Welcome To SCWIST. Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology

A non-profit association that promotes, encourages and empowers women and girls in science, engineering and technology.

Our members form a strong community of individuals and organizations who make this happen.
When you become a member, sponsor or volunteer, you will help:

  • inspire girls to study and consider a future in science
  • boost women in both early and more advanced careers
  • enable partner organizations to support women and strengthen community relationships

Members include university undergraduate and graduate students, post docs, technicians, technologists, research scientists, professors, engineers, consultants, unemployed and retired women scientists.

Become a Member

 As a member of SCWIST, you will join a community of diverse and dynamic women who love science and technology. Our website, regular newsletters and email correspondence will keep you informed of opportunities to volunteer, network and engage in professional development.

Become a Member

Become a Volunteer

Our volunteers are integral to helping us advance and achieve our organization’s mission: this can be done only with the talents, passion and commitment from our volunteers. In return, we would love to provide you with opportunities to develop personal and professional skills that will stay with you forever.

Become a Volunteer

Come to an Event! 

 View all upcoming and recent events organized by SCWIST. Events include Brown Bag Series: Lunchtime discussions of current topics, XX Evening: Yearly Networking event, Professional and Personal Development workshops, member receptions and many more fun events!

Come to an Event!


Programs We Offer

Since 1981, we have been the Society for Canadian Women In Science and Technology, or SCWIST, as we like to be known by all. We are a not-for-profit association with a clear aim:

To encourage women into science, engineering and technology…

We support and promote the education of girls and women through programs and activities that we develop in partnership with the community.

…and to keep them there…

We boost the numbers, retention and status of women in the workplace by facilitating networking, mentoring and advocating woman-friendly policies. … more info

ms infinity programs introduce girls to exciting career options and positive female role models in science and technology. Together, we bust the myths about scientists and their careers… you don’t need to wear a lab coat to be a scientist! more info

IWIS is for you. We provide support to immigrating professional women in the field. Our mission is to develop a community where women can share their experience, seek advice and broaden their networks. more info

Make Possible is a project funded by Status of Women Canada with the goal to create opportunities for women in technology through mentorship, networking, professional development and leadership.  more info

Make Possible, our free mentoring network.  Sign up