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Distinctions, grants and scholarships, and contests

Certifié Mixité note of distinction

In 2017, two employer associations joined together to institute the annually awarded Certifié Mixité note of distinction to recognize employers who hire women and promote women on construction sites: the Association de la construction du Québec (ACQ) and the Corporation des maîtres électriciens du Québec (CMEQ).

These associations have set criteria for companies to receive the note and thus to be recognized for their commitment to hiring women and to inclusion.

Here are the companies that have received the note of distinction:

Talons hauts et bottes d’acier scholarships

The Table de concertation lavalloise pour l’emploi des femmes dans les métiers non traditionnels has instituted a scholarship program aimed at increasing the number of women in traditionally male programs offered by the Commission scolaire de Laval and Collège Montmorency.

Scholarships of $500 will be awarded to women based on analysis of their application. For more details, consult this website (in French only).

Consult the financial support programs for the workforce as a whole. 

Chapeau, les filles! competition

The Chapeau, les filles! competition highlights the drive and the work of women registered in a vocational or technical training program leading to the practice of a traditionally male trade. They are invited to draw attention to their motivations and their future projects.

To obtain more information and find out the competition terms, consult the website of the Chapeau, les filles! competition.

Elles reconnaissent awards

The organization Les Elles de la construction has created the Elles reconnaissent awards in order to underline the outstanding contributions of men, women, companies, associations, agencies, and unions in the construction sector to the advancement of women in construction.

For more details concerning the categories, eligibility criteria, and important dates to remember, consult the website for the awards.