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Resetting Normal: Building Gender Equality in the Pandemic Recovery

Resetting Normal is a series of reports on gender equality and the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada. The series explores risks to human rights exposed by the pandemic and proposes new ways to build a gender-equal Canada in pandemic recovery efforts.

Resetting Normal Report 1: Funding A Thriving Women’s Sector

Released May 2020

As women experience higher rates of gender-based violence and financial precarity, organizations that serve them are at the leading edge of innovative and timely responses. But decades of underfunding have robbed organizations of the capacity to truly meet community needs for these essential services. The COVID-19 crisis is an opportunity to change this and forge ahead with new resources for the women’s sector.

Summary of Recommendations:

  • Provide core funding to women-serving organizations and equity-seeking organizations
  • Guarantee a gender-based analysis plus in policy-making; involve the women’s sector in decision-making at all levels of government
  • Ensure a gender-based analysis plus in data collection on the non-profit and charitable sector
  • Make gender-based analysis plus a requirement in transfer payments from the federal government to provinces and territories and in agreements with non-profits and charities

Read the full report.

Co-authors: Canadian Women’s Foundation, Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN), Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Kathleen Lahey
Contributor: Imagine Canada

Related Resources:
The Facts: Women and Pandemics
Women Leaders in COVID-19: Seen and Unseen
Women’s “Worry Work in the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Difficult Economic Side-Effects of COVID-19 for Women
The Gendered Impacts of Coronavirus