Acacia Ashick

Project Coordinator, URBACON

Acacia is the Project Coordinator of Special Projects for URBACON; a commercial General Contractor in Toronto specializing in corporate interiors, data centres, industrial and institutional builds. She obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts & Science majoring in Urban and Regional Planning and Environmental Studies at the University of Toronto in 2017. Shortly after, Acacia pursued her Construction Project Management Certificate from George Brown College.

Although relatively new to the construction industry, Acacia has been active in supporting CAWIC since 2017 as the Chair of the Special Events and Programming Committee and member, assisting in organizing events and workshops for CAWIC members and participants. Acacia seeks to dissolve the gender imbalance in the construction industry and empower young women to pursue career paths in construction, trades, architecture and engineering using CAWIC as a gateway for mentorship, opportunity and inspiration.

Acacia also currently sits on the Board of Directors of the University of Toronto Woodsworth College Alumni Association, representing 30,000+ University of Toronto Alumni taking on leadership roles through Alumni events, student academic governance and operations. Additionally, Acacia is also a member/volunteer/participant of Toronto Construction Association (TCA), Canada Green Building Council Emerging Green Professional Toronto Chapter, Young Construction Leaders (YCL), Urban Land Institute (ULI), Toronto Real Estate Leaders (TREL), UofT Sustainable Engineers Association.

Acacia is an enthusiastic and passionate member of the construction community and is eager to utilize her abilities to engage women throughout the industry in joining the CAWIC Board of Directors.