The official launch of the new Women in Games International Montreal chapter will take place at the International Game Developers Association's summer event on June 18.
"As a vibrant hub of game development, we think it's important that Montreal has a local WIGI chapter," said co-founder Sharon Price.
"There has been increased awareness around women who work in games, and how women are portrayed in games. We want to represent a positive, open, and visible presence for women in the industry."
Along with Price, co-founders Valerie Bourdeau, Jules Morgan hope that it will bring a greater sense of community and collaboration for women in the Montreal games industry, using lectures, events and networking opportunities.
The launch will take place at Terrasses Bonsecours, Quais du Vieux-Port tonight, and more details can be found at the official site.
Montreal is home to a number of large game development studios such as Ubisoft, EA Montreal, and Funcom, as well as a thriving indie scene.