The National Women in Roofing’s Canadian Council (NWiR) was formed with its first board of directors.
The council is chaired by Lillianne Dunstall. She worked for Tremco for over 17 years before retiring as Vice President, North American Business Ops and Canadian Roofing. She has been involved in NWiR since its inception in 2016 and looks forward to establishing a Canadian Council.
“The response to the launch of NWiR in Canada from across the umbrella industry has been immediate and overwhelming,” says Dunstall. “Not just from contractors, but also from manufacturers, consultants and supply chain partners, the message was loud and clear. “We support you 100 percent in all of your efforts.” This early industry support helps create the momentum needed to drive exciting speakers, programs and projects that will help women achieve their career goals while providing an unmatched support system. “
With Dunstall on the board:
- Ashley Sindall, Tremco (Vice Chairman)
- Anne Marie Bourque, Enercorp (Vice-Chair, Quebec)
- Lucie Quigley, Roofers World (Secretary)
- Tania Skapura, Bothwell-Accurate (Treasurer)
- Chantalle Hepburn, Tremco (communication chair)
- Mylène Tremblay, Soprema (Communications Chair, Quebec)
- Marceh Materi, Flynn Group (Chair)
- Isabelle Morrissette, Pentagone Group (Chair, Quebec)
- Wendy Fraser, CRCA (Membership Chair)
- Audrey Bourque, Beacon (Membership Chair, Quebec).
NWiR has a long history of Canadian membership, but the organization is thrilled to represent
Canada’s female roofers through the NWiR Canada Council. Initially, NWiR will set up NWiR Canada as a single council whose members will meet remotely. Later, when the pandemic is over and it is safe to gather in person, NWiR Canada will schedule gatherings in cities with a concentration of members. Eventually, NWiR will establish councils across Canada wherever NWiR members choose to establish them in Canada.
“We are pleased to be able to set up a council in Canada. After supporting the development of more than 40 councils in the US, a sister organization in New Zealand, and answering inquiries from Mexico and Central America, we are so glad that the Canadian women who work in the roofing industry are joining the NWiR. Although we have always had Canadian women as members, this is our first official expansion of the council from the US to North America, ”said Renae Bales, Chair of the NWiR.