networking Events for Advancing Career • Scholarships
Design Engineer, EIT
The purpose of MetSoc is to serve our members, society and others involved in the research, development and application of the science and technologies for the environmentally responsible extraction, fabrication, utilization and recycling of metals and materials.
This is achieved by:
• Advancing and promoting the metallurgical and materials professions in Canada
• Producing timely quality publications
• Creating networking opportunities
• Being the world’s expert source for technical knowledge and best practices
MetSoc’s The Women of Innovation project
Industry Resources • Professional Development • Networking for Advancing Career • Mentorship
WWest’s mission is to engage industry, the community and students to increase the awareness and participation of women and other under-represented groups in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields of study and careers. WWEST works regionally and nationally on policy, research, advocacy, facilitation, and pilot programs that support women in science and engineering.
High School Resources • Elementary School Resources • Employer Resources • Educator Resources • Industry Resources • Scholarships • Mentorship • Professional Development • Networking for Advancing Career • Speaking to youth in community organizations or schools • Policy/Advocacy
Women in Mining BC (WIMBC) is an organization that provides women in the mining industry with a way to connect to each other, share knowledge and experiences and build relationships that encourage growth and diversity. WIMBC is taking an active role in sharing published reports on how the mining industry can do more to attract, retain and advance the careers of women in the industry. The goal is to move past problem identification to having all members (men and women) of the mining community working together to implement strategies.