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First Notice: Housing in Kemptville; dealing with the gender gap

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First Notice: Housing in Kemptville; dealing with the gender gap


Clark talks housing in Kemptville

The governments of Canada and Ontario will be making an announcement related to housing in Kemptville, Ont. today. Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Steve Clark will be on hand at 1 p.m. at 224 Jack St. for the announcement.  


Baig re-elected president of Quebec Engineers

Quebec’s provincial engineers association, the Ordre des ingenieurs du Quebec, announced yesterday that engineer Kathy Baig was re-elected president by the board of directors. This will be the third and final two-year term for Baig, who has been an OIQ board member since 2013 and its president since 2016.  


Addressing the gender gap in Quebec

Construction is not the only sector with a gender gap in its workforce — just 30 per cent of jobs in the chemical, petrochemical, refining and gas sector are held by women. To address that gap, Montreal-based CoeffiScience, the sectoral workforce committee, yesterday issued a guide to best practices to facilitate and support the recruiting and integration of female employees by companies. The initiative is supported by Quebec’s Ministry of Economy and Innovation.  


Ryerson Diversity Institute also reports on inclusion

Another new report addresses the same topic. The paper, titled Economic Equality in a Changing World: Removing Barriers to Women’s Employment, by Ryerson’s Diversity Institute and the Public Policy Forum and supported by the Future Skills Centre, argues the inclusion of women, especially diverse women populations, must be central to Canada’s recovery and growth strategy. The report was announced today. 

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