Impacts of COVID-19 on Women's Full Participation in the Industry
In 2021, APEGA was awarded a three-year, $400,000 grant from the Feminist Response and Recovery Fund, which is part of the federal government’s Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE) department.
The project focuses on identifying how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the barriers women and underrepresented groups face in the professions. This project builds on the work done to highlight the barriers women face in the professions in the Women in the Workplace report.
We would like to thank all members that participated in our “Impacts of COVID-19 in the Workplace” survey. Data analysis will be shared on our website and through social media in 2023.
Women in the Workplace: A Shift in Industry Work Culture
APEGA’s Women in the Workplace: A Shift in Industry Work Culture report sheds a light on the top barriers women in engineering and geoscience face. It provides actionable advice that can be implemented by individuals, leaders, and organizations so we can all take part in breaking down the barriers and working towards equity and inclusion in the professions.
This project was funded through a three-year, $350,000 grant from the federal department of Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE) to investigate the barriers that women face in the engineering and geoscience workplace.
Impacts of COVID-19 Project Progress
|Literature review on economic impacts of Covid-19 on women & underrepresented groups|
|Survey APEGA Members|
|Survey Permit Holders|
|Analyze survey data|
|Publish survey results|
|Complete draft guidelines document|
|Pilot guidelines with permit holders|
|Conduct Pay Equity Analysis (funded through Women’s Economic Recovery Challenge grant)|
|Incorporate learnings from employer partners into drafted guideline|
|Publish report on pilot program|
|Release final guidelines document|
For questions, comments, and feedback, please contact us at [email protected].
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