The goal of Cascades’ Make Room for Women program is to propel more women into key positions and offer them the right conditions to achieve their ambitions.
This program was created as the result of the observations of a committee, which since 2016 has been looking at the place of women within the company and proposing concrete measures to encourage their professional engagement. Following numerous consultations with employees, the committee made a number of recommendations, some of which have already been put in place, for example, measures concerning schedule flexibility and the identification of high-potential employees.
The goal for 2019 is to draft an administrative practice on women's representation, create an advisory committee, develop training on unconscious bias and create a platform to allow networking between women at Cascades.
Vice-President Legal Affairs — Cascades Containerboard Packaging —
Responsible — Make Room for Women
"Promoting greater gender equity means being responsible, innovative and value-creating."
Vice-President Projects and Development — Cascades Tissue Group
"Trust yourself and believe it! You definitely have your place."
Cascades Certified Bronze Parity
Since September 2019, Cascades holds the Parity Certification of La Gouvernance au Féminin. It aims to recognize the practices put in place to promote greater gender equity in Canadian businesses.