The Canadian Women Economists Network/Réseau de Femmes Économistes was founded in 1990 as an independent association of persons interested in promoting women economists and their ideas. Over the past two decades, CWEN has been instrumental in promoting women’s involvement with and within the wider Canadian economics community.

News and Updates

For the latest news and updates on our activities please see here.

Upcoming Events


Check the CWEN/RFÉ Young Researcher Award and Travel Grant Awards. More information here.


Report on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession in Canada

Every two years, the Canadian Women Economists Network (CWEN) conducts a survey of female representation in Economics departments in Canada, similar to the American CSWEP survey.



Updated Constitution and By-Laws

At the CEA meetings in Quebec City, members ratified a new version of the constitution.The main changes were:

  1. To create a new position on the executive
  2. To make more explicit some expectations around financial reporting
  3. To remove the explicit statement of membership fees from the constitution.