CWOIL Consultations

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

Consultation Sessions

Industry Associations    Monday July 25            1-2 pm Newfoundland time zone

Government Officials    Wednesday July 27      1-2 pm Newfoundland time zone

Ocean Associations      Wednesday July 27      4-5 pm Newfoundland time zone

Contact communications@oceansadvance.net  to register and get a link to the virtual sessions. Other sessions may be added later.

During the the first Canadian Women in Oceans Industries Leadership Conference (CWOIL) to be held in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador November 15-16, a strategic Action Plan will be presented to guide the development of the National Long-term Action Plan for the Canadian Women in Ocean Industries Leadership (CWOIL) initiative.

The Action Plan project is to activate CWOIL’s bold vision to make Canada 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, including as leaders and owners; and maximize and broaden their impact on Canada’s ocean sector and economy.

The project includes several phases of research and consultation through interviews and workshops over the next few months across Canada, culminating at the CWOIL conference in November with further discussions and affirmations to validate the strategy.

As part of the consultation, a team of consultants, lead by the Caron Hawco Group, will be reaching out to experts and organizations across Canada to get input for the Action Plan, through interviews and workshops. The purpose is to gather unique perspectives on how to increase the leadership position and competitiveness of Canada’s ocean economy, by fostering an ocean-specific talent pipeline with people underrepresented across ocean sectors – especially women, as well as people who identify as Indigenous, 2SLGBTQ+, racialized, and persons with disabilities, and who otherwise lack fair access to opportunities in ocean business, academia, and innovation.