The Society for Canadian Women in Science & Technology invites to you participate in a short survey to help us understand your Diversity & Inclusion needs!

About The 50/30 Challenge

Announced by the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry on December 10, 2020, The 50–30 Challenge is an initiative between the Government of Canada, business, not-for-profits, the public sector, and diversity organizations to improve access for under-represented groups to positions on corporate boards and in senior management.

The 50-30 Challenge sets two goals for the boards and senior management of each participating organization: gender parity (50 percent) and significant representation of under-represented groups (30 percent). Under-represented groups include: visible minority persons, people living with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ2 community, as well as First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.


Over the 40 years since its establishment in 1981, SCWIST developed an effective and supportive network to help girls and women in their pursuit of careers in STEM. Through a variety of programs, projects, and conferences, SCWIST’s mandate has been to focus on career opportunities and employment equity for women through a widespread community outreach program.

SCWIST is an advocate for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in schools, universities, businesses and Canadian society, and supports efforts to promote equality for all, especially within science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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