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Resources & Publications

We invite all Canadian Governments, Businesses and Organizations to Connect, Engage & Empower each other. Together we can Reimagine real sustainable solutions to achieve gender equality for all.

Reports and Resource List 

The State of Organizations in 2023 – McKinsey

Gender and the Economy: Quick Explainers

The Power of Parity: Advancing Women’s Equality in Canada-full-report


Decolonization Toolkit -VIDEA and Facilitators Guide

Women in the Workplace 2021 Report – McKinsey & Leanin

Generation Equality Accountability Report 2022 – UN Women

Hybrid Work: Making it fit with your Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Strategy – McKinsey

2022 Annual Report Card- The Zero Report-Prosperity Project

Global Report for Pandemic Preparedness and Response: COVID-19 Make it the Last Pandemic

Women in the Workplace Symposium Report 2019

Institute for Gender Equality and the Economy: Quick Explainers

Feminist Economic Recovery Plan for Canada – Institute for Gender Equality & YWCA Canada

The Power of Working Together – UNWomen, ILO and EU

The Power of Partnerships for Achieving Gender Equality – Documentary 25years since the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

Bridging the Gap: Emerging Private Sector Response and Recovery Measures for Gender Equality amid COVID-19

Advocacy Tool to Support Women Entrepreneurs During COVID-19

Global Compact Canada Network – Sustainable Development Goals Emerging Practice Guide

Mentoring to Advance Women in the Workplace- UN WEEmpower

McKinsey Women in the Workplace – 2019

Women Deliver-Future of Work for Women Framework

Gender Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in Innovation

Empowering Women for Innovation and Business Success

The design or everyday men: a new lens for gender equality progress

How the Stock Exchanges can Promote Gender Equality

Who Holds the Key to Closing the Skills Gap? – Ernst & Young

The Power of Parity_full report_september 2015 – McKinsey

CCEW Recommended Resource List What you need to know about Women’s Empowerment – Fundamentals

CCEW Historical Journey


The 50-30 Challenge: What Works Tool Kit (Released Fall 2022)

The What Works Toolkit is an online toolkit, designed for Canadian organizations looking to adopt equity and diversity initiatives within their organizations. It includes tangible actions organizations and individuals can take, resources designed to set out policies and approaches for recruitment, mentorship, promotion, and retention of board members and employees, as well as anti-racism, anti-harassment, and inclusive workplace strategies, and other related relevant activities and initiatives. The toolkit also features examples from Canadian organizations, profiling diversity successes.

To assist community partners and stakeholders explore the benefits of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access in the Canadian workplace, marketplace and community, the IDEAS4GE Team in collaboration with the 50 – 30 Challenge and KPMG Canada Team has aligned some key Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access Solution Opportunities with the 50 – 30 Challenge What Works Tool Kit. To access this Quick Start 3-page resource download English      French


Whether you are a Small, Medium or Large Business or a Non-Profit Organization the What Works Tool Kit can help you on your journey to creating an organization where everyone can thrive.     

Learn more about how Diversity can be Your Advantage –  Click Here.

Check out The Publicly Available Specification Guidelines that Support the 50 – 30 Challenge 

Women and the Workplace Symposium Report and Resources

In May 2019, the Government of Canada hosted a two-day Symposium on Women and the Workplace at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

At the event, 240 Canadian leaders and champions of workplace gender equality and diversity shared best practices to inspire and advance women’s participation in the workplace. Presenters and participants came from the public and private sector, unions, academia, industry and human resource associations, and civil society organizations.

Symposium Report and Additional Resources

A Gendered Look

“The purpose of this report is to present how women and girls can have an effective impact on societies and governments when they are given a chance to take part in global discussions that may affect change. More importantly, this publication emphasizes how women and girls play a significant role in achieving the 2030 Agenda.”

Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

Why Now? How we got to this moment in time….

IDEAS Defined – Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access & Sustainable Solutions

IDEAS4GE and the 50 – 30 Challenge What Works Tool Kit (WWTK) – Check out direct links to resources in the WWTK that promote Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access

A Guide to Launching a National to Empower Women’s – A Canadian Experience

  • The CCEW Early Journey: This guide shares the steps taken to promote awareness on the benefits of Women’s Economic Empowerment and Gender Equality and the launch of the CCEW. This work laid the foundation for the expanded Intersectional GBA+ approach to achieve the recovery and full participation of women and all genders in all their diversity in the workplace, market place and community in Canada.

CCEW Introductory Letter