MaryAnn Mihychuk is one of the Women in Mining (WIM) Canada founders and the recipient of the first Trail Blazer award. Mary-Ann is currently Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, recently named to the Federal Liberal cabinet under Justin Trudeau
Recognized for vision and leadership in her career by the Manitoba Association of Engineers and Geoscientists as Manitoba Minister of Mines, Ms. Mihychuk led the renewal of The Mines Act, which was rated by industry as the best policy framework in the world.
As founder of Women in Mining Canada (WIM) Ms. Mihychuk is now President of the WIM Manitoba Chapter. While President of WIM Canada, Ms. Mihychuk took a lead in developing the 2010 Ramp UP Study On the Status of Women in Canada’s Mining and Exploration Sector, with the Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR).