CEMF is committed to creating a world where engineering meets the needs and challenges of society by engaging the skills and talents of both women and men alike.

To that end, we are dedicated to attracting women to the engineering profession so they may fully contribute to the development of our society. In so doing, they honour the memory of the 14 women from L' École Polytechnique whose contributions to Canada ended on December 6, 1989.

We do that primarily by offering scholarships in engineering to young women who demonstrate exceptional leadership and are volunteers in their communities.  We ask our scholarship winners to be Ambassadors for the profession and mentors to those who follow.  Over 600 women studying engineering in Canada have applied for one of our scholarships since 2002 and we have awarded over 200 since then.  The social return on that investment (SROI) has been enormous. 

CEMF is a Registered Canadian Charitable Foundation.(BN #89034 9061 RR0001)

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Our ambassadors are CEMF award winners and represent the very best in Canadian engineering. These incredible women are helping to shape Canada's future.

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'The "E" Word: Why Engineering Needs All of Us' a TEDx talk by recent CEMF Ambassador Samantha Stuart

In this video, Samantha explains how more than half of Canadian Grade 9 & 10 students have an outdated perception of engineering careers; which in many cases prevents them from pursuing a...


HATCH Engineering Award supports women in engineering with $10,000 undergraduate scholarship

The Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF) is thrilled to announce a new and exciting partnership has been formed with a leading Canadian engineering firm, Hatch.

Together, with...