The minerals exploration and mining industry is one of the most important sectors to the Canadian economy. As Canadians we are concerned about the future this valuable, high-tech, safe, environmentally and socially responsible industry.
The sector faces many challenges including a pending skilled labour shortage. Many experts agree that improving diversity within the mining workforce by attracting and retaining traditionally underrepresented groups such as women may be the best solution. To that end, WIMC encourages young women to explore a career within the minerals sector; and helps established professionals connect and navigate their way through a successful career in the minerals sector. These initiatives contribute to the positive footprint our industry is making.
As a national organization we encourage our peers to engage in the issues long term with our members through research, networking, educational forums, advocacy, topical debates, and industry speaking opportunities to ensure a sustainable minerals industry in Canada.
We are the national framework facilitating and driving-industry wide research, collaboration, and stakeholder relationships.
WIM Canada Objectives
- To work with the minerals and mining industry to develop tools and programs that facilitate increased attraction, retention and advancement of women.
- To collaborate with WIM branches in sharing knowledge, best practices, and personal and professional development opportunities across Canada.
- To provide a supportive network and a national resource for connecting members to public and private sector entities looking to fill their ranks with qualified individuals.
To learn more about WIMC our information brochure can be found at the following link.