2023 AGM & Meet the Board of Directors

Please join Women in Aerospace Canada for our virtual Annual General Meeting on Monday, June 12th from 12:00 - 1:00 pm (ET).  Hear what we have been up to, what we have planned, and to meet our new Board of Directors.

Elsie MacGill Awards Gala October 21, 2023 Brampton

The Northern Lights Aero Foundation is delighted to announce that our 14th annual Elsie MacGill Awards Gala, honouring outstanding Canadian women who have made significant contributions to aviation and aerospace, will take place on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at the Pearson Convention Centre in Brampton, Ontario.

Mentoring Program Across Canada Call for Mentors

Call for Mentors for the Women in Aerospace Canada Mentoring Program. The purpose of the WIA Mentorship program is to prepare both Mentors and Mentees to have high value discussions with respect to the Mentees development needs and goals.

Virtual Lunch and Learn Overview of Vertically Aligned Capabilities October 27, 2023

Christina Kruth, Vice President of Sales, with Sintavia a designer and additive manufacturer of advanced mechanical systems for Aerospace, Defense, & Space OEMs. Christina will be sharing an Overview of Vertically Aligned Capabilities.

How Multinationals Can Help Advance LGBT Inclusion Around the World – Submitted by Silvia Bianchi

Many companies face the challenge on how to advance LGBT inclusion when it can become a conflict with local law or culture. The authors in this article explain how it can be done after reviewing the research conducted by interviewing 30 individuals from Dow, EY, and Microsoft in a variety of countries, from Brazil to Japan to Saudi Arabia.

POSTPONED: Halifax Summer Social June 22, 2023

As you are aware, there is devastating damage across Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada and out of respect for our members, directors, and friends of WIA, we have made the decision to cancel our summer social axe throwing event. Our plan is to revisit the event in the fall. Please consider donating to either the Red Cross or other neighbourhood food and clothes drives that are occurring throughout the province.

Ontario Annual Holiday Celebration – December 7, 2023 – Mississauga

TICKETS ON SALE: Thursday, December 7, 2023 Roll up your sleeves, put on an apron and work with colleagues and WIA members in an enjoyable, hands-on team cooking experience.

ONLY 2 SEATS REMAIN For Part ONE Advancing Women in Aerospace Leadership Program

This project is funded by the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario). For more information, please visit This program was designed and will be facilitated by Evoke Consulting. Evoke is a training organization who teaches leaders how to feel and project confidence in all interactions. Their team are leading experts in the area of gender diversity. They have designed and implemented women’s leadership programs for global companies across a range of industries. Most importantly, they have been working with Women in Aerospace Canada for four years and understand our business and industry well.

Lunch and Learn Virtual: Hear From A Leader in Advanced Air Mobility – Guillaume Beauchamp of Wisk September 15th 2023

As the Head of Core Engineering, Guillaume Beauchamp leads all Engineering functions as well as Test and Flight Operations at Wisk . Guillaume started his Aerospace career in 2004 at Bombardier and performed a wide range of roles with an increasing level of responsibilities in Conceptual Design, Certification and Sustaining Programs. In 2017, Guillaume joined MITAC in Japan for 3 years and eventually was named the Chief Engineer for the M100 program prior to coming back to North America.

Aerospace Transformation Virtual Lunch and Learn June 26, 2023

Aerospace industry is going through a tectonic change — a transformation from one based on fossil fuel to one that will be powered by clean energy. With the emissions growth, and airports (and flights) at risk of being shut down due to environmental challenges, we must decarbonise aviation.

Commemorating a Trailblazer – Submitted by Eva Martinez

Last month, the Royal Canadian Mint released a commemorative loonie honouring Elsie MacGill – a pioneering aeronautical engineer and women’s rights activist who redefined what was possible for women in Canada. As reported by the CBC’s Emily Fagan, Elsie was: “the first Canadian woman to graduate with a bachelor's in electrical engineering in 1927, the first woman in North America to graduate with a master's in aeronautical engineering in 1929, and the first Canadian woman to practise as an engineer in 1938. In 1929, she contracted polio. Although MacGill was told by doctors that she would never walk again, she regained mobility with the use of two canes and continued her pursuit of a career in aeronautics. She accepted the role of chief engineer at the Canadian Car and Foundry, where she designed the Maple Leaf II biplane. During the Second World War, she pioneered a new, modular construction system that allowed the factory to produce over 1,450 Hawker Hurricane aircraft — a feat that led to MacGill being celebrated in a comic book story, Queen of the Hurricanes.”

Using the Talent Crisis to Help Propel Forward the Discussion on Diversity in Aerospace – Submitted by Ginelle Johnston

Using the Talent Crisis to Help Propel Forward the Discussion on Diversity in Aerospace: With the continued ...