WinSETT WORKPLACE INITIATIVES

Each year, WinSETT works together with sponsors and partners to develop and deliver major programs and projects related to women and employers in all SETT sectors. This work results in innovative change and more supportive workplaces for women and under-represented groups in science, engineering, trades, and technology across Canada.

CONNECTING TRADESWOMEN: OVERCOMING ISOLATION FOR WOMEN IN TRADES​

Partially funded by the Government of Canada’s Apprenticeship Strategy, this 36-month project is enabling WinSETT to build and deliver mentorship resources specifically designed to encourage and support women on their journey to trades certification. Retention and completion rates for women in Red Seal trades continue to be well behind those of their male counterparts. By building and supporting a community of tradeswomen, WinSETT hopes to increase the participation and retention of women in construction and industrial trades. Learn more about this project here.

Please help us shape this project. We are asking tradeswomen to complete our survey gathering information on what is needed to support tradeswomen in their journey.  

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2023-2024

MODERNIZATION OF WINSETT’S ONLINE WORKSHOPS

Over the course of this 12-month project, WinSETT will choose and implement an online, learning-management system in an effort to adapt its delivery of online Skill Builders for the post-pandemic virtual environment. Funding for this project has been provided by the Community Services Recovery Fund, a one-time $400 million investment from the Government of Canada to support community service organizations as they adapt and modernize their organizations.

2021-2024

REDUCING SYSTEMIC BARRIERS IN SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, TRADES AND TECHNOLOGY TO ADVANCE MORE WOMEN IN SETT

This 30-month project will accelerate systemic change in science, engineering, trades and technology (SETT) workplaces, helping to attract and retain more women and under-represented groups in industry.

Built on the outcomes of past WAGE projects, this initiative will create an online assessment and action-planning application, followed by a certification program for managers to learn how to improve workplace culture and help more women and under-represented groups to succeed in SETT workplaces. The tools, materials, and training created in this initiative will be credible, relevant, and scalable to help more SETT organizations in the years to come.

2019-2021

ENHANCING THE WOMEN IN SETT LEADERSHIP PROGRAM IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

A research project evaluating the impact of WinSETT’s Leadership Program in Newfoundland and Labrador, included environmental scans, developing resources, and increased accessibility to the program in the province.

The project was funded by the NL Workplace Innovation Centre (NLWIC) at College of the North Atlantic through the Department of Immigration, Population Growth and Skills under the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Market Development Agreement.

2017-2022

ENGENDERING SUCCESS IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATHEMATICS (STEM)

Success in STEM saw a social science research team design and test the long-term efficacy of interventions that harness the power of positive social interactions to mitigate subtle gender bias. The project was funded by SSHRC and partner in-kind contributions.

2013-2016

FUELING THE FUTURE – RETAINING AND ADVANCING WOMEN SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS IN THE OIL AND GAS SECTOR IN ALBERTA

This three-year project, funded by Status of Women Canada in Alberta, addressed attrition of women from SETT careers in the province and included in-person events and the adaptation of an assessment tool for employers to measure employment outcomes of women over time.

2013-2014

DIVERSITY AWARENESS AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT IN THE BC MINING SECTOR

The BC Mining Human Resources Task Force engaged WinSETT to develop a Becoming Leaders, a professional career development workshop, to women in the mining industry presented to employers in the mining sector at the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum (CIM) Annual Conference in Vancouver in 2014.

2012-2016

ENGENDERING ENGINEERING SUCCESS (EES)

Researchers at Universities of Alberta and British Columbia aimed to identify which organizational policies best predicted an inclusive and supportive workplace culture for both men and women.

2012-2014

GENDER DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION (GDI) – WINSETT/WORLEYPARSONS PARTNERSHIP

WinSETT delivered leadership modules to early- to mid-career female employees at WorleyParsons, while the company supported the development of a new module on navigating workplace politics. WinSETT also delivered GDI Awareness modules to executives, department heads, and mid-level managers and results of the workshop deliveries informed the research component of the joint initiative.

2003-2004

THE CREATION OF WinSETT

Starting in 2003, regional consultations with women in SETT sectors began and the findings and recommendations were brought to a National Forum, Leaders Meeting, and a National Roundtable in 2004, leading to the creation of WinSETT.

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RESOURCES

Looking for access to resources, strategies, policies, and programs in the SETT industries across Canada? Visit CCWESTT Resource Hub to access the latest information to help your organization successfully support gender equity and inclusion in science, engineering, trades and technology (SETT).