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      Introducing the Canadian Coalition to Empower Women new Logo.

Special thanks to the Edwards School of Business - University of Saskatchewan, a founding member of the CCEW for their inspiration and support.

This logo captures the essence of the CCEW collaborative national strategy to empower women in Canada.    

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Join us by signing the CCEW Statement of Support!

Business and Professional Women came together to at the BPW Canada National Convention in Calgary, Alberta, Saturday August 13, 2016 to celebrate the CCEW progress in building collaborative partnerships across Canada with stakeholders from business, labour, government and civil society to promote women's economic empowerment.   

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Congratulations Edwards School of Business in Launching the Empowering Women Leaders Program.

                             

      

 

                                                                      

            Edwards CCEW Award

 To Download Brochure click here.  

 

Jill Salamon (right) with the Edwards School of Business receives the CCEW Empowerment Award on behalf of the University of Saskatchewan Executive Education Program. Doris Hall BPW Women's Empowerment Chair (left) and Sheila Crook UN Global Champion for Women's Economic Empowerment (centre)

 

Check out why the time is now to invest in yourself or in the women in your organization. 

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Join the CCEW in making change by signing the Canadian Coalition to Empower Women statement of support. To learn more about the benefits to achieving 50-50 by 2030 explore the resources below and contact a CCEW representative. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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BPW Canada Launches the Canadian Coalition to Empower Women 

BPW Canada has spearheaded the establishment of the Canadian Coalition to Empower Women to advance equality between men and women; boys and girls recognizing it is essential to build strong economies, establish more stable and just societies, and improve the quality of life for women, men, families and communities.

The coalition will refer to the UN Women and UN Global Compact Women's Empowerment Principles as a general framework and promote the EmpowerWomen.org online platform when engaging in dialogue with any stakeholders about their role in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment. Our work will encourage all stakeholders to consider corporate commitment to the Principles when making decisions about which businesses, organizations or governments to partner with or to procure from.

BPW Canada, following discussions with the UN Women and UN Global Compact Women’s Empowerment Team determined that much could be gained by broadening efforts beyond the UN WEPs focus on large corporations to include collaboration with small business owners, civil society organizations, government representatives across our nation, and individuals.  

Watch this Video to see why businesses leaders support the 7 Women's Empowerment Principles.

 

 


 

In keeping with our mandate BPW Canada commends the collaboration between the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the United Nations Global Compact for their efforts to bring the business case for gender equity to the forefront.

The Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) are a set of principles for businesses offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community.

BPW Canada, inspired by the BPW International Project WEPs campaign has made the WEPs a top organizational priority and we invite all stakeholders in Canada to demonstrate their support for the WEPs and encourage business leaders to implement them to demonstrate their commitment to gender equality in Canada.

The empowerwomen.org is an a on-line global movement for women's economic empowerment where you can connect-contribute & colaborate.

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 What are the WEPs?

WEPs Vision:        WEPs Objective:

Transform corporate behavior and intentionally position gender and women empowerment as essential core business objectives.

 

Motivate and guide business to take wide ranging actions to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community and to view such action as an integral and necessary part of corporate sustainability.

 

The Women's Empowerment Principles - Equality Means Business initiative provides seven steps that companies, government and civil society can take to empower women in the workplace and the market place. They were launched by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the United Nations Global Compact following a multi-stakeholder consultative process in which BPW International was an active participant.

 
freda Miriklis      BPW International inspired by the WEPs
introduced the Project WEPs Campaign
to promote and bring awareness to the
potential of moving Women’s
Empowerment to the top of the agenda
for its affiliates worldwide.                                                      
      Liz Benham                                             

 

The 7 Principles are:

  1. Establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality. 

  2. Treat all women and men fairly at work - respect support human rights and non-discrimination.

  3. Ensure the health, safety and well-being of all women and men workers.

  4. Promote education, training and professional development for women.

  5. Implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women.

  6. Promote equality through community initiatives and advocacy.

  7. Measure and publicly report on progress to achieve gender equality.

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Learn More About Women's Empowerment in Canada

BPW Canada is pleased to assist corporations with 10 or more employees to take the important first step in signing the UN Global Compact and UN Women Women’s Empowerment Principles CEO Statement of Support.

In addition, BPW Canada encourages other stakeholders to demonstrate their support for Women’s Empowerment by signing the Canadian Coalition to Empower Women statement of support.

BPW Canada Women's Empowerment Introductory Letter

Become a Signatory to the Canadian Coalition to Empower Women

Become a UN Global Compact/UN Women WEPs CEO Signatory

Benefits to joining the Women's Empowerment Movement

Women's Empowerment Resource Page

Why Women's Empowerment and Why Now?

Women's Empowerment Women's Empowerment Self-assessment tool

Canadian Coalition to Empower Women Signatories Quotes

A Guide to Launching a National Strategy to Empower Women

 

Contact a Women's Empowerment Implementation Coach: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

BPW Club Resources to support Women's Empowerment in your Community

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We support the UN Global Compact & UN Women WEPs 
Womens Empowerment Principles

We support the UN Women empowerwomen.org online platform 

Empower Women

 

CCEW site sponsored by
BPW Canada

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CCEW spearheaded by the Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women

 

 

 

Our Signatories

Join the growing number of more than 94 progressive and mindful leaders from businesses of all shapes and sizes, governments at all levels and others including civil society, business and labour, and community service organizations that have stepped up to promote gender equality across Canada.

