Women in Mining Canada
Women in Mining Canada (WIMC) is a national not-for-profit organization formed in 2009 focused on advancing the interests of women in the minerals exploration and mining sector. In collaboration with Canadian WIMC branches we support grassroots initiatives in the realm of personal and professional development, while providing a national voice within the global minerals and mining community. Nancy Komperdo is President.
Website | Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter ID @wim_canada
WIMBC is a non-profit organisation that empowers and advances women in the mining industry by creating opportunities for connection, advocating for diversity across the sector and for being recognized as a leading voice within the mining industry. We are an effective organization with a strong leadership team that works alongside our volunteers and committee members, striving to make beneficial industry partnerships and add further value to our members by creating high-level events.
Mona Forster, Chair Email | Facebook group
The focus of Women in Mining Vancouver Branch is primarily networking and raising money for various community charities. All women who are working in, or associated with, the mineral exploration and mining sector, whether they be geologists, lawyers, engineers, or accountants, have an opportunity to meet monthly with other women in the industry. Currently there are over 800 members.
Mafalda Arias – Chair, Email
Website | TwitterID @WIMBC
WIM Elk Valley
Elk Valley Women in Mining (WIM) was started in mid 2012. This group is for any women who are involved in mining in any way. If you already work in mining, want to work in mining, live in a mining community or have family members who work in mining, then you are more than welcome to join us. The establishment of this group provides a forum for networking and building relationships with other women in the same industry and geographic location and also has the objective of providing professional development opportunities for its members. The group is also interested in community involvement through charitable initiatives.
Jo-Anna Singleton, President | TwitterID @ElkValleyWIM Still active?
WIM Kootenays/WIM Northern BC
Anastasia Ledwon Email
WIM South Central (ex-WIM Kamloops)
Nicole Trudell, Chairman Email
Julie Dormer, Vice-President
Email | Facebook
Greater Vancouver Mining Women’s Association
The Greater Vancouver Mining Women’s Association was formed in 1975 as a fellowship organization for spouses of people connected with the mining industry. By 1977 it had evolved into a charitable organization with a mandate to raise public awareness of mining through education. Since then, the Greater Vancouver Mining Women’s Association (GVMWA) has operated as a non-profit organization registered under the Societies Act of British Columbia. It brings women together who are involved with the mining industry, either directly or indirectly, and from both industry and supply sectors. The members have raised a considerable amount of money over the years through craft fairs, fashion shows, raffles, publishing cook books and through many other projects. The funds raised have allowed the GVMWA to finance scholarships at the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and the British Columbia Institute of Technology to assist women in mining related studies.
Marilyn Chubaty Email
Tel: +1 204 949-4274, Email1 | Email2
Monthly meetings in Winnipeg at 201 Portage Ave
University of Manitoba
WIM Nickel Belt (Thompson)
AWIM – Aboriginal Women in Mining
Kirkland Lake, Ontario
AWIM is dedicated to helping unemployed/under employed women with aboriginal heritage/linage access careers in mining and related industry. Our goal is to find employment for an minimum of 80 women over the next two years. (April 1, 2013 – March 31, 2015)
We help families thrive by supporting women in achieving their goals to be independent and self reliant.
We are a small group of women determined to help as many women as we can achieve there employment goals. The dedication of our team is unparalleled in the time and effort we put into support our ladies in all aspect in their lives.
AWIM is open to any women of aboriginal descent in Northeastern Ontario. We are open to others outside this area and are continuously looking to expend our partnerships beyond our current 6 local mines.
Tel: +1 705-567-1133, Email | Facebook page
The Women In Mining Kingston Student Chapter works to give students the tools to succeed in the industry through networking events and workshops
Email | TwitterID @WIMKingston
WIM Northern Ontario
Women in Mining Northern Ontario is a not-for-profit organization striving towards creating awareness, and providing opportunities for mentoring and networking for women in the mining, mineral exploration and related support services within the industry.
A community of women professionals working in the mining sector; WIMNO provides a platform to acknowledge and celebrate successes and accomplishments of women in the mining industry, offer professional development through education, mentorship and networking, and provides information on job opportunities and events.
Charmaine Gazdic, +1 705-675-8613 ext 227, Email | Facebook group
The Women in Mining Network of Toronto is a lively, informal group of more than 250 women who work across the entire spectrum of the mining and mineral exploration industry. The purpose of our network is to share knowledge, experience and relationships that will encourage the growth and diversity of women in the mining sector. It also gives women a forum to make presentations, and to put ideas into practice.
Main current activities: Monthly lunches and an annual fund-raising effort for breast cancer research
Chair: Christine Petch, and Vice Chair: Mary Mackenzie, Miranda Werstiuk Email
Website | LinkedIn | TwitterID @WIMToronto
Women Who Rock
Women Who Rock is a social club dedicated to supporting and empowering dynamic women as they develop their career in the mining industry. Women Who Rock was created to build a better sense of community amongst women working in the mining industry. It is our hope that as relationships between women develop and grow, opportunities within the industry for women will be created and we will attract more female talent.
Caroline Williams, Director of Corporate Relations, Email
Heather Ednie, Email
Facebook page | LinkedIn group
Val-d’Or is situated on the Cadillac Fault, a rich gold zone from Louvicourt, Quebec (just east of Val-d’Or) to Timmins Ontario. We have been meeting monthly since April 2008 (except for the summer months). Email
WIMWiNSK (Women in Mining and Women in Nuclear Saskatchewan)
To provide opportunities for personal and professional development for members working within the fields of minerals, mining, nuclear and radiation. To make the public aware of the benefits of minerals, mining, nuclear, and radiation applications and of the safety measures undertaken to ensure protection of the public and the environment.
WIM/WiN-SK supports the mission of WIM Canada and WiN-Canada. WIM/WiN-SK aims to provide opportunities for members for personal and professional development. WIM/WiN-SK aims to maintain a dialogue with the public to promote factual awareness about the contribution to people and society from minerals, mining, nuclear and radiation technologies. WIM/WiN-SK aims to contribute to knowledge and experience exchange among members and chapters of the parent organizations. WIM/WiN-SK promotes career interest in engineering, science, technology, the trades and other related professions, especially among women and young people.
Anne Gent, +1 (306) 321-2558, Email
Email | Website | LinkedIn | Twitter ID @WIMWinSK
is a regional not for profit organization focused on creating awareness and attraction to the opportunities for rewarding careers for women in the mineral and mining industry. YukonWIM develops initiatives that foster personal and professional development, through awareness, education and networking opportunities.
Anne Lewis, Chair, +1 867-335-1452, Email
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