Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion
APEGA is committed to promoting and encouraging a sustainable workforce that is innovative, diverse, and inclusive. We are proud of our diversity statement:
Encourage a business culture of belonging, inclusion, and diversity for equity within the engineering and geoscience professions.
Individuals and organizations benefit from a diverse workforce. Research has shown that diverse and inclusive organizations:
- Have higher employee motivation and efficiency.
- Have better financial performance.
- Help employers attract and retain highly talented people.
- Have a better corporate reputation.
APEGA is proud to support diversity and inclusion within the professions through the following initiatives:
In 2010, APEGA set the 30-by-30 goal to increase the representation of women in the engineering and geoscience professions to 30 per cent by 2030. Engineers Canada adopted a modified version of the same goal in 2011. In 2017, we created the 30-by-30 strategic plan, and we will be developing annual action plans as well.
As part of our 30-by-30 goal, we lead research projects that examine workplace culture in engineering and geoscience industries to identify the barriers that women face, with the goal of providing policy suggestions to minimize the effects of these barriers.
Women in APEGA Advisory Group
The Women in APEGA Advisory Group makes recommendations to APEGA on increasing the representation, engagement, and retention of women in engineering and geoscience to ensure the inclusivity and sustainability of the professions.
Do you want to join APEGA in supporting women, girls, and other traditionally underrepresented groups in engineering and geoscience? It’s easy to get involved with our goal of creating an inclusive and sustainable workforce:
- Discuss and share our initiatives on social media—remember to follow APEGA on LinkedIn and Twitter.
- Volunteer for your local APEGA branch or APEGA Outreach.
- Share the Managing Transitions document with your employer.