The following organizations, listed in alphabetical order, are currently members of our coalition. Not a member? Become a member here.
Association de la francophonie à propos des femmes en sciences, technologies, ingénierie et mathématiques. Notre mission: Regrouper des personnes physiques ou morales, dans la francophonie, intéressées à promouvoir la participation, la rétention et l’avancement des femmes dans les champs liés aux STIM (Sciences, Technologies, Ingénierie et Mathématiques)
2018-2019 has AWSN celebrating their 25th year of challenging the status quo in STEM fields. AWSN continues to work for the social and economic value that diversity and inclusion of all people in the fields of STEM can bring, including women, youth, Canadian newcomers, Indigenous peoples and those in rural locations across Alberta.
Faculty of Mathematics & Science
Located close to Niagara Falls, Ontario, Brock is the only university in Canada within the core of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve. The Faculty of Math and Science at Brock, with six departments and two centres, offers 21 undergraduate and graduate programs, 16 of which have the Co-Op options. As faculty members are close to their students, undergraduate students in every department have ample opportunities to get involved in research at early stages of their education. Brock embraces gender equality and diversity and welcomes domestic and international students.
Brilliant Labs is an Atlantic Canadian-based charity. We are a hands-on, experiential learning platform providing youth with opportunities to develop coding and digital skills. When creativity, innovation and technology are applied to projects supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), along with a socially responsible entrepreneurial spirit, educators and youth can affect change within their classrooms, curricula, communities, throughout Atlantic Canada, and beyond.
Our mission work with young people, educators, and community leaders to develop creativity, innovation, digital skills, and a socially responsible entrepreneurial mindset. Our vision is to provide every educator and youth in Atlantic Canada, and beyond, with the opportunity to develop the necessary coding and digital skills required to create, innovate and inspire a future of sustainable development and growth throughout our region and our communities.
Carleton is a smart, caring and connected community that inspires and empowers individuals to become change leaders who drive impact in the world. Carleton’s faculty and staff strive to provide a superior learning experience for our learners who hail from every province and from over 100 countries around the world. Situated on a beautiful campus bordered by the Rideau River and Canal, Carleton is just minutes from the heart of our nation’s government and enjoys easy access to the many organizations, associations and businesses which thrive in Ottawa. Learn more about Carleton’s academic opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Recognizing that many women continue to face systemic obstacles in pursuing careers in STEM disciplines, we have created a dedicated page with additional resources for women considering applying to STEM-related academic opportunities
Camosun College is located in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. Our two campuses serve approximately 18,500 learners a year in certificate, diploma, bachelor’s degree and continuing education programs. We offer over 160 innovative programs to help meet the needs of students and communities in Victoria and beyond.
Canadian Association of Girls in Science (CAGIS)
The Canadian Association for Girls In Science (CAGIS) is Canada’s largest and longest-running STEM club for girls, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming youth aged 7-16. This award-winning club, founded in 1992, supports interest in Science, Technology, Trades, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) with both in-person, local clubs and virtual programming. CAGIS Local Clubs meet monthly to go on STEM adventures led by experts in a variety of fields. These events often occur at the workplaces of our STEM experts, giving members a behind-the-scenes view and allowing them to experience the lab and field environment for themselves. CAGIS Virtual members explore STEM online, at home with fun, hands-on activities led by real STEM experts. CAGIS members have built model planes with pilots, made robots and programmed them to execute tasks with engineers, collected samples in tall grass ecosystems with ecologists, explored the balance and motion of figure skating with physicists, and more.
Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF)
CEMF is dedicated to attracting women to the engineering profession so they may fully contribute to the development of Canadian society, and in so doing, honour the memory of the 14 women from L’Ecole Polytechnique whose contributions to Canada ended on December 6, 1989.
Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Conestoga College is a leader in polytechnic education and delivers a full range of career-focused education, training, and applied research programs in Ontario.
Engineers Canada is the national organization of the 12 engineering regulators that license the country’s 290,000 members of the profession. Together, we work to advance the profession in the public interest.
Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba
Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba regulates the profession of engineering and geoscience in Manitoba and serves and protects the public interest by governing and advancing the practices of professional engineering and geoscience in accordance with the Engineering and Geoscientific Professions Act of Manitoba.
Engineers Yukon is the operating name of the Association of Professional Engineers of Yukon. Engineers Yukon is a self-governing body of Professional Engineers that regulates and governs the engineering profession in Yukon under the authority of the Engineering Profession Act.
This is achieved by setting and maintaining high academic, experience, and professional practice standards for all members.
