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Canada’s gender pandemic response

Canada introduced unprecedented relief measures in the early days of the pandemic. Did they address the pandemic's heavy toll on women and other marginalized communities?

Closing the electoral gap: Canada’s glacial march towards gender equality

Canada has made significant progress on gender parity among elected officials, but there is still a long way to go.

New national action plan to end gender-based violence falls short

The federal action plan is not the national action plan we've been fighting for.

Low pay driving career changes among women workers

Bumpy Ride Fall 2022 Update #7: Women workers are changing industries—and they're looking for better pay

The crisis in the care economy shows no sign of letting up

Bumpy Ride Fall 2022 Update #6: Workers in the care economy have been battered over the past two years, and that crisis shows no signs of slowing.

Feminist Leadership makes all the difference in CUPE strike

The labour movement is a women’s movement. Bringing a feminist perspective to labour makes it stronger.

Women’s earnings lag behind high rates of inflation

Bumpy Ride Fall 2022 Update #5: Women's salaries are failing to keep up with inflation—a look at the latest numbers

The pandemic has accelerated the exit of older workers

Bumpy Ride Fall 2022 Update #4: A new trend is emerging—women workers taking early retirement, especially in pandemic-affected industries.

Low-wage workers are most exposed to spiralling costs

Bumpy Ride Fall 2022 Update #3: Fall 2022 labour force data shows that pandemic-vulnerable sectors still have not recovered from COVID-19.

The racialized employment gap is narrowing but barriers persist

Bumpy Ride Fall 2022 Update #2: Looking at the racialized employment gap among women workers in the Fall 2022 labour force data

Women’s employment rate trending below spring highs

Bumpy Ride Fall 2022 Update #1: Labour market data from Fall 2022 shows an uneven recovery for women workers.

A bumpy ride

Bumpy Ride Spring 2022 Update: An analysis of the experiences of female workers from 2019 to 2021 reveals that Canada’s economic recovery has proven to be as unequal as the initial downturn.

What do women want? In Ontario, they want change

A government that reflected women’s preferences would take Ontario in a different direction, if the polls are correct.

Killing Roe v. Wade could have ripple effects on democracy

A leaked draft decision of the U.S. Supreme Court suggests the iconic Roe v. Wade legislation could be overturned. That would directly impact women’s right to abortion. Democracy could become another casualty.

Nova Scotia health plan leaves out reproductive health

Having campaigned on a promise to fix Nova Scotia’s health care system, on April 22, 2022, new Premier Tim Houston, released Action for Health: A Strategic Plan for Nova Scotia. Despite its stated objective of establishing an “equitable and respectful health ecosystem”, the plan fails to include a single mention of women, pregnancy, sexual or reproductive health.

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