Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA)

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  • The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is the national association representing organizations and individuals involved with the development and operation of wind energy
  • CanWEA joined Equal by 30 on February 1, 2019
  • CanWEA is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada
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In support of the objective of achieving equal pay, equal leadership and equal opportunities for women in the clean energy sector by the end of the next decade, CanWEA commits to:

High-Impact Collaboration:  CanWEA will continue to pursue creative opportunities to collaborate with and support organizations with mandates aligned with the Equal by 30 principles. This includes our partnership with Women in Renewable Electricity WiRE, a non-profit whose chapters across Canada and globally advance the role and recognition of women. Currently, WiRE is invited to leverage CanWEA's long-standing industry awards program as the venue to present its Wind Power Woman of Distinction award.

Support for Systemic Change:  CanWEA will continue to support relevant initiatives that promote systemic change consistent with the Equal by 30 principles. This includes CanWEA's role as an advocate for the Leadership Accord for Gender Diversity, an initiative of Electricity Human Resources Canada. This widely adopted accord calls for united action by employers and others to ensure women are informed of opportunities in the sector, and supported and provided with equal access in their pursuit of them.

Closing the Gap with Members:  CanWEA is a key source of insights and expertise to its broad membership. Through its various communications channels, CanWEA will promote both the Equal by 30 principles and the actions needed to put them into practice. Consistent with its broader support for operational excellence within the Canadian wind energy industry, CanWEA will encourage member efforts to leverage the full range of skills within a diverse and representative workforce.