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Incorporating Indigenous Cultures and Realities in STEM

Indigenous people make up 4 percent of adults in Canada. But less than 2 percent of people working in STEM occupations are Indigenous. STEM occupations provide important and rewarding work. And people in STEM occupations—such as engineers, doctors, and scientists—have political as well as economic influence, and can play strong leadership roles. Indigenous communities want to see more of their members in these decision-making positions.

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Dawn Canada: Do the Rights Thing

Do the Rights Thing is a project focused on developing and implementing a system-level response to address systemic barriers to services and employment faced by women with disabilities and Deaf women. Working closely with employers, human rights organizations, women with disabilities/Deaf women, and other stakeholders, this project creates practical tools, educational material, and public awareness campaigns on the human rights obligations of employers and service providers.

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Equal by 30

Putting gender equality at the heart of the global transition to a clean energy future. The Equal by 30 Campaign is part of the Clean Energy, Education and Empowerment Initiative which works to advance the participation of women in the clean energy transition and close the gender gap. Equal by 30 is a public commitment by public and private sector organizations to work towards equal pay, equal leadership and equal opportunities for women in the clean energy sector by 2030. Equal by 30 asks organizations, companies and governments to endorse principles, then take concrete action to accelerate the participation of women in the clean energy sector, and close the gender gap.

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Society of Women Engineers Toronto

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Toronto connects and supports women engineers and engineering graduates in Toronto, Canada, enabling them to rise together as a community. We encourage meaningful and engaging conversations through a series of meet-ups, speaker series and workshops.

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Techsploration

Techsploration is a Nova Scotia-based not-for-profit that delivers hands-on, mentor-led programming to young women in Grades 9 through 12.  The goal of Techsploration is to increase the number of women working in science, engineering, trades, and technology-related occupations by assisting young women from diverse backgrounds to explore a wide range of career options in fields where women are significantly underrepresented.

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U of T undergraduate has a message for women and girls considering STEM fields: ‘You can’

As a young girl in Mexico, Adriana Diaz Lozano Patino was clear on what she wanted to do when she grew up. “Since I was very young, I loved the idea of becoming a scientist – even though when you’re 10 years old, you don’t really know what that actually means,” says Patino, now a third-year engineering science student in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering who is majoring in biomedical engineering.

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Underrepresentation of visible Minorities in STEM: Finding New Solutions

The challenges that visible minorities face in joining the STEM labor force are significant largely because of stubborn unconscious biases in education and businesses. Like all biases, they are not changed overnight. Despite large investments in education by government and businesses, the global workforce participation of visible minorities in STEM fields has shown little progress since 2001. It is time for new approaches to overcome the stubborn barriers to inclusion of visible minorities in STEM.

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Association for Women in Science

For individuals seeking equity for women in science, engineering, technology and math, AWIS provides career development, networking, mentorship, and leadership opportunities. In addition, their thought leadership, research, and advocacy benefit all women in science.

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Women Startup Network

The Women Startup Network (WSN) mission is to enable women-led startups. WSN guides women to success through powerful leadership training and mentoring. This program is designed to foster an entrepreneurial mindset in women in Engineering and in Computer Science so that they create a positive societal impact.

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Women in Tech World

Women in Tech World is a national nonprofit dedicated to creating community-driven plans and educational programming to support and advance women in technology.

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Hi-Skule™: Why Engineering?

The Hi-Skule™ Committee strives in their outreach to explain and promote engineering both as a profession and undergraduate program; facilitate opportunities for mentorship and connections to current engineering students and professors, and build and sustain the engineering mindset in youth through cutting-edge content designed by current engineering students.

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Aviation at University of Waterloo

Aviation at the University of Waterloo is the largest university-level aviation program in Canada. The university’s strength in science, environment, geomatics, and technology, along with training from one of the top flight schools in the country, prepares their students for outstanding careers in the aviation and aerospace industries.

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Launch! Girls Saturday Program

This hands-on science and engineering program aims to inspire confidence in problem-solving strategies, teamwork, and a range of STEM-based topics (science technology engineering and math). Run by instructors and mentors who are women studying science and engineering who are excited to share their enthusiasm for their program of study!

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Hack Your Future

Hack Your Future is Canada’s a coding academy dedicated to supporting refugees. They provide refugee youth with programming and coding skills to launch IT careers and succeed in the 21st century job market. The training program is 6 months long, with weekly technical sessions facilitated by professionals, instructors, and tech companies in their partnership network.

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University of Waterloo: Women in Science Society

Aims to encourage females in the faculty of science by providing a supportive and inclusive community, showcasing the importance and value of women in science, inspiring young women to pursue science, and working to identify and eliminate barriers to female participation in science.

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Canadian Women in Aviation

CWIA is a collective of women who work in Canadian aviation. The community is founded on the philosophy that we are greater than the sum of our parts. They strongly believe that diverse and inclusive industries are more innovative, competitive and profitable. That’s why their conference is focused on providing a forum for women to network, discuss aviation best practices, and plan for individual and industry improvement.

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