April 16 is Equal Pay Day
On Equal Pay Day, women across Ontario will take action to rebuild public services and close the gender pay gap.
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We're mobilizing for Equal Pay Day!

April 16, 2024 is Equal Pay Day. It symbolizes how far into the next year the average woman must work in order to have earned what the average man had earned in the previous year.

Meet the Coalition

Since 1976, the non-partisan Equal Pay Coalition has been the main advocate for women’s pay equity in Ontario.
We unite 40+ women’s groups, trade unions, community groups and business organizations representing hundreds of thousands of women and gender diverse people across the province.

The pay gap harms all women—but some have it worse.

Pay gaps are a human rights violation. It’s time we all speak up.

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We’re mobilizing to make change. Join us!

The pay gap affects Ontario women differently.​

Women in Ontario face a 32% pay gap on average. But if you’re a women with disabilities, an immigrant, Indigenous, or racialized, it’s much wider.

Indigenous women 42%
Black women 42%
Women with Disabilities 43%
Arab women 47%

Coalition News

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Equal Pay Day at Queen’s Park


Ontario, our leaders are hearing us make noise for Equal Pay Day! NDP MPP Jill Andrew spoke at Queen’s Park about how closing the... Read More Equal Pay Day at Queen’s Park

Open Leader to Ontario’s Leaders


April 16, 2024  AN OPEN LETTER TO ONTARIO POLITICAL PARTY LEADERS TAKE ACTION TO CLOSE THE GENDER PAY GAP Dear Premier Ford, Office of... Read More Open Leader to Ontario’s Leaders

Voices from Equal Pay Day 2024


“I didn’t come here to work myself to death until I’m broken.”“Stand by us, and ensure we get what we... Read More Voices from Equal Pay Day 2024

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