CAWIC’s advisory council is a volunteer group formed to give advice and support to CAWICS nonprofit’s board of directors. Established to involve prospective donors, offering them a forum to give advice as well as donate and fundraise. It also includes representatives of the construction industry that can provide input on the organization’s work. This council can serve as a way for prestigious former governing board members or community leaders to lend their names to CAWIC’s legacy and treat it as a way to train future members of the board of directors.
Bursary & Awards
Awards bursaries to female students enrolled in a construction-related field; prepares an information packages and application form for distribution to colleges and universities; reviews applications and selects award recipients; arranges a presentation of the awards at a general meeting.
Director, Natasha Zappulla
The role of Community Outreach 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.
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, the 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.
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’ inquiries and representing CAWIC at industry events, this is a vital role in fulfilling CAWIC’s mission.
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.
Nominations for new board members can be sent to the nominations committee for review and acceptance at any time during the year. This committee reviews nominations and connects with potential board of directors in order to understand how they can assist CAWIC with our mission.
Director, Lora Bourck
This committee focuses on educational programs for our members and community. These programs include leadership events and site tours.
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. Special events include our annual Golf Tournament, Gala and Social Events.
The Website Committee is responsible for updates and changed to our website. They deal directly with the website creators to ensure our message and our content is accurate and current.
Director, Trudy Case