The GEM Works program includes an Online Learning suite, an executive development session and written tools to guide mining employers in their efforts to create more gender-inclusive workplaces.
GEM Works: Become a Gender Champion – Executive Development Session
An interactive, experiential program that provides senior leaders in Canada’s mining and minerals sector with the inspiration, knowledge and skills necessary for success as a “Gender Champion”, driving organizational change towards a more gender-inclusive workplace.
GEM Works Toolbox
This guidebook 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. It uses 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 Online Learning Program
These four Online Learning modules aim to encourage regular use of the GEM Works Toolbox and to help organizations successfully implement its virtues. These modules are useful for anyone who needs more support using the Toolbox when identifying and removing systemic barriers within the policies, processes and procedures of their organization.
The GEM Works initiative also includes:
Gender Equity in Mining Champion’s Taskforce
The GEM Champion Taskforce is a group of executives who act as industry role models to influence change in their companies and in the industry at large, in order to continue 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.
There are three main ways a cohort can be comprised:
A single mining company would fund the program to deliver in its operations. The cohort(s) may be developed from a combination of different workgroups, departments or sites. In this case each workgroup, department or site represents a cohort member, with a maximum of 10 members participating in the cohort over a one year period (See activity schedule below).
Program funding may come from a variety of sources. Multiple companies or organizations could register individually to make up a cohort. Also, a membership-driven organization could support a cohort for their members, typically a variety of mining companies over a one year period (See activity schedule below).
Online Training & Resources
Four 30-minute interactive modules that explain how to use the GEM Works toolbox and create inclusive workplaces by removing systemic barriers within policies, processes and procedures.
Activity Schedule for Individual Organization & Multi-Organization Cohort Composition
By completing the following online learning, you will receive a certificate and digital badge.
GEM Works Online Learning modules are
pre-approved for 0.5 (Module 1) and two (Modules 1-4) continuing professional development hours.
Following a successful launch of the pilot program in 2016, the number of active sites who have adopted and/or continue to use Gender Equity in Mining Works (GEM Works) training has increased along with a growing number of Change Agents. To meet the evolving needs of the Canadian …
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