Our Commitment to the Energy Sector
About the Leadership Accord
Electricity Human Resources Canada’s Leadership Accord is a commitment by employers, unions and educational institutions to strive for equal representation and inclusion within their organization among skilled trades and non-traditional positions.
About the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment Initiative (C3E), and Equal by 30
The CEM’s Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) initiative was launched at the first CEM in 2010 to enable greater gender diversity in clean energy professions, recognizing that the transition to a clean energy future will only succeed if we harness all possible talent.
The energy industry remains one of the most gender imbalanced sectors, with women making up just 20% of the workforce. Women’s representation internationally in clean energy is only slightly higher at 35%. International research also consistently shows that a diverse workforce and gender-balanced boardrooms result in greater organizational performance and stronger bottom lines, both in private and public sectors.
In 2017 Women of Powerline Technicians signed on in support of Electricity Human Resources Canada’s Leadership Accord. In 2019 Women of PLT expanded their commitment to include being a signatory of the Clean Energy and Empowerment Initiative (C3E) and Equal by 30.
Through our approach and working with stakeholders who are already significantly engaged in diversity, inclusion, and equity, we show our commitment to the electricity sector, the Leadership, Clean Energy Education and Empowerment, and Equal by 30.
The electricity sector is in a time of immense transformation as we build critical community infrastructure, contribute to technological advances, and accelerate economic growth. Women and racially diverse participants bring diversity of skills, talents and perspectives in achieving a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous energy future.
Click here to learn more about these initiatives powering the electricity sector.