59.6% of all low income families are headed by women.

Other Resources - External Links

Women in Trades and Technology Sites

Woman Motorist is the first free automotive, car and motor sports resource on the Internet for Women. Our intent is to provide accurate, informative and fun articles on every subject from automotive safety, maintenance, car shopping, racing, advocacy and travel to information about automotive manufacturers' participation in our communities.

Association for Women in Computing (AWC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the advancement of women in computing professions.

Women in Packaging or Women in Packaging

Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology

Educational Resources - K-12

Technology and Distance Education HomePage - Province of British Columbia

The Internetting Women Project - a project devoted to improving the quality of science education for girls through Internet technology.

Shad Valley is an exciting summer program designed especially for top students in grades 11 and 12 (secondary 5 and CEGEP I in Quebec). The award- winning program is offered at eight Canadian universities during the month of July. Most students then have paid work terms with sponsoring organizations for the rest of the summer
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Unmixed Messages Though their primary focus is science, these activities lead into and out of other subjects, such as history, music, art and language arts. The first activities set explores the science of chemistry through the context of everyday materials such as toothpaste, ice cream and paper. The second set examines music from a scientific perspective. The third activities set is designed to foster specific science skills such as deductive reasoning and invention through topics geared toward elementary students' interests. In addition, each of the activities concludes with "Interconnections," suggestions for ways in which teachers can extend the activities into other disciplines.

Canadian Teachers' Federation / Fédération canadienne des enseignantes et des enseignants

Role Model Projects

Women's Information Networking directory. W.I.N. is a mentorship program dedicated to providing young women with access to advice, guidance and inspiration as they work toward their future goals and dreams. Successful, dynamic women from all career fields and professions have offered their experiences and time to answer queries and offer advice. From law to the arts to computing science to engineering and physics. Yes, dreams can become reality.

AHEAD is a virtual organization dedicated to maximazing the contribution of minorities to the U.S. Enterprise by Linking minority-Faculty (role models) at Major Research Institutions to Students at minority-serving institutions.

General Resources

Industry Network Canada

WITI , a non-exclusionary association of women and men embodying a tremendous diversity of backgrounds, positions and disciplines all over the world. WITI members are well represented in numerous fields including technology, business and academia. Our members include leaders and pioneers in vital creative and administrative roles, students and researchers; people who want to increase their knowledge of technology. Men join WITI for the same reasons as women; to increase their business contacts, improve their skills, market their products and services and to help WITI achieve the objectives defined in its mission statement.

YWCA - NET: Non-traditional Employment Training The YWCA of Greater Milwaukee's Nontraditional Employment Training (NET) Program has developed and implemented local initiatives and programs that assist women and other under-represented individuals to become qualified employment candidates for the construction manufacturing and service industries.

The Women Inventors Project is a non-profit organization working to increase the number of successful women inventors and entrepreneurs in Canada. The Project supports the innovative and scientific endeavors of Canadian women through programs which educate and heighten public awareness.

The Women's Resource Project! contains extensive list of inks to Women's Studies - Women's Resources Available on the Internet - Triangle Area, North Carolina, Women's Resources

Canadian Women's Internet Association

Women and Economic Resources contains links to a number of valuable resources

Women's Web

Distinguished Women of Past and Present This site has biographies of women who contributed to our culture in many different ways. There are writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, artists, entertainers and others. Some were alive hundreds of years ago and some are living today. I'd like to acknowledge as many as I can.

Women in Engineering Being a woman in engineering industry is different from being a man in engineering industry. Not better, not worse, but different. I'm going to try to talk about the things that are going to annoy you and help you when you get out to The Real World.

Government and related Sites

The Ministry of Women's Equality (British Columbia) - Canada's first free-standing ministry dedicated to equality for women works in partnership with other ministries, governments, organizations and many community groups who are working to make a positive difference for women and families throughout the province.

Human Resources Development Canada

The Careers On-line Centre is created and maintained by the Ministry of Education, British Columbia, Technology and Distance Education Branch. The Centre provides resources and education for students grades k - 12 to help them understand and research career choices and concerns so they can focus on their future and make educated decisions about their career goals.

CBC Employment Equity HomePage Employment equity is, in essence, fairness of opportunity for everyone. In Ontario, where the government is repealing the provincial legislation on employment equity, many firms regulated by provincial law have said they will continue their employment equity efforts. Their reason? They say it makes good business sense, as well as being the fair way of hiring people.

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