CWOIL Partners

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About Us

Canadian Women in Ocean Industries Leadership Initiative

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Ocean industries in Canada contribute about $31.7 billion a year to the economy and make up 1.6 percent of the country’s gross domestic product. Canada has tremendous opportunity to build on the outcomes achieved to date, harness our collective national strengths and resources. Canada’s ocean industries sector can help drive our economic recovery. It will take a diverse and inclusive talent base to help us achieve this objective.

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OUR VISION

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We aim to help Canada become a world leader for women and underrepresented people to pursue and establish a thriving, successful, well-paying career in ocean industries; fulfil their personal and professional potential; and maximize their impact on Canada’s ocean sector and economy more broadly.

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"Diversity in the Blue Economy"

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Background

According to a 2015 McKinsey Global Institute report, women comprise only 2% of the global marine and ocean industry.

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CWOIL Partners

OceansAdvance and its 51 partners from across Canada are funding the Canadian Women in Oceans Industries Leadership Conference – CWOIL.

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CWOIL Consultations

Your Opportunity to Contribute to the National Action Plan to Advance Ocean Leadership for Women and Underrepresented Groups

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