The Canadian Coalition to Empower Women spearheaded by BPW Canada exists to advance gender equality and the economic empowerment of all genders, including women in all their diversity; recognizing the essential role of an inclusive intersectional approach and collaborative partnerships to sustain strong economies, build stable and just societies, and improve the quality of life for all Canadians and their families in communities across Canada.
Bring together Canada's innovative private sector dedicated to engaging, developing, and promoting women and gender equality in the workplace, marketplace, and community with visionary organizations and governmental leaders to leverage the global Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and national 50-30 challenge and Generation Equality Commitments to achieve gender equality and inclusive diversity in Canada.
The 50 – 30 Challenge: Your Diversity Advantage
Build local, provincial and national partnerships across all stakeholders to advance gender equality and economic empowerment across Canada, one community at a time.
Support Business, Government and Community Organizations through:
- Awareness Campaigns and Signing Moments,
- Best Practice Sharing,
- Recognition, Awards,
- Promotion and Advocacy, and
- Community Building Events and Activities
Grounded in fundamental Canadian values of diversity and inclusion and leveraging the universal guidance of the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) and empowerwomen.org online platform, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Generation Equality Action Coalitions (GEF) and number of emerging National initiatives such as the 50-30 challenge we:
- Connect and build partnerships with businesses of all sizes, government at all levels, and all other stakeholders including civil society, community service, business and labour organizations.
- Engage in exploring the benefits of gender equality and exploring the associated myths to promote a fresh dialogue that acknowledges that it will take all of us from every stakeholder group to make gender equality a reality in Canada.
- Empower innovative thinking, bold action and best practice sharing to create tangible strategies and workplace policies and practices to create sustainable; representation, opportunity and value solutions.
Join the growing number of progressive and mindful leaders from businesses of all shapes and sizes, governments at all levels and civil society organizations that have taken the all-important first step on their journey to empowerment. Check out the real Power of a Signature and Formal Signing Moments.
Who can Sign the WEPs
Companies (private, public, state-owned and cooperatives) of any size and industry, established under national law, industry associations and chambers of commerce committed to advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community are invited to join the WEPs community. See the WEPs Brochure released March 2021
Sign the UN WEPs - CEO's - Businesses/Industry Associations/Chambers
Joining the WEPs network is straightforward: Download the CEO Statement of Support (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese), have it signed by your company/business association CEO, and submit it with your online application at https://www.weps.org/join.
You may also wish to consult the Frequently Asked Questions.
Already a WEPs signatory? Be sure to create your WEPs Community Profile.
We recognize that in addition to the commitment of Business Leaders, partnerships with "Other" important Partners and Stakeholders, such as civil society, international organizations, academia and governments at all levels will be required to advance gender equality and inclusion in Canada.
Sign the CCEW Statment of Support - Organizations, Civil Society and Governments
All stakeholders committed to gender equality can sign the CCEW Statement of support. Organizations/Civil Society and Governments can keep informed by joining the Empowerwomen.org movement and register their organization on the UN Women - global empowerwomen.org Organization online form.
Check out the latest CCEW Newsletter - Dec 2020
Content Summary - Celebrating Canadian WEPs Signatories - How to Sign and Set up a Profile Page