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Millwright Regional Council of Ontario marks International Women’s Day 2022

These actions and the commitment to an inclusive mindset and a diverse workforce has reportedly led to change across the MRCO.

March 8, 2022   by CM Staff

The Millwright Regional Council of Ontario is launching our #BreakTheBias Campaign to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, 2022 (CNW Group/Millwright Regional Council of Ontario)

TORONTO — The Millwright Regional Council of Ontario marked its commitment to celebrate and enable women leaders on International Women’s Day March 8, 2022, by mentioning that their MRCO Sisters in the Brotherhood (SIB) Provincial Committee is focused on recruitment efforts to try and promote a balance gender scorecard at each stage of their recruitment process.

These actions and the commitment to an inclusive mindset and a diverse workforce has reportedly led to change across the MRCO and its eight affiliated Local Unions. The MRCO has nearly doubled the number of female Members in the last three years.

“Creating an environment that fosters inclusion and accelerates diversity is critical. Enabling and empowering women leaders is essential to our success, our contractor partners and as a leader in the Construction industry. Today, also marks the launch of our new website sistersinthebrotherhood.ca to further emphasize our commitment to recruiting the next generation of millwright professionals” said Mark Beardsworth, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Millwright Regional Council of Ontario.

On February 1st, 2022, the MRCO welcomed Sister Heather Ferguson as the Council’s first woman hired for the position of Business Representative, representing UBC Millwright Local 1410. From apprentice to Journeyperson, a leader as Co-Chair of the Council’s Sisters in the Brotherhood Committee, we proudly celebrate Heather continuing to be a mentor for Women in the trades in this new role.

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