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Posting of News Items Relevant to Women in the Canadian Construction Industry.
  • 22 Nov 2010 5:51 PM | Mira Fabian (Administrator)
    Visit any construction job site in Canada and you'll be hard-pressed to find a woman in a hardhat. While better represented in management offices and in professional roles, such as engineering and architecture, women still made up only 144,800 of the 1.2 million Canadians employed in the construction industry in 2008. Click here for full story.
  • 22 Nov 2010 11:31 AM | Mira Fabian (Administrator)
    Ryerson University students win Canadian Association of Women in Construction bursaries - Daily Commercial News November 22, 2010

    The Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC) has presented $1,000 bursaries to Ryerson University students Lisa Hering and Hong Li Wong.  Click here to read full article.
  • 15 Nov 2010 10:09 PM | Mira Fabian (Administrator)
    The Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC), whose mission is to facilitate the success of women in the Canadian cot operation in Canada on November 17th, 2010. . . more. . . 
  • 15 Nov 2010 4:31 PM | Mira Fabian (Administrator)
    The Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC) noted its fifith annual Golf Day Event on September 39, at a new location, the Glen Eagle Golf Club. Open to members and non-members . . . for full story see p. 5 of GTA Construction Report November 2010
  • 06 Oct 2010 9:32 PM | Mira Fabian (Administrator)
    The Building Industry and Land Development Association on Tuesday announced a strategic partnership with the Canadian Association of Women in Construction.

    The partnership will result in membership cross-promotion between the two associations, as well as a number of public relations initiatives to benefit the industry and its members, . . . click here for full story.
  • 03 Oct 2010 11:47 PM | Mira Fabian (Administrator)
    The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with the Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC).
    Click here for full story.
  • 01 May 2010 12:07 AM | Mira Fabian (Administrator)
    Gender-based hiring quotas are not a magic-bullet solution to attracting more women into construction careers, industry stakeholders say. “The growing numbers of women coming into construction are coming in on their own,” said Angela Wilson, a past-president of the Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC).To read full story, click here.
  • 28 Apr 2010 3:50 PM | Mira Fabian (Administrator)
    OTTAWA -- One of Canada’s largest industrial unions says the federal government and construction industry employers must act together to help break the glass ceiling that blocks women’s entry to careers in construction.

    In a presentation today to the Standing Committee on the Status of Women, the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada proposed that construction employers be required to ensure increased participation of women as a condition of their project, especially if they are recipients of government funding. Read full story.

  • 28 Apr 2010 3:32 PM | Mira Fabian (Administrator)
    The Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CCAWIC) is working with the Canadian Women's Foundation and RONA, a building supplies retailer and distributor, on an initiative to renovate shelters for abused women. Read full story on page 4.
  • 23 Feb 2010 11:55 PM | Mira Fabian (Administrator)
    CAWIC President Debbie Wadsworth and Member Cheryl Carbis were interviewed for a special February 2010 issue of the Ontario Construction Report featuring Women in Construction. Both women are extensively quoted in the article entitled Progress, increased acceptance, but still much to do, both women are extensively quoted on the subject of the acceptance of women working in the construction industry.
    Read the full article on page 5, Ontario Construction Report.  

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