2022 APEGA Annual Report

To drive innovation in Alberta, we must advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in the engineering and geoscience professions. We are moving forward with strategic initiatives to build a stronger and more diverse workforce, inclusive cultures, and equal opportunities for everyone. EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

By engaging in open dialogue with our stakeholders, our registrants, our permit holders, and other key partners, we advance meaningfully towards lasting change. WOMEN’S ECONOMIC RECOVERY CHALLENGE GRANT PROGRAM In April, APEGA received $250,000 from the Women’s Economic Recovery Challenge, a provincial program that aims to enhance economic opportunities for women and girls in Alberta. The grant enabled us to develop free training modules for registrants and permit holders to address the top workplace barriers experienced by women in engineering and geoscience in Alberta. We highlighted these barriers in our 2021 report Women in the Workplace: A Shift in Industry Work Culture . As part of the two-year grant, we are developing an awareness campaign and a pay-equity analysis.

Training modules developed in 2022: •Addressing Microaggressions in the Workplace •Competency-Based Hiring •Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Fundamentals •From Unconscious Bias to Conscious Inclusion IMPACTS OF COVID-19 ON WOMEN’S FULL PARTICIPATION IN THE INDUSTRY As part of a three-year, $400,000 grant from the federal government, we are examining how the pandemic has affected the barriers experienced by women and under-represented groups in the professions. This project builds on the work done in our Women in the Workplace: A Shift in Industry Work Culture report. We surveyed APEGA members and permit holders in 2022 to collect important data on: •organizational policies and practices •recruitment, promotion, and retention practices •workplace challenges registrants face as a result of the pandemic

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