WAGE Grant Project
In 2018, APEGA was awarded 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.
The project focused on identifying elements of work culture and practices that can be improved to increase the retention and advancement of women in industry. After consulting with APEGA members across Alberta and the nation, a concrete, evidence-based guideline was created that shared findings on the barriers, as well as recommendations that support Alberta companies in implementing best practices and guidelines to address barriers by fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. You can now view the highlights or download the full report.
For questions, comments, and feedback, please contact us at [email protected].
We are also very excited to announce that in July 2021, APEGA was awarded a new three-year, $400,000 grant from the Feminist Response and Recovery Fund (also from the Federal Government’s WAGE department). This new project will focus on evaluating the current work environment and examine systemic barriers to full participation of women and other marginalized groups in the workplace which have been introduced, or further exacerbated by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. An official announcement will be released in the new year, at which time we will also begin our call for participants in this very exciting endeavor.
|Meetings with community organizations|
|Survey development & distribution|
|Consultations with members across the province |
(in-person and online)
|Complete literature review|
|Performed pay equity analysis on historical data|
|Analyzed consultation and online survey data|
|Pilot Guidelines with permit holder partners|
Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
|Release final guidelines document|
|Release multi-year pay equity analysis|
Read More About the WAGE Project's Progress
May 4, 2018, 10:24 AM by Mark MinorAPEGA has a long history of supporting diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We’re taking it to a new level thanks to a three-year, $350,000 grant from the Status of Women Canada, a federal government organization that promotes economic, social, and democratic equality for women.Full story
Jan 16, 2019, 08:08 AM by Danielle FudgerIn early 2018, APEGA was awarded federal funding by the Department for Women & Gender Equality (formerly Status of Women Canada) to look at workplace barriers facing female engineering and…Full story
Jul 19, 2019, 11:48 AM by Mark MinorAPEGA is currently seeking three permit holder companies in Alberta to volunteer to pilot a policy guideline on diversity and inclusion best practices for a year. Companies can expect to get individualized support to facilitate the implementation of the guidelines, and ideally see a real difference in their organization in terms of the success of women in the workplace.Full story
Sep 11, 2019, 10:18 AM by Mark MinorInformation from permit holders is needed now for an APEGA initiative to help women succeed in the professional world. Engineering and geoscience companies with APEGA a Permit to Practice and at least 10 employees are invited to participate in When Women Thrive, a pay equity and advancement survey.Full story
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