Only individuals licensed by Engineers Yukon are permitted by law to undertake and assume responsibility for engineering projects in Yukon.
In addition, the Engineering Profession Act requires that all partnerships, corporations, and other such entities, which practice engineering have a Permit to Practice regardless of their size or whether the organization is practicing for internal or external reasons
Family Services of Peel
Family Services of Peel (FSP) was established in 1971 as a non-profit, registered charitable organization. As a multi-service agency, FSP provides the people of Peel with professional counselling services, educational programs, employment support services, support for people with developmental disabilities and their families, as well as support for victims of violence and abuse.
Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation
Ingenium represents a collaborative space where the past meets the future in a celebration of creativity, discovery, and human ingenuity. Under the Ingenium brand, the three museums — the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, Canada Aviation and Space Museum and the Canada Science and Technology Museum — provide a sensory experience that immerses young and old alike in the countless ways science and technology connect with Canadians’ everyday lives.Ingenium is committed to encouraging and empowering women and girls in science, technology, engineering, and math. Ingenium’s Women in STEM initiative includes free resources, interactive timeline and a travelling exhibition.
La Cité est le plus grand collège d’arts appliqués et de technologies de langue française de l’Ontario. Située à Ottawa avec des campus satellites à Orléans, Hawkesbury et Toronto, La Cité offre plus de 140 programmes à quelque 5000 étudiants à temps plein provenant de l’ensemble de la francophonie canadienne et internationale.
We are a community of learners working together to address the human and environmental challenges we face now and into the future.
We are a bold, inclusive and progressive Faculty of Engineering where anyone, whoever they are and wherever they’re from, has the chance to learn what it takes to play their part in building that future together with others.
New Boots: Progressing Women in Trades is New Brunswick’s provincial bilingual network and resource hub that aims to promote, support and mentor girls and women in all skilled trades sectors, such as: automotive, construction, forestry, manufacturing, maintenance, truck, and transport, etc. Falling under the MAP Strategic Workforce Services Inc. umbrella, the goal of the industry led and government supported organization is dedicated to advocating for diverse, inclusive and welcoming workplaces through effective mentorship training, change management strategies and trades professional networks. MAPSWS currently delivers four program/services: New Brunswick Mentor Apprentice Program (NBMAP), New Boots: Progressing Women in Trades, First in Trades (FIT) and Skilled Trades Exploration Program (STEP).
New Brunswick Community College (NBCC)
With flexible educational programming that is responsive to the social and economic needs of the Province, New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) is a provincially-recognized public post-secondary institution reputed for producing skilled, knowledgeable graduates who are contributing to the Province’s prosperity. In addition to one- and two-year certificate and diploma programs, NBCC provides specialized and customized training to meet the needs of specific sectors and communities, and delivers apprenticeship training to more than 1,800 learners annually. Find out more by visiting www.nbcc.ca.
Northwestern Polytechnic (NWP), previously known as Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC), was established in 1966 with Dr. Henry Anderson as Dean. The institution expanded in 2009 by taking over the administration of Fairview College and currently operates campuses in Grande Prairie and Fairview, Alberta.
Our institution is Alberta's newest polytechnic and offers something for everyone. We announced our first Master's credential in 2021, adding to our university transfer, diploma and certificate programs, apprenticeship and pre-employment trades training, and adult high school equivalency completion. Credit programs are diverse and include the areas of Liberal Arts, Science, Education, Physical Education, Nursing, Human Services, Fine Arts, Business, Technology, Academic Upgrading, Trades and Technical training, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.
The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) is a non-profit, self-governing, professional association of over 25,000 members. OACETT is Ontario’s independent certifying body for engineering and applied science technicians and technologists and confers the designations C.Tech. (Certified Technician) and C.E.T. (Certified Engineering Technologist). OACETT promotes the interests of engineering and applied science technicians and technologists in industry, educational institutions, the public and government.
Women have faced significant obstacles in STEM careers over time and continue to be under-represented in these industries. According to Engineers Canada, only 18 per cent of working engineers licensed in Canada are women.
Our goal is to increase both the number of women pursuing engineering and the retention of existing women in the field.
Red River College
Red River College Polytechnic (RRC Polytech) is Manitoba’s largest institute of applied learning and research, with more than 200 full- and part-time degree, diploma and certificate options. Through hands-on and online learning opportunities and state-of-the-art instruction, we prepare our students to become leaders in their fields — while also ensuring they can meet changing industry demands, and contribute to the province’s economic growth.
