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Our History

Over 30 Years of History

The Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology (CCWESTT) was established in 1992.

 

Since our inception, we have had a tremendous impact on breaking down barriers for women, girls and gender diverse people in SETT.

  • We have served over 120 members since 1992 
  • We have hosted 19 biennial conferences in locations across Canada
  • We have facilitated 4 policy forums that have translated into bold actions for women, girls and gender diverse people in SETT
Past Presidents (left to right) Hiromi Matsui, Margaret-Ann Armour, Judith Myers, Susan Best and Nan Armour (2008).
Past Presidents (left to right) Hiromi Matsui, Margaret-Ann Armour, Judith Myers, Susan Best and Nan Armour (CCWESTT Conference 2008, Guelph, ON).
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Past Conferences

For over 30 years, in various locations across Canada, a community supporting gender equity and diversity in science, engineering, trades and technology (SETT) has been gathering together.

 

Since its founding, CCWESTT has continued the tradition of hosting bi-ennial conferences, where participants learn and are inspired to take action towards creating a diverse and inclusive SETT workforce. We look back fondly on our past conferences.

30th Anniversary

Celebrating 30 years of impact

In 2022 CCWESTT celebrated three decades of our community working together to transform Canada’s SETT landscape. We are one of the most established, respected and largest national coalitions working to advance gender equity, diversity and inclusion in SETT in Canada. For our 30th anniversary, we reflected on our many memories, and made plans for a bold future. These memories are summed up in the video below where members reflect on and share the importance of CCWESTT.

We are proud that our members are taking action as a coalition to build a society with gender equity, diversity and inclusion in every aspect in SETT. We collectively support over 500,000 people in our network both at the organizational and individual level.

30th Anniversary

In 2022 CCWESTT celebrated three decades of our community working together to transform Canada’s SETT landscape. We are one of the most established, respected and largest national coalitions working to advance gender equity, diversity and inclusion in SETT in Canada. For our 30th anniversary, we reflected on our many memories, and made plans for a bold future. These memories are summed up in this video where members reflect on and share the importance of CCWESTT.

 

We are proud that our members are taking action as a coalition to build a society with gender equity, diversity and inclusion in every aspect in SETT. We collectively support over 500,000 people in our network both at the organizational and individual level.

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30th Anniversary Video

Past Presidents

We honour our past presidents for their brave leadership.

Susan Best

1992 – 1997

Lisa Carter

2002 – 2003

Nan Armour

2008 – 2012

Neemee Batstone

2018 – 2020

Margaret-Ann Armour

1997 – 2000

Joy Brown

2003 – 2006

Kim Andreas

2012 – 2014

Larissa Vingilis-Jaremko

2020 – 2024

Hiromi Matsui

2000 – 2002

Judy Myers

2006 – 2008

Liette Vasseur

2014 – 2018

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