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Posting of News Items Relevant to Women in the Canadian Construction Industry.
  • 10 May 2011 1:19 PM | Mira Fabian (Administrator)
    Toronto lawyer Tammy Evans, a partner in the firm of Blaney McMurtry, has been elected president of the Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC).
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  • 20 Mar 2011 12:12 AM | Mira Fabian (Administrator)
    "I was the lone male celebrating International Women's Day with more than 40 professional women who work in the construction industry.

    Women of all ages and representing all facets of the industry came to the BILD office to learn about the benefits of joining the Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC) and it's new partnership with us." ...
    click here to read the full story by Stephen Dupuis, President of BILD.

  • 08 Mar 2011 12:27 PM | Mira Fabian (Administrator)
    Plenty to celebrate for women in business - Toronto Star, March 8, 2011

    "There is unlimited opportunity (for women in construction) but it’s often not recognized as a career choice. I think it’s important to let women know the unlimited opportunities that exist in construction and engineering. We have an opportunity to make a difference with what we build.” Dawn Tattle, President, Anchor Shoring & Caissons Ltd.
    Click here to read full article.
  • 23 Jan 2011 6:57 PM | Mira Fabian (Administrator)
    They may install glass, they may even install ceilings, but unlike their sisters in the corporate corridors - who have broken the glass ceiling - women in construction haven't made strides in the same numbers.

    Those who do choose a career in construction have a new ally.

    The Building Industry and Land Development Association, which is the voice of the residential land development, home building and professional renovation industry in the Greater Toronto Area, recently reamed up with the Canadian Association of Women in Construction. Read the full story by Donna Laporte.

     
  • 23 Jan 2011 4:59 PM | Mira Fabian (Administrator)
    Taking a chapter from its sister organization in Grand Valley, the Niagara Constructin Association (NCA) is poised tolauch a women in construction group...Sponsors of the inaugural event include the Canadian Association of Women in Construction ... read full story by Patricia Williams.
  • 10 Dec 2010 9:38 AM | Mira Fabian (Administrator)
    . . . I’m pretty proud that, with 1,350 member companies, BILD is the fifth largest local homebuilding association in North America, but I’m equally proud of a new partnership we just formed with the Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC), which has fewer than 100 members but is growing quickly. . .  Click here to read the full article by Stephen Dupuis, President of BILD.
  • 03 Dec 2010 10:15 AM | Mira Fabian (Administrator)
    When the Canadian Association of Women in construction (CAWIC) celebrated its fifth anniversary, it did so in style at Toronto's Bata Shoe Museum.
    Members and guests mingled over cocktails and hors d'euvres, reminiscing about the past and toasting the organization's successes. Front and centre were the three women who have served as president. Click here for full story and picture.
  • 02 Dec 2010 4:16 PM | Mira Fabian (Administrator)
    Two Ryerson women have each won a $1,000 bursary for their work in a male-dominated field.

    Second-year interior design student Lisa Hering and fourth-year architecture student Hong-Li Wong received the awards from the Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC) on Nov. 17, for their involvement in construction and related fields. Click here to read full story.
  • 01 Dec 2010 3:58 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). As a result of this partnership, the two associations will engage in membership cross-promotion as well as a number of public relations initiatives to benefit both organizations. Click here to read full story.
  • 23 Nov 2010 10:30 AM | Mira Fabian (Administrator)

    OGCA tips cap to Canadian Association of Women in Construction
    Women represent a largely untapped resource when it comes to meeting demand for construction professionals, says Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA) president Clive Thurston. . .

    Speaking at CAWIC’s fifth anniversary celebration, Thurston commended the association for its ongoing efforts to encourage women to consider careers in construction. The organization’s mission is to facilitate the success of women in the industry. Click here to read full story.


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