Putting gender equity at the forefront of the Ontario 2018 election

May 2, 2018

Ontario Thrive is a non-partisan coalition of organizations and individuals coming together to ask political leaders and candidates for measurable commitments on gender equity in the Ontario 2018 Election. We want to see all candidates put issues of justice, safety and access at the front and center of the provincial election. We believe that issues related to gender equity – gender-based violence, transit, child care, access to justice, housing are all related and require both attention and action in the Ontario election. 

The Ontario Thrive campaign is asking all candidates to complete a survey on these key issues. The results will be posted on the Ontario Thrive website by May 23rd. The campaign is also helping community members get involved in these important conversations. 

How can you get involved? 

  • Challenge your local candidates to participate in the survey to share where they stand on issues of gender based violence, access to justice and childcare. We have a template for you to send them here
  • Ensure that local debates include questions related to women, communities and safety. Don’t have questions? Don’t worry we have a list to start from here
  • Participate in the online Ontario Thrive launch on May 2nd by using #OntarioThrive – share ways you want to see Ontario Thrive. 
  • Learn more about these key issues including labour, child care, housing through this information backgrounders found here

Visit www.ontariothrive.ca to learn more and get involved. 

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