Vice President

Acacia Ashick

Project Coordinator, URBACON

Acacia is a Construction Project Coordinator for URBACON; a commercial General Contractor in Toronto specializing in corporate interiors, data centres, industrial and institutional builds. Acacia has been a valuable member of the URBACON project management team over the last two years and continues to learn and embrace her journey as an emerging construction professional on site and in the office. 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 also pursued her Construction Project Management Certificate from George Brown College.

Acacia has been active in supporting CAWIC since 2018 as a member and volunteer and as the Chair of the Special Events and Programming Committee in 2019, assisting in organizing events and workshops for CAWIC members and participants. In February 2020, Acacia became the interim CAWIC Director of Marketing where she increased the social media engagement by over 200% and has elevated the aesthetic nature of the CAWIC social media platforms. Elected in November 2020, Acacia looks forward to embracing her new role as CAWIC Vice President in seeking 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 as the Executive Secretary, representing over 30,000 University of Toronto Alumni and students taking on leadership roles through student academic governance, operations, and event planning.

Additionally, Acacia is 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 new role as CAWIC Vice President to continue engage and promote women throughout the construction industry.