Women - the Future of the Canadian Aviation and Aerospace Industry

juin 25
Halifax, Nova Scotia
juin 25, 2019
09h00 - 12h30

The Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace (CCAA) is inviting you and your colleagues to the focus group meeting entitled:


Shaping the Future of Our Canadian Skies - Increasing the Participation of Women in the Aviation and Aerospace Industry

CCAA’s 7th Focus Group Session: June 25th, 2019 in Halifax, NS       
Time: 9:00AM - 12:30PM

Meeting venue:


1599 Grafton Street

Room: Piccadilly & Sackville

Halifax, NS, B3J 2C3



While the event is FREE, space is limited, and we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible to register. Please respond by emailing ksossokolle@avaerocouncil.ca  or registering on EventBrite (click here).


About the event:


The Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace (CCAA) is pleased to invite you to meet with other stakeholders as part of a national conversation about increasing women’s participation in the aviation and aerospace sector in Canada. With the looming labour shortage in key occupations such as pilots and aircraft mechanics, our industry needs to take action on several fronts. In particular, we need a meaningful strategy to ensure we can access highly skilled and trained talent from under tapped and/or underrepresented groups.


In March 2018, the CCAA Labour Market Information Report confirmed that the industry continues to have very few women in those positions where we see shortages on the horizon – only 6% of mechanics and 7% of pilots are women. These results show an important opportunity.


Two fruitful sessions in October 2018 showed a widespread consensus on the importance of workforce development initiatives in our industry. (The sessions were Transport Canada’s Aviation Summit and CCAA’s Labour Market Strategy Day). In particular, one of the breakout sessions at the CCAA meeting focused on the challenges to the recruitment and retention of women in our industry. This generated much interest and was a great start -- now we are inviting you and other stakeholders to validate these findings and move the conversation forward.


We will be hosting a series of focus group sessions across Canada. This is your chance to provide input and learn about supportive practices for the advancement of women in aviation and aerospace and contribute to our industry’s National Action Plan of best practices and recommendations for stakeholders.


We encourage you to pass this invitation to a colleague, educator, labour leader or other industry-related stakeholder who has an interest in the topic. We also encourage you to invite employees who are in these target occupations (pilots or maintenance / manufacturing) to participate and contribute their ideas. We welcome both men and women to the conversation.



For all inquiries, please contact Kethy Sosso-Kolle at ksossokolle@avaerocouncil.ca or (613) 727 8272 x261



Best regards,



Robert Donald       

Theresa Davis-Woodhouse

Kethy Sosso-Kolle

Executive Director

Director of Project Management and Accreditation

Project Coordinator



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