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Posting of News Items Relevant to Women in the Canadian Construction Industry.
  • 05 Mar 2012 4:17 PM | Charmaine Peters (Administrator)

    TORONTO (March 1, 2012) – If Ontario fails to continue making the needed investment in infrastructure renewal, its residents will end up forfeiting significant economic growth, employment gains, and a higher standard of living.

    "But how do you get people to pay attention to this message?

     

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  • 10 Feb 2012 11:44 PM | Charmaine Peters (Administrator)

    Narrator: Sheila Thompson, the President of Rosenberg and Parker of Canada, has an interesting perspective: She holds a senior management position with a well-known surety broker, and she is the past Director of the Canadian Association of Women in Construction. We asked her if she sees the roles of women changing in these industries....read full article

     

  • 10 Feb 2012 11:27 PM | Charmaine Peters (Administrator)

    It was the summer of 2004 when men then student Jessica Vliegenthart landed a coveted summer job fighting forest fires. One day, Vliegenthart's crew received word that a large scale blaze had broken out in the Northwest Territories. They set out for the long trek up north, not knowing if their "tour" would last days or stretch into weeks.

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  • 10 Feb 2012 11:21 PM | Charmaine Peters (Administrator)

    Construction jobs in high demand for 2012.

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  • 10 Feb 2012 10:15 PM | Charmaine Peters (Administrator)

    A new CSA workplace ergonomics standard scheduled for release in March will help workplaces reduce the risk of repetitive strain injuries by providing information and tools on identifying ergonomic hazards, assesssing risks, and implementing a prevention and control program....read the article

  • 10 Feb 2012 10:03 PM | Charmaine Peters (Administrator)

    Ottaw, Ontario - January 24, 2012 - Working professionals interested in sustainability and green building now have a valuable new learning tool at their disposal. The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is launhing the Sustainable Building Advisor (SBA) program beginning March 23 at Toronto's Evergreen Brick Works.  The SBA course is the latest offering from the CaGBC - Canada's most trusted source of green building education.........read full article

  • 14 Jan 2012 12:19 AM | Mira Fabian
    Paul Golini, BILD, in The Toronto Sun, January 13, 2012:
    ". . . In 2010, BILD and the Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC) established a partnership, due in large part to BILD member and CAWIC PresidentTammy Evans, who is a development lawyer with Blaney McMurtry LLP. . . " read full article
  • 13 Jan 2012 11:11 PM | Mira Fabian
    Paul Golini, President of BILD in a special to the Toronto Star:
    "... In its seventh year of independent operation, CAWIC will hold its second membership drive at the end of the month at BILD headquarters and [Sandra]Baldwin has been asked to address the group. The last drive drew out 50 women from all facets of the industry and Evans tells me that membership grows consistently every month. I think that speaks to the increased awareness of the impact women continue to make on the construction industry..." read full article.
  • 04 Jan 2012 12:04 AM | Mira Fabian
    Daily Commercial News, December 22, 2011,
    Patricia Williams, Staff writer.

    On the surface, Martha George, Mary Lawson and Marissa McTasney  might not appear to have a lot in common.
    But they have all made their mark in construction. George is president of the Grand Valley Construction Association; Lawson is vice--resident and general manager of homebuilder Dalerose Country Ind.; and McTasney is founder and president of Moxie Trades Ltd., . . . read full article.


  • 25 Oct 2011 3:10 PM | Mira Fabian

    Mompreneurs: Powerful business network or pink - collar ghetto?
    Andrea Gordon, Family Issues Reporter,Toronto Star, October 20, 2011

    . . . As founder of Moxie Trades, McTasney almost always deals with men across boardroom table or on construction sites. But as a mother and a business owner, she embraces the phrase “mompreneur” because loosely translated it means “we make humans and we can run a company.” . . .  Click to read full article.

 
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