WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT PRINCIPLES VIDEO
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Who We Are

The Canadian Coalition to Empower Women was formed to advance equality between women and men, girls and boys in Canada; recognizing it is essential to build strong economies, establish more stable and just societies, and improve the quality of life for all women, men and their families in communities across Canada. 

Our Goal

Grounded in the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) and leveraging the empowerwomen.org platform for change we;

  • Start the dialogue by acknowledging that it will take all of us and all interested parties from every stakeholder group to make gender equality a reality in Canada,
  • Build partnerships with businesses of all sizes, government at all levels, and all other stakeholders including civil society, community service, business and labour organizations,
  • Explore and promote awareness of the benefits of gender equality,
  • Promote Women’s Economic Empowerment Community Building events and activities
  • Invite all interested parties to become signatories to the CCEW Statement of Support
  • Introduce the UN Global Compact and UN Women CEO WEPs Statement of Support to medium and large businesses that meet the UN WEPs criteria and assist with their submission.

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

 

Launching a National Strategy to Empower Women - Canadian Experience

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We support the UN Women empowerwomen.org online platform 

Empower Women

 

WE EMPOWER: Responsible Business Conduct in G7 Countries - Published June 2018

G7 UN weempower booklet

Learn How to Host a Women's Economic Empowerment Community Engagement Event

Women's Economic Empowerment Community

 

 

CCEW site sponsored by
BPW Canada

BPW Canada

CCEW spearheaded by the Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women

CCEW Signatories

Join the growing number of more than 107 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 large By 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...(Click here for a complete list of signatories)

 CANADIAN SOCIETIES / ORGANIZATIONS

Grace CFUW CCWE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
President Grace Hollett - CFUW
Canadian Federation of University Women

 

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  Lesli Malegus Selkirk Marlin Travel Copy

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

 Rosalie Shantz Big Dollar Store 

  Elizabeth Swirsky Shops of St. Andrews
Rosalie Shantz-Big Dollar Store     Elizabeth Swirsky - Shops of St. Andrews

                 

ONTARIO

FEMinSTEM Mylene signing

 

Mark S Morrissey House

Mylene Grace Tu - Founder FEMinSTEM  

Mark Serré - Morrissey House 

ERP Sandy Jodie Liz

      Teresa Harwash Home Health

Sandy Kirkwood-Pearce, Jodie Arthurs & Liz Neal   ERP Trillium LLP

  Teresa  Hawash - Total Home & Health Care

Deb M Farms

  Athenia Publishing T Traill
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   

 

   
SASKATCHEWAN     

  

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


70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Celebration

Declaration of Human Rights 70 yearsStephani Dei UN women canada 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephanie Dei - UNWomen WeEmpower National Coordinator - Canada with CCEW representatives  Doris Hall and Sheila Crook

  

Financial Industry Stepping Up!

Scotiabank

As noted in the WE EMPOWER: Responsible Business Conduct in G7 Countries release,  Scociabank has set up 21 employee focus groups across Canada and its Pacific Alliance Countries ( Mexico, Peru, Chilie & Columbia) to obtain feedback on the barriers to achieveing gender balance in leadership roles. 

scotiabank slideThey were recently recognized for their work aligned with the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPS) speifically;

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

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

Principle #6: Promote equality through community initiatives and advocacy at the Celebratinig Women in STEM -  Empowerment Gala.

 

For more information about the Celebrating Women in STEM - Empowerment Gala see events below.

 

 

 

 

  

Bank of Montreal 

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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CCEW Events

Cellebrating Women in STEM - Empowerment Gala Event

The CCEW was pleased to recognize industry leaders in STEM and to celebrate community advocates who empower women and girls to explore and succeed in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields of endeavour. Click here for more details from the  BPW Ontario and Scotiabank Celebrating Women in STEM - Empowerment Event

Scotiabank Team award webgala recipients web posting

Gold Sponsor Scotiabank - VP Priya Dhawan-Chahal recieving recognition with the Scotiabank team.

 

Women's Economic Empowerment Community Building Event

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

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