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Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology Announces Project to Prevent and End Gender-based Violence (GBV)

Funding Support Received from Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE)

 

(Ottawa, ON – February 15, 2024) The Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology (CCWESTT) is pleased to announce it will receive funding from Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE) for its latest project. CCWESTT will be funded up to $722,587 for this multi-year project.

 

Skilled Trades Workplaces: engaging and mobilizing men as allies to prevent and end Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is CCWESTT’s successful application under WAGE’s Call for Proposals to Address Gender-based Violence Through Promising Practices. This project will allow us to build on the success of the We Are Trades project which provides skilled trades employers with a framework to create safe and inclusive workplaces for women and gender diverse people. CCWESTT is proudly partnering with BC Centre for Women in Trades and Technology (BCCWITT), Manitoba Construction Sector Council, YWCA Hamilton and YWCA Halifax on this important project.

 

“Gender-based violence has no place in the workplace,” says Bonnie Douglas, CCWESTT Project  Manager. “With a shortage of skilled workers in Canada, it’s imperative that workplaces are safe for women and gender diverse people. We’ll be working with our partners across Canada to engage with male allies in skilled trades to make workplaces safer for women and gender diverse people and ultimately everyone.” 

 

About CCWESTT

Established in 1992, the Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology (CCWESTT) is a voluntary, not-for-profit national coalition of individual members and groups from across the country who advocate for a diverse and inclusive Canadian Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology (SETT) workforce. Collectively supporting over 500,000 people in our network, CCWESTT builds alliances and partnerships, acts as a resource hub, and advocates with a strong, unified voice.