Did you know it’s in Canada? Small businesses have 1-99 employees. The majority of small businesses in our country are actually About are majority-owned by women, and there were about in Canada in 2012. That said, current statistics are not readily available about Women of Colour who are entrepreneurs or small business owners. We do […]
The past year has seen several crucial moves toward closing the gender pay gap in Canada. The promised proactive pay equity legislation for federal workers, Ontario passed legislation in April, and have begun to equalize their gender pay differences. While all of these are important steps in making the pay gap a thing of the […]
I was really hoping the recent release of Census data would bring good news: wage gap closed! Racial discrimination gone! Equality achieved!
Not so much.
Gaps in pay for women and racialized groups persist. Ditto for immigrants and Indigenous peoples.
Consider Toronto, Canada’s largest city and one of its most diverse. More than half of Toronto’s population are immigrants. Exactly 50 per cent of the city’s population identifies as a visible minority. Maybe in the next Census, Statistics Canada will swap “visible minority” for “racialized,” seeing as 50 per cent is not a minority.
In 2017, women changed the political landscape. Individually and collectively, women asserted their equality rights by publicly naming, shaming and demanding accountability for sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace. As we mark the 16 Days of Global Activism Against Gender-Based Violence – the days from November’s International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women […]