30 by 30 Conference 2023
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Join Engineers Canada at the 2023 30 by 30 Conference, a gathering for 30 by 30 Champions, engineering regulators, equity-deserving groups, engineering students, and engineering employers to advance equity and belonging in the engineering profession. The Conference will start with a series of virtual sessions on May 3, 10, and 17, networking events during the week of May 22-26 in communities across the country, and an Employer Leadership Summit in Halifax, NS, on May 24.
The theme of the 2023 conference is Championing Change in the Workplace to bolster belonging among equity-deserving groups, and to shift engineering workplace culture for the better. The Conference will build awareness and skills related to inclusive leadership, intersectionality, positionality, emotional intelligence, conscious inclusion, and allyship.
Engineers Canada extends its thanks and appreciation to Engineers Nova Scotia, who we have partnered with to organize this year’s conference, and to conference sponsor, Canada Life.
Virtual Lead-up Sessions
Virtual session 1: May 3 from 12-1:30 ET
Join us to discuss the process of writing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for equity, diversity, and inclusion services! Our panel will share why EDI expertise is required in the engineering profession, what to look for in hiring an EDI consultant, what consultants wish their clients knew, and how to build meaningful relationships with service providers.
Virtual session 2: May 10 from 12-1:30 ET
Join our speakers for a discussion of the Canadian Engineering Qualifications Board’s (CEQB) Guideline for Women’s Workplace Equity. Guidelines can be an important tool for sharing principles and practices. Through this panel you will learn about the urgency and importance of centering lived experience when creating toolkits, such as guidelines, for EDI practice, and the realities of “one-size-fits-all" EDI initiatives
Virtual session 3: May 17 from 12-1:30 ET
Engineers commit to safeguarding human life and welfare, which requires a recognition of injustices when they occur. During this session, we will be discussing workplace violence prevention: how to go beyond the legal framework to be an anti-violence and anti-harassment workplace. Topics will include myths around gender-based violence, what individuals can do to shift the culture of a workplace away from shame and silence, and resources that survivors can use to navigate often-inadequate systems.
Networking sessions will be organized as part of the lead-up to the conference. Engineers Canada is seeking partners to lead in-person networking sessions across Canada during the week of May 22 to May 24. Partners can receive up to $1,000 to help organize their event. If interested in learning more about how you can partner with Engineers Canada on these networking sessions, please contact Yasemin Tanaçan-Blacklock, Advisor, Equity and Belonging at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Person Employer Leadership Summit
The 30 by 30 Employer Leadership Summit is happening on May 24! We are partnering with Engineers Nova Scotia to bring you a full-day event on making change through employer leadership. The summit will include discussions on allyship and championing EDI, particularly within engineering firms and companies.