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WomanACT and Angus Reid Group Public Transit Poll: 86% of people have experienced harassment on Toronto’s public transit system  

June 27, 2022

Toronto, ON – A new poll from the WomanACT in partnership with Angus Reid Group shows that experiences of harassment are common on public transit in Toronto. While 86% of […]

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Cross-sector partners aim to make work safe for everyone in traditionally male sectors  

May 24, 2022

Toronto, ON: Today, WomanACT and The Society for Canadian Women in Science & Technology (SCWIST) are pleased to announce partnerships with three employers who are dedicated to creating workplaces free […]

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Equal Pay Day in Canada

April 12, 2022

Today is Equal Pay Day. Equal Pay Day raises awareness of the gender pay gap and acknowledges how far into the year the average woman must work to earn what […]

News

The economic recovery in Ontario must ensure women’s safety

August 11, 2021

The COVID19 pandemic may be novel, but the connection between violence and women’s economic security is not. As governments start to develop economic recovery plans, it is critical that women’s […]

Opinion

Canada’s Pay Equity Act coming into force

August 3, 2021

On August 31, 2021 the Pay Equity Act will come into force requiring federally registered employers to proactively plan around and compensate for pay gaps between women and men. The […]

Opinion

What Ontario’s 2021 budget means for women: The good, the bad, and the missing

March 31, 2021

Last week, Ontario released its 2021 budget. The budget focuses on protecting people’s health and the economy, and it charts the Province’s plan to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. With […]

Opinion

Informing a National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence

March 15, 2021

In January 2021, the Canadian government announced a commitment to develop a National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence. Leading up to the development of the Plan, WomanACT undertook consultations […]

News

The financial literacy gender gap is a little more complex than we think

February 5, 2021

Finances play an important role in every person’s life. But despite advances made to women’s economic security in recent decades, women continue to face very different financial challenges than men. […]

Opinion

The Rapid Housing Initiative needs a gender equity perspective

September 23, 2020

In 2019, Canada committed to supporting the most vulnerable communities in accessing affordable and quality housing through the National Housing Strategy. The strategy identified women and children fleeing intimate partner […]

News

Deputation to Planning and Housing Committee on the COVID-19 Interim Shelter Recovery Strategy

September 22, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the housing challenges and crisis that exists. Housing remains one of the top barriers faced by women experiencing violence and the services that support them. […]

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