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The Canadian Women Economists Committee/Comité des Femmes Économistes Canadiennes was created in 2017 as a standing committee of the Canadian Economic Association charged with supporting and promoting the advancement of women in the Canadian economics profession.

It follows directly from the Canadian Women Economist Network (CWEN) which was founded in 1990 as an independent association of persons interested in promoting women economists and their ideas. The change from CWEN to CWEC recognizes that this responsibility of supporting and promoting women does not just fall on the female membership, but on the profession as a whole. Over the past three decades, CWEC/CWEN has been instrumental in promoting women’s involvement with and within the wider Canadian economics community.

We are delighted to announce the Release of Climate Survey results on Diversity in the Canadian Economics Profession! 


Also now available: December 2020 CWEC Newsletter

This issue features an interview with Michelle McIsaac, a summary of the CWEC/CFÉC activities in 2020, highlights of the Workplace Climate Survey of Canadian Economists and the survey on the impact of COVID-19 on productivity, upcoming CWEC/CFÉC events, and other articles about the impact of the pandemic on learning environment.


Recent Events: Margaret Reid Seminar


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