Taking steps to fix gender inequality in the workplace could give Canada's economy a $150-billion shot in the arm, a major consultancy says.
Greater transparency needed for gender diversity on Canadian boards.
Women make up just over half of the Canadian population, yet continue to be underrepresented in political and professional leadership positions. When more women ascend to leadership roles, they become role models to girls and to other women. More women leaders will also influence the high-level decision-making that will pave the way toward gender equality.
The present research was initiated by the Canadian Women’s Foundation (CWF) and the Canadian Women’s Community Economic Development Council (CWCEDC) in order to explore the unique strengths and challenges of women-centred Community Economic Development (CED) programs in Canada. The CWF formulated the proposal for the present study with the aim of compiling a qualitative portrayal [...]
In this webinar Dr. Rose Fine-Meyer shares her work which focuses on how communities and classrooms are connected. Dr. Fine-Meyer’s work is ground history education in community based knowledge as an understanding. She explores the ways in which community members, reformers, activists, and educators have an impact on what takes place in classrooms and schools.
Throughout the year, Skills Ontario and its partners host Young Women’s Career Exploration Events at locations across Ontario that bring education, hands-on experience, and mentorship together, ultimately making the connection to successful career opportunities in the skilled trades and technology sectors. This event series culminates in the Young Women’s Conferences at the Skills Ontario Conference, [...]
In his Feb 22 article, Josh Dehaas asserts “to claim that women are at a disadvantage in school is absurd.” The more absurd reality is policy-makers are more likely to listen to his argument than to look at the facts.
The Women in Skilled Trades and Information Technology Training program provides training for women in communities where skilled trades and IT workers are needed. It offers gender sensitive in-class and on-the-job training to women with low incomes who are unemployed or underemployed and helps them prepare for jobs. Training can take up to one year [...]
Canada’s knowledge-based economy – especially the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) – continues to grow. Related changes in the economy, including shifts to globalized markets and an emphasis on innovation and technology, all mean that education is more and more an integral component of economic and social well-being.
Although women have always been well represented in schools as students and teachers, it is possible, by examining women's participation in schooling, to understand how that participation has both reflected and produced the unequal position of women in society.