Learn how innovative leaders in our Municipal, Provincial and Federal governments are working to implement policy, programs and initiatives to advance gender equality to build strong inclusive communities across Canada.
"Equal by 30 is a public commitment by public and private sector organizations to work towards equal pay, equal leadership and equal opportunities for women in the clean energy sector by 2030.
Equal by 30 asks organizations, companies and governments to endorse principles, then take concrete action to accelerate the participation of women in the clean energy sector, and close the gender gap."
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
The ESDC and the Ministry of Labour hosted the Women and the Workplace Symposium in 2019. Three key components to advancing workplace gender equality and diversity in Canada were identified: 1. Increasing awareness about gender equality and challenging widespread myths. 2. Changing structures instead of people. 3. Adopting an intersectional approach to gender equality in the workplace.
Best practice strategies that emerged during the Symposium centred around three phases of the employment cycle: hiring, retention and career advancement.
The Labour Program is responsible for protecting the rights and well-being of both workers and employers in federally regulated workplaces. They work closely with provincial and territorial governments, unions, employers, international partners, and other stakeholders to promote fair, safe and productive workplaces and collaborative workplace relations.
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