Canadian Association of Women in Construction

  2018-2019 CAWIC Board

Introducing CAWIC’s Board of Directors for 2018-19

Pictured left to right: Lisa Brown, Clarice Crocker, Kate Lorriman, Christelle Soto-Suarez, Maple Quizon, Natasha Zappulla, Luana Buratynski and Julie Zabizewski (not pictured above: Joanne Bertrand)

CAWIC Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Registration opens at 6:00 PM

Offices of Aird & Berlis LLP, Brookfield Place, 181 Bay Street, Suite 1700, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2T9

At this meeting, all voting CAWIC members in good standing will vote for one (1) new member to the current Board of Directors.


Registration is open until Friday, March 30th

Refreshments will be served.

Habitat for Humanity Women Build 2018

Saturday, May 5th, 2018

The Canadian Association of Women in Construction is pleased to participate again this year in the Habitat GTA Women Build. Women Build is a cause we are passionate about and which directly correlates with our core objectives of leadership, mentorship, membership and partnership. The experience is incredibly rewarding, working alongside industry colleagues and friends to help provide those in need with a safe, decent & affordable place to call home. This in turn helps build stronger communities across the GTA.

We look forward to raising our hammers on Saturday, May 5th, 2018. If you'd like to join our team or make a donation towards this wonderful cause, please click here.

Support Habitat's mission of building affordable housing and promoting homeownership as a means of breaking the cycle of poverty by participating in the build or making a secure donation online. We thank you for your support!

New Year New You Holiday Event

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all attendees and our guest speakers who made our 2018 Holiday Event one to remember. Tiffany Pratt lit up the room with her energy and gave the crowd insightful advice on personal branding and building industry relations. Our panelists from the Matrix Search Group provided an intriguing perspective on workplace diversity, expressing the value in having conversations about inclusion which in turn cultivates new ideas, a better work environment, and active participation. Another part of the evening consisted of presenting the awards to CAWIC’s 2017 bursary recipients: Raquel Diego, Darcie Easton, Niloofarsadat Heirani & Jessica Vazquez. We congratulate these students for their hard work and we wish them much success in their future endeavours. We hope all attendees benefited from networking opportunities and ended the evening with a fresh new outlook on 2018. We look forward to reconnecting at future events!

Habitat for Humanity GTA 

Women Build 2017

CAWIC was proud to participate in the Habitat for Humanity Women Build on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017. Despite the heat, volunteers came out in high numbers and we buddied up to ensure everyone stayed well-hydrated. As a team we performed many tasks which included framing, painting, installing baseboards, caulking, and adding finishing touches. No matter the tasks at hand, the women on our team stepped up to the assignment, were briefed on safety procedures & carried out their responsibilities as efficiently as possible. During lunch, CAWIC Director Luana Buratynski gave a powerful speech to the crowd highlighting her industry experiences, our involvement over the years with Habitat, and overall discussion on women empowerment and CAWIC’s initiatives. Throughout the day, our group worked on assigned tasks, learned new skills, and collectively we successfully raised $7,500 towards this wonderful cause! Everyone enjoyed the experience and it was good to see such a diverse group of women come together. We look forward to continuing our participation in this event for years to come.


CAWIC's 12th Annual Golf Tournament, held this past September is always a popular event, and is pivotal to the continued success of CAWIC initiatives, such as our bursary and mentorship programs.

CAWIC, would like to thank our remarkable partners in construction who continue to embrace CAWIC's organization. Women’s success in construction begins with the partnership and leadership of each and every one of you, which was clearly demonstrated by the increased participation this year. Thank you to our members and non-member foursomes and individual registrations your industry support and participation is greatly appreciated.

Click here to see photo highlights from our event. Photography was provided by Jeremy Cove of Coves Photography.

We are definitely excited to see what's in store for our 13th Annual Golf Tournament in 2018.

Special mention to our sponsors:

Dinner Sponsor-Gold Hard Hat

Environmental Acoustics Inc.

Dinner Sponsor-Silver Hard Hat

Vestacon Limited

Lunch Sponsor

Stuart Olson Construction Ltd.

Cart Sponsor

Glaholt LLP

Drink Ticket Sponsor

Dufferin Aggregates

Men’s Longest Drive

Platinum Power Group

Women’s Longest Drive


Closest to the Hard Hat


Closest to the Tape Measure


Hole Sponsors

Meritview Decorating Ltd

Walsh Canada

Dufferin Construction Company

Canadian Asphalt Industries

Shoreway Flooring Ltd.

Trillium Architectural

Western Surety


Lafarge Canada



Putting Contest


Raffle Prize Sponsors - Corporate

Aird+ Berlis






Steam Whistle Brewery


Dufferin Aggregates


Canadian Asphalt Industries


Plan Group Inc.



Personal Donations

Catya Covassin
  Angela Wilson
  Anna Basil
  Doris McKeogh
  Catherine Hofstetter
  Elizabeth Johnson

Thank you to our sponsors!

    2017-2018 CAWIC Board

Introducing CAWIC’s Board of Directors for 2017-18

Pictured left to right: Nicole Tomasi, Clarice Crocker, Alena Tokareva, Lisa Brown, Julie Zabizewski, Joanne Bertrand, Kate Lorriman, Luana Buratynski, and Natasha Zappulla

CAWIC is a not for profit organization formed to enhance the success of women in the Canadian construction industry.

Our Mission

To facilitate the success of women in the Canadian construction industry by uniting our voices, knowledge and resources through the passion of our members and the women we inspire.

Our Core Values

Leadership    Mentorship    Membership    Partnership

CAWIC’s membership base includes a diverse mix of individuals, corporations and students spanning every sector of the construction industry.
If you are interested in learning more about CAWIC and how we can help enhance your success, please contact us.

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