May 13-16, 2024    |    Montreal, QC

Canadian Women in Aviation Conference


Conference: May 13 – 16, 2024 
Host City: Montreal, QC
Venue: Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel

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Meet Our Co-Chairs

Heather Hills
Madison Coutu
Frances To
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Why Should You Attend?


An inclusive space for aviation and aerospace professionals like you, to meet one another and establish a stronger professional and social network.


Meet those that helped build the foundation we stand on today, and modern-day trail blazers that will spark your creativity and imagination.


Learn from industry experts to grow both your knowledge and career.

Your Conference Experience

Here’s what you can expect at CWIA2024

A stimulating 4-day program

We will be hosting a robust and engaging series of talks, workshops, tours, and activities.


The program consists of a tradeshow whereby you can meet recruiters, industry professionals, and learn about opportunities to give back to your community.


In addition to the Gala that closes out the conference, you’ll be able to attend fun get togethers and events on each night if you want to maximize your social experience.


Specially crafted in collaboration with our sponsors and supporters.


Major Catherine Cabot, A de C
la Majore Catherine Cabot, A de C

Senior Aide-de-Camp to the Governor General of Canada

'The Power of Allyship: Navigating my Career in the Royal Canadian Air Force'

Major Joelle Thorgrimson, MD, MSc, CCFP, Flight Surgeon

Royal Canadian Air Force

'Aeromedical Study Update'

Dawn Whyte

Dawn Whyte Aviation Coaching

'Building resilience in Aviation - Preparing for the Unexpected'

Marcia Strang
Training Advisor

BA, CPL, Airside Operations at Vancouver Airport Authority

'After an Aircraft Crash – what happens? Who’s in charge, and what can you expect?'

Lieutenant-Colonel Diane Baldasaro

Director RCAF Innovation / Plan Qulliq Team Lead

'Leading Change: One Conversation at a Time'

Elizabeth Quinton

Vice President, Data at Air Canada

'AI at Air Canada'

Corporal Brent London

RCMP - Border Integrity
Vancouver International Airport

'JETWAY - Criminal Interdiction at Canada's Airports'

Teri Thompson

Director and General Manager
Boeing Canada Winnipeg, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

'Empowering Women in Aerospace: Shaping the Future in Canada'

Anne-marie Thibaudeau

Director, Program Capture, Bombardier Defense

'Leading like a woman : How authentic leadership creates sustainable success'

Lisa setlakwe

Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety and Security - Transport Canada

'Insights from Transport Canada - Challenges, Successes, and Global Collaboration'

Lynda Coffman

CEO, Women in Aviation International


The CWIA2024 Presenting Sponsor is...





CWIA Friends

CWIA2024 is thrilled to announce our partnership with RCAF2024

1 April 2024 marks 100 years of service for the Royal Canadian Air Force as a distinct military element.

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