This series of fact sheets is based on the report Women's Poverty and the Recession by Monica Townson (September 2009), and addresses the following issues: Women and child care Women and the Harper government Women and welfare
This study looks at Canada’s progress in closing the gap between men and women over the past two decades, and finds that at its current rate of advancement, the country will not close its gender gap for another 228 years. The report also looks at gaps in women's economic and political participation, and calls for an investment of political and financial resources into organizations and institutions that represent the needs and interests of women in Canada.
This report finds that women in Ontario still earn 28 per cent less than men – despite increased levels of education and workforce participation, and challenges the Ontario government to take 10 steps to close the province’s persistent pay gap between men and women. It builds on the work in the CCPA-Ontario report, A Living Wage As A Human Right. You can also view our infographic, How to close the pay gap? by clicking on the image below:
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In this report from CCPA-NS, Phyllis Rippeyoung argues that the increasing pressures put on mothers to parent intensively—and the concomitant lack of government policies to support them in this work—makes women the primary bearers of the associated costs of mothering.
Hennessy’s Index is a monthly listing of numbers, written by the CCPA's Trish Hennessy, about Canada and its place in the world. For other months, visit: http://policyalternatives.ca/index 32
It started slowly. It usually does. He chipped away at her self-esteem, isolated her from friends, then family. She wasn’t allowed to work. She wasn’t allowed to talk to others. She wasn’t allowed to look at anyone. So began fourteen years of hell with her abuser. Shannon was young when they married. Growing up in a small town in Manitoba she had witnessed addiction and abuse in her home. She learned at an early age to hide— to be there but not really be present. “That is what I carried into relationships with me,” Shannon says.
Women in BC may well decide who becomes the next premier. According to a recent Ipsos Reid poll, most are not inclined to support Christie Clark, and this could make all of the difference in the election. There is much speculation about why Clark is having such trouble with female voters. These explanations sometimes relate to the economy (women do not rate economic performance as highly as men), or to women’s “quirks” (women are less forgiving about Clark’s mistakes), or to their disapproval of her style of leadership.
TORONTO – A new Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA-Ontario) report challenges the Ontario government to take 10 steps to close the province’s persistent pay gap between men and women. The report, 10 Ways To Close Ontario’s Gender Pay Gap, shows women in Ontario still earn 28 per cent less than men – despite increased levels of education and workforce participation.