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Canadian Women in Ocean Industries Conference and Trade Show (CWOIL)

November 15 - November 16

Canadian Women in Ocean Industries Conference and Trade Show (CWOIL)
Canadian Women in Ocean Industries Leadership Initiative – CWOIL

Ocean industries in Canada contribute about $31.7 billion a year to the economy and make up 1.6 percent of the country’s gross domestic product.  Canada has tremendous opportunity to build on the outcomes achieved to date, harness our collective national strengths and resources. Canada’s ocean industries sector can help drive our economic recovery.  It will take a diverse and inclusive talent base to help us achieve this objective.  Today, there are significant talent hurdles that Canada must address to increase its competitiveness, innovation and market leadership in this global sector.

To enable and accelerate Canadian innovation, research and technology development, market and export leadership in the marine and ocean tech sector, it is critical to attract, develop and retain a robust, diverse and inclusive talent pipeline that includes women from every walk of life.

The Canadian Women in Ocean Industries Leadership initiative, and emerging long-term action plan and 2022 International Conference, will directly address this goal, increasing Canada’s leadership, competitiveness and contribution to ocean industries.  It will foster an ocean talent pipeline with women from every walk of life, including equity seeking groups: 2SLGBTQ+ community; Indigenous communities; persons with disabilities; and racialized people, increasing the competitiveness of this industry.

The CWOIL Conference will be a reaffirmation of the consultation findings from our national outreach as well as a celebration of women in industry, research and academia who have achieved great success in the oceans sector.

Come join us and help us be “The Rising Tide That Lifts ALL Boats

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November 15
November 16


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120 New Gower St,
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