Untapped potential

In Canada, women account for 48 per cent of the labour force but only 28 per cent of the manufacturing workforce. For more than 30 years this job share rate has not changed. Attracting more women into manufacturing professions is not only critical to help companies grow and replace their aging workforce, it provides women with careers that are high value, high tech, highly skilled and high paying. To better understand the current realities of women in manufacturing CME released Untapped Potential, an action plan identifying five areas where action is needed in order to increase the number of women in manufacturing:

  • More female role models are needed to inspire and encourage young women
  • Access to modern manufacturing facilities to help change the perception of manufacturing
  • More efforts to encourage young girls to pursue an education in STEM and/or the skilled trades
  • Businesses need to adopt more inclusive workplaces
  • Business need to find creative ways to improve work-life balance for employees.

We Can Do It!

CME’s We Can Do It! Campaign aims to increase the number of women in manufacturing by 100,000 in the next 5 years.

We need your support!

Become a Champion. Pledge your support to help increase the number of women in the manufacturing. Celebrate your success. Share on social media, within your community and supply chain the steps you are taking to lead a diverse workforce. Choose to challenge your peers. Together, we can do it!

Become a Champion - SIGN UP NOW TO PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT!

Champion Commitment
  
As a Champion of Women in Manufacturing, I commit to:
  

  • Take action towards achieving meaningful and substantive improvements in supporting inclusion and diversity within my organization; and,
  • Work towards increasing the number of women, aiming for diversity across our organization in accordance with the government’s 50-30 challenge.


Leverage CME’s Gender Inclusion and Diversity toolkit to achieve your goals. The toolkit is made for manufacturers, by manufacturers. It is open source and provides a suite of practical tools. The tools provide a set of individual learnings and actions that manufacturers can take to help make the workplace better for everyone.
  
As a Champion of women of manufacturing, you will receive:
  

  • Certificate of Commitment to share in your workplace and a downloadable badge/certificate to display on your website demonstrating your commitment to increasing female representation the workforce.
  • Be listed as a champion on CME’s Women in Manufacturing website.
  • Access to CME’s Women in Manufacturing events.

Get Involved today

Contact: Camay Fortier Program Coordinator Women In Manufacturing 819-665-6662

FUNDED IN PART OF STATUS OF WOMEN CANADA

 

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