October is Women’s History Month

October is Women’s History Month in Canada! It’s a time us to celebrate women’s achievements and recognize the trailblazing women who have shaped our country and way of life. This year’s theme is #ClaimYourPlace. As we continue our quest for equality and inclusion in all areas of Canadian life, we need to honour and celebrate […]

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Women’s Economic Empowerment

“Women and girls in Ontario are disproportionately affected by poverty, discrimination, violence, and their work is often undervalued. Ontario has taken steps to support women’s economic empowerment through working to close the gender wage gap, encouraging gender diversity on boards, providing violence against women services and supports, and increasing access to high-quality child care, but […]

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Women's Economic Empowerment

Help us create Ontario’s first strategy for the Economic Empowerment of Women. “Women and girls are disproportionately affected by poverty, discrimination, violence, and their work is often undervalued. Ontario has taken steps to support women’s economic empowerment through working to close the wage gap, encouraging gender diversity on boards, providing violence against women services and […]

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Bill 148 – Fair Workplace, Better Jobs Act 2017

On June 1, 2017, Ontario introduced legislation today to create more opportunity and security for workers through its plan for Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs, including hiking the minimum wage, ensuring part-time workers are paid the same hourly wage as full-time workers, introducing paid sick days for every worker and stepping up enforcement of employment […]

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Equal Pay Day

On Equal Pay Day, four of us, Sandra Thomson, President, Ontario Council, Teri Shaw, Advocacy Coordinator, Anne Douglas CFUW Oakville and Tina Agrell of Advancement of Women Halton were invited to Queen’s Park to listen to presentations by the Hon. Kevin Flynn, Minister of Labour and the Hon. Indira Naidoo-Harris, Minister of the Status of […]

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