Supporting Safe STEM Workplaces

WomanACT and SCWIST have partnered to create Safe STEM Workplaces, a tailored support and training initiative for Canadian companies within STEM fields.

Unlocking the full potential of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) requires fostering environments that empower every individual to contribute to their full potential. Addressing gender-based violence (GBV) across workplaces, particularly in the fields of STEM where rates are higher, can hinder progress, business outcomes and economic growth.

SCWIST and WomanAct aim to transform this landscape through the Safe STEM Workplaces initiative. We have outlined clear objectives for this initiative:

  • Enhance Access to Legal Support and Resources: Improve access to legal support and resources for those affected by GBV in STEM and trade workplaces across Canada through comprehensive support and training programs.
  • Mobilize Knowledge and Promising Practices: Mobilize knowledge by sharing promising practices for preventing and responding to sexual harassment in STEM and trade workplaces.

Partner with us

We invite you to join us in this collective effort to create safe and inclusive workplaces. Together, we can make a lasting difference and foster environments where everyone can thrive.

Furthermore, based on the learnings from the SAFE STEM project, SCWIST and WomanAct are developing tools to showcase best practices for GBV intervention and prevention. 

Join us in our mission to support Canadian STEM workplaces as they lead the way in eradicating GBV. Connect with us at

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