Despite extensive, detailed documentation from Ontario, across the country, and around the world, certain myths about the gender pay gap still persist. Read on for responses to some of the most common ones.
Championing, including mentorship, is an effective tool for supporting a woman’s career development, regardless of the field she has chosen. It is not a passive, one-way form of communication. At its best, it is a two-way relationship, with takeaways that benefit both the person receiving support, as well the person giving it.
Three-in-ten Canadians say they’ve been sexually harassed at work, but very few have reported this to their employers
14% of Canadians, both men and women, say they’ve been sexually touched, or worse, while on the job
The past year has been defined by many powerful stories spearheaded by survivors and their families. Movements such as MeToo and TimesUp, as well as the global Women’s Marches, have shone a spotlight on the ongoing challenges faced by survivors, as well as the harsh realities that continue to hold all of us back.
Harassment is a form of discrimination. It includes any unwanted physical or verbal behaviour that offends or humiliates you. Generally, harassment is a behaviour that persists over time. Serious one-time incidents can also sometimes be considered harassment.
Talent is one of the most essential factors for growth and competitiveness. To build future economies that are both dynamic and inclusive, we must ensure that everyone has equal opportunity. When women and girls are not integrated—as both beneficiary and shaper—the global community loses out on skills, ideas and perspectives that are critical for addressing [...]
Only 9% of all Canadians were considered poor in 2007. It was the lowest rate of low income in 30 years. But that was before the recession hit last fall. We don’t yet have income data for 2008, but, if past experience is anything to go by, poverty rates will go up again as declining [...]
Gender gaps have been narrowing over time but still persist, especially on the Prairies, less so in B.C.
Well-being is a multi-faceted state characterized by health, happiness, and prosperity.Note 1 It can be measured at both the macro level (i.e., countries) and the micro level (i.e., individuals, households, and families within households). This chapter of Women in Canada focuses on a particular aspect of well-being at the micro level: economic well-being.Economic well-being has [...]
It's International Women's Day, 2018. Do you know how much women have contributed to your economy? Probably not, because it's a pretty tough number to nail down. But economic analysts at the Bank of Montreal (in this case, a team of three males and two females) decided to give it a try, assessing Canada's economy [...]