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CAWIC calls on industry to help promote women in construction

February 22, 2014 | By Anthony Capkun

February 21, 2014 – The Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC) is actively seeking industry employers, unions and educational partners to collaborate on addressing the shortage of skilled trades in Canada by promoting the advancement of woman in leadership roles in construction.

Earlier this month, CAWIC was awarded a grant that will fund a three-year project to conduct research and develop an action plan to improve women’s advancement into leadership roles within the construction industry.

To execute this program, CAWIC is seeking industry partners who share their vision for “promoting change, breaking down barriers for women, and creating an action plan that makes economic sense both for the employer and the employee in construction”.

Industry employers, unions and construction education groups with operations in Alberta, Ontario and Newfoundland & Labrador have the opportunity to partner with CAWIC on this initiative.


“There has never been a greater opportunity for groups across the construction industry to come together to reach the common goal of advancing the roles of women in the workplace,” said Tammy Evans, CAWIC president.

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