OTTAWA, Canada — The Canadian Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA) announced that it has partnered with the National Women in Roofing (NWiR) to establish a Canadian council of the organization.

CRCA is looking forward to help NWiR establish itself in Canada and provide its four pillars of service to women involved in the roofing industry. NWiR’s four pillars are:

  • Mentoring: mentor and empower women in the roofing industry to achieve excellence in their chosen careers.
  • Education: Create high-quality learning programs and experiences for men and women to build successful businesses and careers in roofing.
  • Networking: provide opportunities to interact with women in the roofing industry, creating strong, long-lasting and supportive networks.
  • Recruiting: reach beyond traditional recruitment strategies to attract and hire women who will bring diverse backgrounds, talents and experiences to the roofing industry.

CRCA is also pleased to announce that Wendy Fraser, CRCA’s technical manager, has joined the board of directors of NWiR’s Canadian council and will also serve as the membership chair.

“I look forward to growing the outreach and support of the NWiR to the entire Canadian roofing industry,” said Fraser.

The Board of Directors for the NWiR Canadian council is being established, led by Chairperson Lillianne Dunstall. Dunstall worked for Tremco for over 17 years before retiring as vice president, North American Business Ops and Canadian Roofing. She has been involved in NWiR since its inception in 2016 and is excited to begin a Canadian council.

“I am so impressed with the organization that when this opportunity presented itself, I had to come out of retirement and hop on board,” Dunstall said.