CAWIC Committees


SPECIAL EVENTS

The Special Events function area is responsible for the organization and implementation of several key annual events, supporting both internal and external fundraising efforts of CAWIC, such as the CAWIC Bursaries and targeted charitable events and organizations that are consistent with CAWIC's mission. 

Contact:  Director, Acacia Ashick marketing@cawic.ca

Chair, Kristina Slonova specialevents@cawic.ca


PROGRAMS

The role of Programs is to organize the regular monthly programming events and activities of benefit to our membership and in support of CAWIC’s core values. The committee is charged with planning, developing and managing the connections with and between CAWIC members, local industry, educational institutions and community organizations.

Contact:  Director, Acacia Ashick marketing@cawic.ca

Chair, Kristina Slonova specialevents@cawic.ca


MEMBERSHIP

The role of Membership is to oversee the growth and development of CAWIC’s membership. Charged with developing strategies for recruitment, managing members and potential members' enquiries and representing CAWIC at industry events, this is a vital role to fulfilling CAWIC's mission.

Contact:  Director, Lora Bourck  director@cawic.ca

Chair, Stephanie Brown membership@cawic.ca


BURSARY and AWARDS

Awards bursaries to female students enrolled in a construction related field; prepares an information package and application form for distribution to colleges and universities; reviews applications and selects award recipients; arranges presentation of the awards at a general meeting.

Contact:  Chair, Maria Tarsitano  bursary@cawic.ca


MARKETING

Marketing manages the internal and external communications and marketing of CAWIC. The Director and committee members work to create clear, concise and consistent messages to communicate with members, partners, sponsors, media, industry and government. It develops communication standards by creating and maintaining a CAWIC brand and distributing relevant information to the appropriate target markets about events, activities, important changes or other newsworthy information.

Contact: Director, Acacia Ashick marketing@cawic.ca


INDUSTRY RELATIONS

The role of Industry Relations is to build and maintain relationships with local and national industry associations; corporate partners and sponsors; as well as government agencies. It is responsible for keeping CAWIC abreast of the latest industry news and research as well as creating partnerships or collaborations where desirable to ensure that CAWIC enjoys a respected leading national voice for women in the Canadian construction industry.

Contact:  Director, Trudy Case industryrelations@cawic.ca


COMMUNITY OUTREACH

The role of Community Outreach is to support community organizations that share CAWIC's mission.  Since incorporation, CAWIC had proudly supported Habitat for Humanity and Women Build.

Contact: Director, Julie Zabizewski teamcawic@cawic.ca


MENTORSHIP

Develops and implements mentoring initiatives; provides new and existing members with links to contacts and opportunities in construction; attends job fairs at schools, presents on opportunities for young women in the industry; shares knowledge; provides advice, guidance, information and encouragement to young women on access to careers in construction; encourages all CAWIC members to act as mentors within the Association or outside in the community.
Contact:  mentorship@cawic.ca



WEBSITE

Ensure that CAWIC's website is current and a valuable tool in member registration, financial transactions and communication to the public and our valued members.

Contact:  Director, Trudy Case industryrelations@cawic.ca



NOMINATIONS

Reaches out to membership to recruit interested individuals to the Board of Directors.  The Committee vets applicants to ensure that they meet CAWIC's needs and align with its core values.

Contact:  Director, Lora Bourck  director@cawic.ca


CHAPTERS

WESTERN CANADA

Awards bursaries to female students enrolled in a construction related field; prepares an information package and application form for distribution to colleges and universities; reviews applications and selects award recipients; arranges presentation of the awards at a general meeting.
Contact:  Director, Luana Buratynski president@cawic.ca

Chair, Krysten Hallberg  westerncanada@cawic.ca



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