The Canadian Coalition to Empower Women spearheaded by BPW Canada exists to advance gender equality and the economic empowerment of women in all their rich diversity and genders; by reimaging how an inclusive intersectional approach and collaborative partnerships can sustain strong economies, build accessible, stable and equitable societies, to improve the quality of life for all Canadians and their families in communities across Canada.
Private Business Sector
Of all sizes are benefiting from creating an inclusive workspace.
WEKH Mar , 2023
Employ 10.3 Million Canadians 63.8% of total workforce
Employ 3.4 Million Canadians 21% of workforce
Large Businesses in Canada
Employ 2.4 Million Canadians 12.1% of workforce
StatCan Mar 3, 2022
Non-Profit/NGOs/Civil Society Labour & Business Associations Make a Big Impact
2nd Largest in the world
Employ 2.4 million people (1 in 10 workers)
Women represent 77% of workforce
Contributes 8.3% /$192 billion to Canada’s GDP
Almost 13 million volunteers contribute 2 billion hours per year
Source: ESDC Moving Forward Together 2030 Agenda -Partnershiips for the Goals
Policies, programs and initiaitives that advance gender equality build strong inclusive communities.
Citizens – Expect ALL elected Representatives to engage in a collaborative Whole-of-Governance model across other levels of government and stakeholders to represent different interests, make decisions together, share resources & strategically align to solve problems
Source: ESDC Moving Froward Together 2030 Agenda-Enhancing policy coherence