Gender Equity in Mining Works

The Gender Equity in Mining (GEM) Works Initiative helps companies collaborate to foster a mining and minerals industry where both women and men have the best opportunities for making great contributions and having rewarding careers.

A female technician operating equipment in a plant

The Gender Equity in Mining (GEM) Works Initiative helps companies collaborate to foster a mining and minerals industry where both women and men have the best opportunities for making great contributions and having rewarding careers.

The GEM Works suite of resources includes an eLearning program, executive development session and supporting tools to guide mining employers in their efforts to create more gender-inclusive workplaces.

GEM Works: Being a Gender Champion – Executive Development Session

  • An interactive, experiential program designed to provide senior leaders in Canada’s mining and minerals sector with the inspiration, knowledge and skills for succeeding as a “Gender Champion” and for driving organizational change towards a more gender-inclusive workplace

GEM Works Toolbox

  • Helps mining companies update their policies and practices to identify and remove unintended barriers to develop a workplace that is inclusive and welcoming for both women and men.

  • A step-by-step approach on how to apply a “gender lens” to take a fresh look at written formalized policies, processes and procedures.

GEM Works: Learn to Make a Difference ELearning Program

  • Aims to encourage the GEM Works Toolbox’s use and support organizations in its successful application. The target audience is any individual who may need more support using the Toolbox to identify and remove systemic barriers within the policies, processes and procedures of his or her organization.

The GEM Works initiative also includes:

Gender Equity in Mining Champion’s Taskforce

  • A group of executives who are committed to acting as industry role models to influence change in their companies and in the industry at large – to continue on the journey towards gender equity in  mining

Gain Traction by Sharing Success

  • By ensuring that the efforts and successes of the participating Champions and their organizations are shared and celebrated, and demonstrating the impacts of implementing the GEM Works suite of resources, this initiative aims to inspire other organizations to start their journey towards gender equity in Canada’s mining industry.  

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