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The #WeCommit campaign is a call-to-action for private sector companies of all sizes, enterprises, and employers’ organizations, stock exchanges, pension funds, and wealth management funds with the aim to sign and/or deepen the implementation of the Women's Empowerment Principles.

The CCEW supports the WEPs as a foundation to build partnerships across Canada to promote cooperation & solidarity in creating a better post-COVID-19 normal. The time is now to bring solutions to the table & secure a sustainable future for all by ensuring current and future work is built on principles of inclusivity, equality, and social justice.

Check out the #WEComitt resources to assist your journey.  If you are a prospective WEPs signatory, already a WEPs signatory or an Ally, check out the #WeCommit Welcome Kit to get more tips and materials to get you started in communicating about the WEPs and calling for more commitments!

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Canadian WEPs Ally -  Learn more about WEPS and spread the word on your Twitter/Facebook channels and call on your employer to sign the WEPs 

Webinar: Empowering Women Entrepreneurs to Drive Economic Growth – Presenting the Advocacy Tool

The G7 and European Union will share insights on how to strengthen support for women’s entrepreneurship in the context of COVID-19. The WE EMPOWER team has been gathering good practices to build an advocacy tool that will help identify how the public sector, private sector, and civil society can better support women, entrepreneurs, to drive economic growth and lead in COVID-19 recovery efforts.

Join us for this exciting webinar as we present the Advocacy tool to our community.

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COVID -19 Response and Recovery - How Each of Us Can Play our Part 

CALL TO ACTION FOR G7 STAKEHOLDERS - High-Level Round Table Recommendations 

G7 Covid19 Stakeholder Call to Action

This pandemic has become a magnifier of inequalities, particularly those based on gender and race. This poses a serious threat to women’s employment and livelihoods as it deepens pre-existing inequalities, exposes cracks in social, political, and economic systems, and brings to light the collective reliance on universal and comprehensive social protection systems in a time of crisis. COVID-19 also threatens to be a conflict multiplier that will precipitate new threats and challenges to women’s security, while also creating new opportunities and demands for women participation in peacemaking and peacebuilding.

COVID-19 is an opportunity for G7 leaders to take bold, decisive, and inclusive action to build a more resilient and more equitable future. It will not be the last pandemic or crisis we face globally, including future climate-related challenges. The G7 is a global leader and how its members respond to COVID-19 with respect to tackling inequalities and discrimination will have implications for the global community. Partnerships are critical to ensure that we do not reverse the progress we have made on gender equality and women’s rights. Along with governments, representatives from the private sector, workers’ organizations, and civil society play a key role in establishing an equitable and gender-transformative labour market, now increasingly reliant on digital technology.

Accelerate YOUR Companies WEPs Journey - As you re-imagine your company post-COVID-19 

If you are not already a WEPs Signatory check out the benefits to being an inclusive equal opportunity business that values diversity.

The webinar will feature resources and tools that put the WEPs signatory onto an effective journey of implementation and showcasing the promising practices implemented by the signatories since their engagement with the WEPs at the different stages. The WEPs Journey represents five stages of a company’s engagement with the WEPs: Sign, Action, Capture, Engage, and Report. UN Women provides technical guidance that puts the WEPs signatory onto an effective WEPs journey of implementation, driven by accountability and transparency. Several tools and resources are available to kick start companies’ journeys and build their capacities at different stages of their journey.

Join Us: June 30th, @ 10:00 am EDT

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 Preparing for the Second Wave: Insights from Former Health Ministers Webinar banner

Canada is bracing for a second wave of COVID-19 infection. It is no longer a question of if, but when. As Canada begins to reopen, are our healthcare systems strong enough to sustain a second wave?

Join us on June 30th from 1:00-2:00 PM ET for a panel discussion featuring former Health Ministers Philippe Couillard, Deb Matthews, Terry Lake, and Stephen Mandel who will share their insights on Canada’s pandemic response, and how we can best prepare for the public health challenges to come.

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Profit from Technology: Digital Tools to Drive Efficiency and Revenuebdc transp

Wednesday, July 15, 2020, from 3:00 to 3:45 pm. EDT

To learn more and to register - click here.

Join our experts in this free live webinar. BDC Chief Economist Pierre Cléroux will provide an economic update and talk about the importance of adopting digital tools. Experts will offer practical advice on how to execute tech investments that will help make your operations more efficient, agile, and profitable.

Enabling Resilience: A Spotlight on SME's

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of the Canadian economy. It is impossible to plan for a sustainable economic recovery from this pandemic without involving the SMEs meaningfully. 

