At the Canadian Women’s Foundation, we want every woman living on a low income to have the chance to move herself and her children out of poverty.
Statisticians have been examining the gender wage gap for decades now, isolating for different factors to try to understand what’s driving the sticky phenomenon. They’ve found that, no matter how you manipulate the data, women in Canada earn less than men. That’s the reality for women, as a diverse group, as soon as they enter [...]
Women's economic well-being has many contributing factors, principally current income. However, income alone may not provide a full picture of women's current and future economic well-being.
Aboriginal women share many of the same challenges and concerns as other women in Canada. However, demographically, culturally and socioeconomically, Aboriginal women are also a unique population. There is also much diversity within the Aboriginal population. Broadly speaking, Aboriginal people can be considered as three distinct groups: First Nations (North American Indian), Métis and Inuit. [...]
In 2009, 58.3% of women, representing 8.1 million women, were employed. This is more than double the number of women employed in 1976. Additionally, women's labour market experiences today differ vastly from 1976. Using the Labour Force Survey, this chapter of Women in Canada will examine the labour market experiences of women over time and [...]
Welcome to the sixth edition of Women in Canada – representing the 25th anniversary of this publication. The first edition of Women in Canada was published in 1985, the same year as the United Nations Third World Conference on Women in Nairobi.
This measure captures all women’s and men’s earnings, including contract and part-time work–a crucial variable as about two-thirds of part-time workers are women. According to Statistics Canada Survey Labour Income Dynamics (SLID)* data from 2011, the last year for which this data was available, Ontario had a 31.5% gap. Recently, Statistics Canada Canadian Income Survey** [...]
Women hold 8.5 per cent of the highest-paid positions in Canada’s top 100 listed companies, according a report by global executive search firm Rosenzweig & Company.