Women ACT (Woman Abuse Council of Toronto)

Are you a STEM employer in Canada? Are you committed to creating a safe workplace? Are you interested in free tailored support? WomanACT is working with STEM employers to improve the prevention and response to sexual harassment in the workplace. This includes free training, coaching and support.

WomenACT has partnered with the SCWIST (Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology) to create Safe STEM Workplaces by providing tailored support and training to companies within the STEM fields.

AWSN (Alberta Women’s Science Network)

AWSN’s goals are to provide science, technology, engineering and mathematical (STEM) fields a higher profile in society as a career of choice and to provide people with an equal opportunity to succeed through visibility, networking, mentoring, and programs designed to fulfill these goals.

To support the above, AWSN has three pillars of activities and programming:

  • Recruitment: AWSN exposes youth to STEM careers through programs such as Operation Minerva (Grade 8/9 girls job-shadowing) Power to Choose aboriginal youth grade 7-12 (girls and boys) and affiliate programs such as the WISEST (Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science and Technology) programs.
  • Retention: AWSN supports retention and advancement of women and other under-represented groups through programs such as the MentorUP Alberta Network, WWIN (Women’s Workplace Improvement Network) and affiliate programs such as the BESTT (Bridge for Engineering, Science and Technology Talent) program.
  • Recognition: AWSN recognizes leadership in mentors through mentoring awards and scholarships. We are honored and proud to share the experiences of our mentors and scholars through their stories.

CSPG (Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists)

Since its inception in 1927, the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG) has been a member-based association dedicated to supporting geoscientists professional development throughout their career.

The primary mission of the Society is to advance the professions of the energy geosciences – as it applies to geology; foster the scientific, technical learning and professional development of its members; and promote the awareness of the profession to industry and the public

CSPG members, whether they be students or professionals, have access to technical expertise and training through a variety of publications, courses, field trips, technical talks, and conferences. CSPG’s educational offerings are all eligible for CPD hours and both formal and informal activity is tracked through your CSPG membership.

In addition to fostering technical learning, the CSPG provides opportunities for geoscientists to network and connect with their peers in industry. Throughout its history CSPG has always been proud to promote geoscience in Canada as it relates to energy development and help build a sense of community for all energy geoscientists. For more information visit

AAPGWN (American Association of Petroleum Geologists Women’s Network)

From the AAPGWN site:

The AAPG Women’s Network was previously known as PROWESS.

The AAPG Women’s Network (AAPGWN) is a special interest group made up of men and women who are dedicated to promoting the technical and professional prowess of AAPG’s women members.

Current activities include hosting networking events and short courses at ACE and ICE conferences, nominating women for AAPG awards, partnering with sister organizations, creating media materials to highlight the careers of women geoscientists and more.


In 2018, APEGA was awarded a three-year, $350,000 grant from the Federal department of Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE) to investigate the barriers that women face in the engineering and geoscience workplace. Download the full report Women in the Workplace: A Shift in Industry Culture or the highlights report.

APEGA created the Women in APEGA Advisory Group in 2011 with the intention of increasing the representation of women in the engineering and geoscience professions.

In 2015, a document created by Women in APEGA was adopted and used to develop the national document Managing Transitions: Before, During and After Leave, which is jointly published and managed by Engineers Canada and Geoscientists Canada. It provides extensive checklists and outlines steps that individuals, supervisors, and companies can take to smoothly off- and on-ramp employees taking a leave of absence.

APEGA has a number of initiatives for equity, diversity and inclusion including their 30 by 30 goal to increase the representation of women in the profession by 30 per cent by 2030 and the Women in APEGA Advisory Group. If you are interested in contributing to these or other related initiatives, more information is available on APEGA’s website at

YWE (Young Women in Energy)

For young women, by young women, YWE was founded to champion the interests of young women working in energy.YWE aims to address the recognized need to increase female presence, development and leadership in the energy industry. We are building an authentic community where members join because they are genuinely interested in connecting with and learning from peers.

AWE (Alberta Women Entrepreneurs)

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) is an organization dedicated to enabling women to build successful businesses. They provide unique programs and services to women in business through mentoring, advising, financing and skills and network development.