Building Inclusive and Sustainable Future

WEC is one of only five ecosystem partners across the country entrusted to support the 50-30 Challenge by engaging Canadian organizations to achieve 50% gender parity on their boards and senior management teams and/or at least 30% representation of other equity-deserving groups.

Think Women is a space where equity meets networking. The non-profit sector has been wracked with division, competition, and unsustainable strategies. It’s time we think outside the box, it’s time we Think Women. In order to build a stronger, more equitable non-profit sector across the nation; we must first build stronger, more equitable organizations. This starts with us and it starts now. Learn more here. 

In 2021, the Women’s Economic Council launched Her Mentors, a research project funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. The finding resulting from this study will help better understand the needs of newcomer women in mentorship programs and how service providers can develop inclusive targeted interventions. Click here to know how to join Her Mentors.

Canadian women have been banging on the doors of power demanding a place at the executive table for decades. Now, in 2022, the tide is turning and the Women’s Economic Council has been funded by government to accelerate women’s inclusion on boards, in leadership and senior management in Canada’s cooperative sector. You can join us in accelerating inclusion, learn more about 50-30 below!

The Women’s Economic Council is a national organization and a registered charity. Our mission is to advance every woman’s participation in building resilient and inclusive economies, especially women who experience multiple systemic barriers. We achieve our mission through consultation, networking, research and advocacy to understand and address the challenges women experience creating sustainable livelihoods.