CRCA Partners with National Women in Roofing (NWiR)

January 21, 2021 (Ottawa) – The Canadian Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA) is pleased to announce that they have partnered with the National Women in Roofing (NWiR) to establish a Canadian Council of the organization.

CRCA is looking forward to help NWiR establish itself in Canada and provide their four pillars of service to women in involved in the roofing industry. NWiR’s four pillars are:

  • Mentoring: mentor and empower women in the roofing industry to achieve excellence in their chosen careers.
  • Education: Create high-quality learning programs and experiences for men and women to build successful businesses and careers in roofing.
  • Networking: provide opportunities to interact with women in the roofing industry, creating strong, long-lasting and supportive networks.
  • Recruiting: reach beyond traditional recruitment strategies to attract and hire women who will bring diverse backgrounds, talents and experiences to the roofing industry.

CRCA is also pleased to announce that Wendy Fraser, P.Eng, CRCA’s Technical Manager has joined the board of directors of NWiR’s Canadian council and will also serve as the Membership Chair. “I look forward to growing the outreach and support of the NWiR to the entire Canadian roofing industry,” says Ms. Fraser.

The Board of Directors for the NWiR Canadian council is being established, led by Chairperson Lillianne Dunstall. Lillianne worked for Tremco for over 17 years before retiring as VP North American Business Ops and Canadian Roofing. She has been involved in NWiR since its inception in 2016 and is excited to begin a Canadian council. “I am so impressed with the organization that when this opportunity presented itself, I had to come out of retirement and hop on board” she says.

About NWIR

National Women in Roofing (NWiR) is a volunteer-based organization that supports and advances the careers of women roofing professionals. We provide networking, mentoring, education and recruitment opportunities from the rooftop to the boardroom, for the young professional at the start of her career to the seasoned manager in the executive suite.

Our focus is on connecting and empowering women so that their training and leadership skills can help drive the overall betterment and professionalism of the roofing industry. Our membership also includes and welcomes men who support the inclusion of women in the roofing industry. Working together, we are bringing the industry to a new level of excellence by supporting and promoting the contributions of women as an essential component to the future of roofing. For more information on NWiR, please visit:

About CRCA

The Canadian Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA) is the national voice of the roofing industry in Canada. CRCA consists of companies actively engaged in the roofing and related sheet metal business in Canada including contracting, manufacturing and supplying of materials and services.

For more information on this press release, please contact CRCA at or Wendy Fraser at