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This Webinar will explore:

  • Impact of COVID-19 on SMEs and sustainable procurement
  • Examples of corporate leaders providing support to the SMEs
  • Key considerations to prepare for the changing landscape of doing business

Transformation Through Inter-connectedness 

Sponsored by NGO CSW/NY Virtual Conversations - facilitated by Mallika Dutt

Renew and explore how to create interconnected leadership that aligns self, community, and movements for sustained positive change. Together we can co-create a new inclusive paradigm based on care and well-being for all. 

Presence and Connection

The first session focused on practical tools for mindfulness and centering to create a grounded presence to navigate our uncertain and volatile times. More than 170 people joined the session. You can watch the session here

Deep listening and creative collaboration

This session will focus on how we can listen deeply to ourselves, one another, and the broader environment. As the world changes radically, learning to listen in more embodied and holistic ways can create opportunities for collaboration and new possibilities. You can watch the session here

Generative conflict

This session will explore how our differences and multiple points of view can be shared to generate more possibilities and build deeper connections across our diverse identities. Practices will explore moving beyond fight/flight/freeze responses to conflict and listening for differences with curiosity and engagement to build deeper relationships across movements. You can watch the session here.

Building a culture of care and well-being for people and the planet

This session will focus on the shifts that we can make at the individual and organizational level to build a culture of care that addresses shocks around health, resources, and safety and security issues. We will also explore how self-awareness and organizational change can incorporate planetary well-being as a critical part of our emergence into an interconnected paradigm. You can watch the session here.

 "Leveraging Inclusive Procurement amid COVID-19".

This webinar will showcase the public and private sectors' role in following the gender-responsive procurement practices in times of COVID-19. The panelists will speak about practical policies, practices, and services that companies could develop, implement, and practice to help in the procurement responses.

WHEN - 18 June 2020, 09:00 am EDT
WHERE - Online via GoToWebinar
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Relationships in the Workplace in the #metoo era

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Personal relationships are tricky at the best of times. Workplace relationships are trickier given power imbalances, close daily proximity, office politics, shifting norms, and the evolution of legal rules. Join veteran arbitrator Paula Knopf (moderator), along with arbitrator Eli Gedalof and counsel Nini Jones and Steven Wilson, for a dinner and panel exploring "relationships in the workplace in the #metoo era."

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Innovation Entrepreneurship and the Future 

In Celebration of International Women's Day 2020

Join the discussion to hear insights from and meet women entrepreneurs across the G7 

February 25, 2020, Ottawa, Ontario


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CCEW Joins WE Empower Canada and BPW Canada to #FlexForEmpowerment












About the #FlexForEmpowerment Campaign. 

The BPW Canada network of clubs and members across Canada are being provided the opportunity to participate in a series of #FlexForEmpowerment Coaching Webinars hosted by the WE Empower Canada and the CCEW/BPW team. Final #Flex Webinar - January 14, 2020 - 2:00 PM EST

During the webinar participates will be provided an overview of how their club and community can benefit by leveraging the tools, resources and supports being made available through a customized BPW community engagement campaign. 

All members are invited to attend, and all club presidents are encouraged to ensure your Club can fully take advantage of this opportunity 

Employer Education Series on Gender and Sexuality - January 16, 2020

Creating a workplace culture that values inclusive diversity and promotes gender equality is a win-win scenario. Take this opportunity to learn more and meet champions building bridges through understanding. (online or in-person event)

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Canadian Small Business Awards - January 28th and Canadian SME Expo - January 20, 2020

Small and Medium-sized businesses account for 99% of all businesses in Canada and support millions of jobs across  Canada. 

The CanadianSME 2019 Business awards are designed to recognize and applaud the contribution that small business owners provide for Canada’s economy.

Congratulations to all nominees and business taking part in the 2020 event,


Women in Motion Conference - January 25, 2020, Woodstock, ON

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The purpose of this conference is to teach and inspire businesswomen, from startups to established companies, how to thrive in business while maintaining a healthy work/life balance.

This full-day conference includes presentations and hands-on workshops by local and regional businesswomen, national keynote speaker Carole Bertuzzi "The Moodivator", as well as refreshments and lunch.

Registration: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Community Building Events 

Women's Economic Empowerment  - Why Women's Empowerment Means Business: London, Ontario




#wepsforum 2020

2020 marks the 10th Anniversary of the Women's Empowerment Principles, this annual flagship event will be a special celebration of progress to advance gender equality and women's empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community.

March 12, 2020, UN Headquarters, New York City.

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