Author: Andrea Gunraj
Andrea is Vice President of Public Engagement at the Canadian Women's Foundation.
In the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s easy to feel that closing the gender pay gap is not so pressing. But it’s more important than ever.
The pandemic coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, has dominated the news. Many of us are contemplating what we can do to reduce risks and prevent transmission. But have we considered the gendered impacts of coronavirus in Canada?
Get a summary of this important report, which asseses federal policy and programs supporting women and gender equality in Canada. It will be submitted to the UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia before a review of the Beijing Platform 25 years after it first happened.
On October 21, 2019, Canada will hold a federal election. People who are eligible to vote will elect a member of Parliament to represent their riding in the House of Commons.
In the lead-up period, candidates in the 338 ridings across Canada will campaign to win votes.
This is a critical opportunity to ask your riding’s candidates what they and their party are planning to do to strengthen gender equality if they win the election.