IT’S TIME TO ACT

IT’S TIME TO ACT prepared by the Special Committee on Pay Equity June 2016     Introduction On 3 February 2016, the House of Commons adopted the following motion with respect to pay equity: That the House (a) recognize that the government must take action to close the unacceptable gap in pay between men and women […]

GENDER DIVERSITY ON BOARDS IN CANADA

GENDER DIVERSITY ON BOARDS IN CANADA prepared by Catalyst June 2016     Foreward The conversation about women on boards in Canada has shifted in an encouraging direction over the past year, thanks to the introduction of new securities law rule amendments to encourage greater representation of women on boards and in executive officer positions. […]

EVERY STEP YOU TAKE: ONTARIO’S PAY GAP LADDER

EVERY STEP YOU TAKE: ONTARIO’S PAY GAP LADDER prepared by Mary Cornish Ontario Equal Pay Coalition – www.equalpaycoalition.org April 2016 For the third year in a row, the Government of Ontario recognizes the persistence of the province’s gender pay gap by acknowledging April 19, 2016 as Equal Pay Day. Why April 19th? Because women in […]

Making Ontario’s Budget Work For Ontario’s Women

MAKING ONTARIO’S BUDGET WORK FOR ONTARIO’S WOMEN: SETTING THE FINANCIAL PRIORITIES WHICH WILL LEAD TO AN ONTARIO WITH A 0% GENDER PAY GAP IN 2025 Ontario Equal Pay Coalition – www.equalpaycoalition.org February 2, 2016 Introduction Since the Ontario budget affects everyone, it is time to start making it work for Ontario women. This submission calls for […]

Gender Wage Gap Strategy: Consultations

GENDER WAGE GAP STRATEGY: CONSULTATIONS Launch presentation by the Gender Wage Gap Steering Committee October 2015   Beginning in October 2015, the Ontario Government began a consultation process in 13 cities across the province. These public town halls were intended to identify causes of and solutions to the Ontario gender wage gap. This is the […]

Closing the Gender Wage Gap: A Background Paper

CLOSING THE GENDER WAGE GAP: A BACKGROUND PAPER Ministry of Labour October 2015 Introduction Women in Ontario have made significant progress in areas such as labour force participation and education. Yet, they continue to earn less than men. Women are overrepresented 1 in lower-paying occupations and industries, make up a disproportionate number of employees in […]