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About Us

Women in Music Canada (WIMC) is a registered non-profit organization and one of the largest music industry associations in Canada. Through programming, community building, and online resources our goal is to strengthen the social-economic balance of the music industry.

WIMC is dedicated to:

  • Fostering gender equality in the music industry through the support and advancement of female identifying professionals and creatives at every stage of their career.

  • Connect the community to learn and grow together through networking and mentorship events. 

  • Provide professional development especially in under-represented areas of the music industry through hosting educational, career development workshops, keynotes and intensive programs. 

  • Provide support, resources and advocacy for our community.

  • Elevate, promote and celebrate women doing incredible work in music artistry and industry.

Our Values

Women in Music believes that the conversation around equality is an inclusive one, where all voices are welcome. Collectively, we are working to make the music industry a more diverse, equitable and inclusive community for all.

Our Chapters

Governed by a national board of directors, Women in Music Canada sets organizational strategy and provides members with a variety of resources, including online tools, to aid in their professional development and community building programming. As a national organization, we support the many women music professionals living and working across Canada and work with our chapters to support your success in tyour region. 

WIM Canada regional chapters offer members programming, events and valuable networking opportunities in their region. Chapters also work with WIMC to deliver organization-wide initiatives and signature events open to all members regardless of their home region. 

Land Acknowledgement

Women in Music Canada acknowledges that we are on the traditional territory of many nations throughout Canada, specifically our headquarters in the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands. We respect the Treaties that were made on these territories, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.

Our Story

Women in Music Canada is a registered not-for-profit organization, incorporated in 2014 with the passion of founder Samantha Slattery. 

As the Canadian chapter of the global movement of Women in Music, WIMC is aligned with its global chapter partners across the world. Bringing women in music together from South Africa to New York, to PEI and everywhere in between, this network is dedicated to serving the global community. 

About Women in Music (Global) - Established in 1985, Women in Music is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to advancing equality, visibility and opportunities for women in the musical arts through education, support, empowerment and recognition. A diverse global community, WIM encompasses chapters around the world - from LA to Japan.