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Level The Paying Field is a six-part series that seeks to uncover the invisible drivers of the gender wage gap. This show is hosted by Kadie Philp, Commissioner and CAO of Ontario’s Pay Equity Commission.

It’s taken over 20 years to close the gender wage gap by 8%. Progress is being made, and yet the gap persists in part because 70% of the gap remains unexplained. Join us in exploring the invisible drivers of the gender wage gap together with leading experts and renowned researchers.

Season two of Level the Paying Field seeks to uncover hidden biases in the labour market and illuminate how to confront and eliminate them. In order to level the paying field, join us in elevating the equity conversation to make the world a more equitable place for women to work, live and thrive and support closing the gender wage gap.

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Cover of the Understanding the Gender Pension Gap in Canada report. It depicts 3 strong and confident looking women of various ages.

Understanding the Gender Pension Gap in Canada

The gender pension gap in Canada measures the gender difference in combined income from Canada’s 3-pillar system of retirement income instruments: Old Age Security/Guaranteed Income Supplement, Canada Pension Plan/Quebec Pension Plan and private pensions (including RRSP/RRIF income). 

Gender Equality for a Sustainable Tomorrow: How closing the STEM gap can support climate action

Women appear to be more action-oriented and solution-driven when it comes to climate change. But for climate action to be impactful, inclusive and meaningful, we must address the systemic barriers that prevent women from entering careers in STEM.

Gender Wage Gap in Ontario Varies by Municipality

On World Cities Day we reflect on the ways women across Ontario are uniquely impacted by the gender wage gap. The gender wage gap persists in Ontario, no matter how it is measured. The hourly wage gap sits at 13 percent as of 2022, only six percentage points less than 1998; this means that, on an hourly basis, women make 87 cents on average for every dollar made by a man. While the gap persists it varies by sector, sub sector, and even geography.

Ontario’s Pay Equity Office Launches New Legal Resource

The Pay Equity Office is pleased to offer a new resource for compensation specialists, unions, legal professionals, and others who are interested in learning more about pay equity law in Ontario. The Selected Case Reference Guide is an annotated version of the Pay Equity Act with a curated selection of relevant tribunal and court caselaw presented alongside the section of the Act that it applies to.

Pay equity is good for everyone – let’s make it a reality: Opinion

International Equal Pay Day, recognized by the United Nations and observed on September 18, acknowledges the crucial need for society to address ongoing efforts to achieve equal pay for equal work. This year, it comes on the heels of a blockbuster summer for women’s economic power in show business.

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Brazil Canada Chamber of Commerce

December 13, 2022|

Commissioner Ward was pleased to join the Brazil Canada Chamber of Commerce for an important discussion on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Where [...]

Catalyst Inc.​

November 9, 2022|

Commissioner Ward was pleased to partner with Catalyst Inc.​ to raise awareness of Pay Equity, how we got here, and where we are [...]

ADP Canada

October 19, 2022|

Commissioner Ward was excited to join ADP in London, Ontario to speak with Linda Halfyard and Jeff Livingston about pay equity.​​​

Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) Annual Development Conference

October 2, 2022|

Commissioner Ward was pleased to speak at the Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) Annual Development Conference to share insights on the origins of [...]

Canad​​ian Human Rights Commission

September 29, 2022|

Commissioner Ward was excited to join The​ Canad​​ian Human Rights Commission, Commissioner Jensen, Marie-Thérèse Chicha, and Denis Khlat to speak on Pay Equity​ and elevate [...]

Seneca College

September 28, 2022|

Ontario's Pay Equity Office partnered with Seneca College to deliver a series for employers on Pay Equity . Thank you to all the employers who invested [...]

Public Policy Forum, YMCA Canada, the Lawson Foundation, and Women and Gender Equality Canada

September 14, 2022|

Ontario's Pay Equity Office is pleased to partner with Public Policy Forum, YMCA Canada, the Lawson Foundation, and Women and Gender Equality Canada to [...]

2022 Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) Summer Conference

July 29, 2022|

The Ontario Pay Equity Office is thrilled to be presenting to a provincial audience of HR professionals today at the 2022 Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) [...]

Public Policy Forum

June 9, 2022|

Commissioner Ward was excited to join the Public Policy Forum’s panel discussion for an important conversation on how access to child care impacts [...]

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