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City of Toronto’s Budget for 2024

January 16, 2024

WomanACT’s 2024 Pre-Budget Submission Violence against women is not only a human rights violation but has devastating physical, emotional, social and economic consequences for women. Housing, homelessness, and intimate partner […]

Opinion

More than 45 Toronto Community Organizations Unite to Launch #ShowUpTO Campaign, Urging Mayoral Candidates to Address Poverty and Inequality

June 1, 2023

Toronto, June 1, 2023 – YWCA Toronto, WomanACT, Social Planning Toronto, and City for All have joined forces with more than 45 community organizations to launch the Show Up for […]

Press

Open Letter to All Toronto Mayoral and Council Candidates

October 3, 2022

Open Letter to All Toronto Mayoral and Council Candidates: We are a concerned group of non-profit organizations who are ringing the alarm bell on rising poverty and inequality in Toronto. […]

Press

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 […]

Press

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