The Saskatchewan Polytechnic Women in Trades & Technology program works with instructors, employers, professionals and non-profits to build curriculum for camps, workshops and mentorship programs. The goal is to teach women valuable skills, encourage women to think about different career options and address barriers that may limit women in trades and technology.>
SCWIST is a not-for-profit society that specializes in improving the presence and influence of women and girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) in Canada. SCWIST promotes participation and advancement through education, networking, mentorship, collaborative partnerships and advocacy. Empower. Connect. Include. Inspire. Sustain.
Join us as we take on the great challenges of our time – rebuilding the economy, equity and sustainability – while navigating through the pandemic safely.
We’re a renewed Seneca, delivering great polytechnic education that combines rigorous academics with practical training across a huge range of careers and professions.
From health care to technology, business to creative arts, community services to arts and sciences, we’ll help you get ready to make your mark in the world.
We’re proud of our expert faculty, excellent staff and outstanding facilities. We have deep connections to industry and offer thousands of co-op and work placements to get our graduates job-ready.
Full-time or part-time, in-person or online, choose the options that suit you. Our sophisticated digital infrastructure has allowed us to adapt to the more virtual world seamlessly.
If you’re up for a challenge, welcome to Seneca. Now is your time.
Established in 1998, Techsploration is an award-winning, Nova Scotia-based not-for-profit that delivers hands-on, mentor-led programming to young women in Grades 9 through 12. The goal of Techsploration is to increase the number of women working in science, engineering, trades, and technology-related occupations by assisting young women from diverse backgrounds to explore a wide range of career options in fields where women are significantly underrepresented.
Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor Inc. (WEST) has been offering various training programs to visible minority, newcomer, immigrant women and other women in vulnerable positions in the Windsor-Essex County, which is located at the far end of Southern Ontario, sharing a border with Detroit, Michigan in the US. WEST has been a leader in focusing on the recruitment, retention and advancement of women in SETT sectors such as skilled trades while helping them further their careers with apprenticeship opportunities. WEST offers a wide array of services including: Language and Skills Training; Settlement Services; Employment Services; Community Information and Referral; Skills Enhancement Training; Women in Skilled Trades; Women in Construction Trades, Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship program for Women, Young Women in Leadership And Development Program (L.E.A.D); Young Women in Motion, and the Science, Engineering, Artistry and Technology (SEAT) Program among others
Women in Resource Development (WRDC)
WRDC is a provincial, non-profit-organization in Newfoundland and Labrador committed to increasing women’s participation in trades and technology. WRDC offers a variety of programs and service to address challenges surrounding the attraction, recruitment, retention, and advancement of women in these sectors.
WISEST's mission is to advance diversity while empowering women in STEM with the goal of shifting the narrative around who can thrive in STEM. Based at the University of Alberta, WISEST sets students up for success by engaging students at critical points on their educational journey primarily from grade 6-12.
WISEAtlantic is primarily engaged in inspiring youth to consider STEM careers and making them aware of the diversity that exists within these fields. It also supports women in STEM careers through professional development opportunities.
WISE NL is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization that seeks to increase the participation of young and adult women in rewarding and exciting careers in science, engineering, technology, and mathematics.
Women’s Network PEI (WNPEI)
WNPEI is a not-for-profit organization that works to strengthen and support the efforts of PEI women to improve the status of women in our society.
Women in Aerospace Canada (WIA)
Women in Aerospace Canada (WIA-Canada) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to expanding women’s opportunities for leadership and professional development as well as increasing their visibility in the aerospace community by creating a professional network in Canada and across the globe.
Women in Engineering (WES)
The idea for hosting the Women in Engineering Summit was born in 2016 when founder Claudia Gomez-Villeneuve, a pipeline engineer at the time, saw the challenges and the rewards for a woman engineer to stay in the profession. Then she learned of the 30 by 30 Initiative by Engineers Canada and saw the opportunity to create a space where experiences and practical solutions for staying in the profession from graduation until retirement could be shared. The 30 by 30 Initiative will help Canada achieve the key developmental target of having 30 percent of newly licensed engineers in Canada to identify as women.
YWCA Halifax Shift Change project began in 2018 with a question of how to further women’s economic security in the field of skilled trades, funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE). The Shift Change project continues with the renewed support of WAGE and the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency.
YWCA Halifax has been engaged in employment programs for over 150 years with women, many of whom are in the experience of poverty. The YWCA Halifax is part of a national feminist movement and has joined the Nova Scotian women’s movement in skilled trades to help support women to access secure jobs with family-sustaining wages and increasing the number of women working and advancing in their careers in this sector.