SDG largeBy starting the conversation, signing the CCEW statement of support and encouraging others to do likewise, you can help Canada take a leading role to achieve 50-50 by 2030.                                                                      

The UN Secretary Generals Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and in particular SDG # 5 Achieve Gender Equality and Empower all Women and Girls is recognized as a major contributing factor for sustainable development.                                                                          

                          

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Our most recent signatories...

 

 

CANADIAN FEDERATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN

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President Grace Hollett - CFUW

 

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  Kelly Lewis Packers Fashion
Leslie Malegus - Selkirk Marlin Travel                Kelly Lewis - Packers Fashion

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ONTARIO

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      Teresa Harwash Home Health

Sandy Kirkwood-Pearce, Jodie Arthurs & Liz NealERP Trillium LLP

  Teresa  Hawash - Total Home & Health Care

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Deborah Mathias - Graham Creek Farm     Terry Traill- Athenian Publishing  

Kris Mcdonald

  Lisa Chapman Natural Therapies
Kristine D. McDonald  - Disability Consulting   Lisa Chapman - Natrual Touch Therapies   

 

   
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BPW Saskatoon

From Left to Right, Jocelyn Davey-Hawreluik (Athena Founding Member), Lisa Steinhilber (Advocacy Director),
Caval Olson-Lepage (BPW Saskatoon President) and Krista Martens (BPW Saskatoon Vice President)

 

What's New


Women's Empowerment Consultation - The Ministry of Status of Women Ontario

Have your say! Share your feedback about how to create an Ontario where all women and girls achieve their full social and economic potential.  Read the Economic Empowerment Discussion Paper and respond to the online survey by August 15, 2017. 

 

Bank of Montreal Stepping Up!

Bank of Montreal, Mckenzie Box and Melissa Sampth-Persaud accept a Commendation presented by BPW Canada, Vice President Karin Gorgeratt, joined by BPW Ontario President Maide Yazar - October 25th, 2016 

BMO by BPW Canada

Congratulations to BMO for its recognition at the 2017 Gender Equality Awards sponsored by Global Compact Network Canada for its progress related to:

Principle 1: Establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality,

Principle 4: Promote education, training and professional development for women, and

Principle 5: Implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women.

Check out the BMO submission on the Global Compact Network Canada website. 

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Events

Women's Economic Empowerment Community Building Event

Hosted by BPW Bowmanville and the Municipality of Clarington, Ontario - for more details click here

Recognition of CCEW signatories at Womens Empowerment Community Building Event Clarington

Congratulations to the recipients of the CCEW Empowerment Award at  the Women's Economic Empowerment Community Event:

  • Carrie Andrews - Inner Bloom Coaching
  • Granville Anderson - MPP Clarington
  • Joanne Cox - BPW Durham
  • Barb Hore - BPW Brampton
  • Franny Jewitt - Impact Genetics
  • Heather Mott-Ellis - BPW Trenton & District
  • Marissa McTasney - Moxie Trades Ltd.
  • Linda Rice - BPW North Toronto
  • Corinna Traill - Barrister & Solicitor

Sponsors: Ontario Power Generation, Women Offering Knowledge and Skills (W.O.R.K), Muncipality of Clarington, BPW Canada

 

 Women's Economic Empowerment (WEE) Community Building Infographic

 Interested in Hosting a WEE Communtiy Building Event? - Contact Us

 WEPS Calendar of Events - Planning an event?  

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 CCEW Empowerment Award Presentation - Empowering Women Leaders Program

Edwards CCEW AwardNational Convention - Winnipeg Manitoba

Jill Salamon (right) with the Edwards School of Business receives the CCEW Empowerment Award on behalf of the University of Saskatchewan Executive Education Program.

Doris Hall BPW Women's Empowerment Chair (left) and Sheila Crook UN Global Champion for Women's Economic Empowerment (centre)

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Resources

The CCEW is pleased to invite all parties to demonstrate their support to advance Women’s Empowerment in Canada by signing the Canadian Coalition to Empower Women statement of support.              

To learn more click to download the;

CCEW Introductory Letter                                            French Introductory letter NEW!

Become a Signatory to the Canadian Coalition to Empower Women download the;                                       

CCEW Statement of Support                                        French Statement of Support   NEW!

CCEW Signatory List - Join the groing lists of CCEW Signatories

 

In addition, the CCEW is pleased to assist corporations with 10 or more employees to take the important first step to sign the UN Global Compact and UN Women, Women’s Empowerment Principles CEO Statement of Support.

Canadian Signatories to the UN CEO WEPs Statement of Support are welcomed as honorary signatories to the CCEW. All signatories to the CCEW are presented with an official CCEW Empowerment Award Certificate.  If you are a signatory to the UN CEO WEPS contact us.  

 

Benefits to Signatories

 

Why Now?   French Why Now NEW!

 

How the Stock Exchange can Promote Gender Equality      NEW!

 

Who Holds the Key to Closing the Skills Gap? - Ernst & Young   NEW!

 

How  Advancing Women can add 12 Trillion Dollars to Global Growth - Mckinsey  NEW!

 

The Power of Parity Advancing Womens Equality in Canada (June 2017) - McKinsy & Company Canada NEW!

 

CCEW Recommended Resource List What you need to know about Women's Empowerment to get started - one page 

 

CCEW Historical Journey

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CCEW spearheaded by the Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women