The CCQ tips its hat to women!

June 28, 2016

In the 2015–16 edition of the Chapeau, les filles! competition, the Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ) handed out two Mixité en chantier (Co-ed Construction) awards, each accompanied by a $2,000 scholarship, to two female construction students. The recipients are Alexandra Tremblay, bricklaying student, winner of the “Future Worker” section, and Marie-Eve Courville, carpentry-joinery student, winner of the “Future Contractor” section.

The CCQ is particularly proud to be associated with the Chapeau, les filles! competition, which recognizes the perseverance of women who have chosen to practise trades traditionally occupied by men. This competition also makes it possible to offer strong and relevant female models who may have a positive influence on women’s interest in the construction industry.

As a stakeholder in the 2015–24 Programme d’accès à l’égalité des femmes dans l’industrie de la construction (PAEF), the CCQ’s involvement in the competition is even more relevant. This program aims to support women in their career paths and to make training and work environments more welcoming. Currently, women represent 5.1% of the graduates from study programs leading to construction, the highest level in 10 years. This translates to 502 women graduates – a record number!

The CCQ would like to congratulate Ms. Tremblay and Ms. Courville, as well as the other competitors and winners in the Chapeau, les filles! competition, for their boldness and their determination to leave the beaten path to earn a living by building the Québec of tomorrow, shoulder to shoulder with their male counterparts.


In the photograph, left to right: Marie-Eve Courville, winner of the “Future Contractor” section, Alexandra Tremblay, winner of the “Future Worker” section, and Diane Lemieux, CEO of the CCQ.