“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 there is much more to do.”
“Ontario is looking for input on the development of a provincial strategy to support the economic empowerment of women — so that all women and girls can achieve their full social and economic potential.”
Ontario has released an engagement paper and an online survey to gather ideas from communities across the province. The feedback will be used to develop a Women’s Economic Empowerment Strategy, which will be launched in fall 2017.
You can read CFUW Ontario Council’s comments on Women’s Economic Empowerment here>>. The deadline for responses to the Women’s Economic Empowerment consultation is August 15.
The link to the consultation paper and questionnaire can be found here>>