CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION ANNOUNCES 2011 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

TORONTO, May 4 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC) held its Annual General Meeting in April 2011 and are pleased to announce the Association's Board of Directors and Officers for Fiscal 2011 as follows:

Tammy Evans President, Director
Mira Fabian Immediate Past President, Director
Kitty Campbell Vice-President, Director
Catherine DiMarco  Treasurer, Director
Charmaine Peters Secretary, Director
Nancy Sendell Director
Audrey Freidin Director

Originally the Toronto Chapter 295 of the sister U.S. National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), CAWIC recently celebrated its 5th Anniversary as an independent Canadian not for profit organization, serving the needs of women in the Canadian construction industry.  CAWIC continues to maintain its ties with NAWIC and has established relationships with similar associations in the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand.

"While the construction industry promises significant career and business opportunities for women in a variety of trade, technical and professional fields, we still have a long way to go and we must keep working toward a higher level of representation in our workforce and improved support of women in construction," says Tammy Evans.

CAWIC's mandate is to facilitate the long-term success of women in the Canadian construction industry through our core values of leadership, mentorship, membership and partnership.  CAWIC continues to work closely within and across our industry, and recently partnered with the GTA Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) in order to further our objectives to reach out to more women in the industry.

CAWIC's membership base consists of individuals and companies engaged directly in or serving the construction industry, including skilled tradeswomen, contractors, architectural and engineering firms, professionals, designers and others directly involved or serving the industry.

Some of our targeted areas of focus for Fiscal 2011 to better serve our membership are:  to identify partnership opportunities to support more women within the industry; to participate in community complementary events targeted to supporting women; to encourage and support women considering a career in construction through co-operative educational initiatives; and to further develop networking opportunities to encourage mutual support and connection for our members within the industry.

To that end, CAWIC is excited to announce its participation in Habitat for Humanity Toronto Women Build 2011 on Friday May 6, 2011. We have exceeded our sponsorship goal, raising over $15,000 to date for Toronto families in need.  Go Team CAWIC!

SOURCE Canadian Association of Women in Construction

For further information:

about CAWIC, please visit www.cawic.ca.  For media inquiries, please contact Tammy Evans at president@cawic.ca or by phone at 416-759-1991.

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