We’re excited to welcome the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association (OWHA) to our growing list of SOAR partners.
This partnership works to fulfill the aviation awareness focus of SOAR, by promoting the rewarding career opportunities the aviation industry offers women in organized sports. We are confident that this partnership will help to spark interest in girls to consider a career as a pilot, and to help them to feel that this career is within their reach.
“We’re very excited to join the SOAR family,” said Fran Rider, President and CEO at OWHA. “We focus on creating opportunities for women, and this partnership will help us further develop our mission. By providing girls with early awareness of the aviation industry, we hope they will recognize their potential to make a difference in a male-dominated field.”
“Team sports like hockey help young women develop talents and skills they can apply in the workplace as they grow into the leaders of tomorrow,” said Julie Mailhot, COO at Air Georgian. “Female youth hockey players are powerful examples of those working to break down gender barriers and overcome gender bias. Air Georgian is eager to partner with OWHA to support these women by opening doors for females in aviation and providing resources for them to achieve their best within our company and as their careers soar.”
SOAR focuses on developing partnerships to create defined career pathways for prospective or current pilots, with an entry point to the Air Canada system.
SOAR’s initiatives include:
- Raising awareness of careers in aviation
- Working with organizations to recruit pilots, and;
- Providing career fulfillment and advancement opportunities for employees
About the Pilot Mobility Agreement (PMA)
Air Georgian is proud to have launched the careers of over 6000 Canadian pilots during their 24 years in business. Through their partnership with Air Canada, they are part of a PMA, which guarantees all eligible pilots an interview with Air Canada. Air Canada has committed to hiring a significant number of pilots through this PMA with Air Canada Express partners, with Air Georgian providing the fastest path to Air Canada.
The Ontario Women’s Hockey Association (OWHA) is the governing body of women’s ice hockey in Ontario. The organization promotes, provides and develops opportunities for girls and women to play hockey in Ontario, as well as encouraging national and international growth of the sport. Current membership is over 60,000 players, coaches, managers, trainers, officials and administrators.
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