CCEW Introductory Resources and Publications

Introduction Host a WEE Event Become a Signatory The CCEW Journey Reports, Publications & Courses Events


The CCEW is pleased to invite all interested stakeholders to Connect, Engage and Empower, You can also demonstrate your support to advance Women’s Empowerment in Canada by signing the Canadian Coalition to Empower Women Statement of Support.

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CCEW Introductory Letter 

 Why Now? 4th Edition Excerpt - NEW Jan 2022

CCEW - BPW - UN Women  August 31st  WEPs Presentation

  Community Engagement

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Note: Tips for Shifting an In-person event to a Virtual or Hybrid Event.  Incorporated into the above ver3 Guide.


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 Creating a National Coalition To Empower Women: The CCEW Journey


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Become a Signatory to the Canadian Coalition to Empower Women!

Why Now?

Download the CCEW Statement of Support

Submit Your Signed Statement

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In addition, the CCEW is pleased to now assist "businesses of all sizes" 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 so we can deliver your empowerment award.

Check out  some of our Signatory Signing Moments

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 Other Reports & Publications

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

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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 have 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 IDEAS & 50 - 30 Challenge Worksheet  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

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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

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 Five Course Specialization Certificate-Brochure 

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

How Advancing Women can add 12 Trillion Dollars to Global Growth - Mckinsey

CCEW Recommended Resource List  What you need to know about Women's Empowerment - Fundamentals

CCEW Historical Journey

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Advancing Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment

A Gendered Look

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"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."

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