Breakout Sessions - DEI Best Practices
Date & Time
Monday, June 12, 2023, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Angeline Camille Meghan Chorney Richard Johannesson Stacie Kelm Meghan Low BethAnn Padget Carol Paul

C3: Indigenous Women: Builders in the Community - Carol Paul & Meghan Chorney
Room: Richardson Conference Centre, Salon A/B

Manitoba Construction Sector Council (MCSC) and the Manitoba Status of Women in partnership with Indigenous communities are advancing the number of Indigenous women employed in the construction sector across the province. Indigenous women are traditionally builders and leaders in community.   The women are the apprentices who are taught by elders and experienced leaders. The classroom of construction is outdoors where learning is continuous.  This collaboration is best told through the stories of our journey together with the women we support.

C4: DE&I in Cummins Inc. - Stacie Kelm, BethAnn Padget & Richard Johannesson
Room: Harrow/Essex/Canterbury

Sharing of Best Practices - Key Gender Initiatives for 2023

C5 Watt's Up: Building Connections Between Unions, Education and Community - Meghan Low & Angie Camille
Room: York

Angie, RSE Electrician and Diversity Coordinator, and IBEW’s Women’s Canadian representative, and Meghan, WITT Coordinator at TRU has spent five years working on initiatives for women in trades. They have collaborated on numerous projects, created connections and partnerships with employers including the IBEW 993 and the community. Projects have included a female only electrical upgrades for a local women’s shelter, recruiting women interested in trades to the ‘WATT’ program, which led to employment including LNG Canada in Kitimat. This presentation will demonstrate how education and employers working together make a significant impact.