Canadian Council for women in roofing set to launch

The Canadian Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA) announced that they have teamed up with the National Women in Roofing (NWiR) in the United States to establish a Canadian council of the organization.

The voluntary organization supports and promotes the careers of roofers. Membership also includes men who support the inclusion of women in the umbrella industry.

CRCA looks forward to helping NWiR establish itself in Canada and offering its four pillars to women in the umbrella industry. The four pillars of NWiR are:

  • Mentoring: Mentor and empower women in the umbrella industry to excel in their chosen career.
  • Education: Create high quality learning programs and experiences for men and women to build successful businesses and careers in the roofing space.
  • Networking: provide opportunities to interact with women in the umbrella industry and create strong, lasting and supportive networks.
  • Recruitment: Go beyond traditional recruiting strategies to attract and hire women who bring diverse backgrounds, talents and experiences to the umbrella industry.

CRCA also announced that Wendy Fraser, P.Eng, CRCA’s chief technical officer, has joined the Board of Directors of the Canadian NWiR Council and will also serve as membership chair.

“I look forward to expanding the NWiR’s reach and support to the entire Canadian roofing industry,” says Fraser.

The NWiR Canadian Council Board of Directors is established and chaired by Chair Lillianne Dunstall. She worked for Tremco for more than 17 years before retiring as VP North American Business Ops and Canadian Roofing.

She has been involved in NWiR since its inception in 2016 and is excited to create a Canadian Council. “I’m so impressed with the organization that when the opportunity arose, I had to step out of retirement and jump on board,” says Dunstall.

The newly formed National Women in Roofing Canada Council will be launched this spring.

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