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.
Jackie Tardif has dedicated her career to the retail fashion industry – ultimately landing herself a job as President of Reitmans. She’s held a few different roles at Reitmans, but it’s her passion for helping Canadian women feel comfortable in their clothes that’s driven her success. We talked to her about sizeism in fashion, and what […]
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 […]
There is no question: Violence affects mental health. In fact, the World Health Organization and the Public Health Agency of Canada have both recognized gender-based violence as a significant public health issue