The Society for Canadian Women In Science and Technology, or SCWIST, was founded in 1981 as a not-for-profit association aiming at encouraging women into science, engineering and technology; supporting and promoting the education of girls and women through programs and activities in partnership with the community.

VISION: 

To create an environment where women and girls in Canada can pursue their interest, education, and careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) without barriers.

MISSION: 

  • To provide activities, mentorship, and leadership that support women and girls in accomplishing their dreams
  •  To remove barriers and raise public awareness by promoting and advocating for inclusive policies and equitable practices in education, the workplace, and in government
  • To inspire innovation and encourage excellence through positive role models and outreach programs
  • To foster connections through professional networks and programs we develop in partnership with the community
  • To boost the numbers, retention, and status of women in the workplace by facilitating networking, mentoring, and advocating woman-friendly policies