Who’s missing: Data gaps undermine our efforts to track gender gaps and push for meaningful change

Statistics Canada (2016), Census of Population – selected publications. Employment rates are calculated for adults aged 25-64 years. The Best and Worst Places to be a Woman in Canada report, now in its fifth update, provides a snapshot of the gaps that exist between women and men in Canada’s largest cities….
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The Accessible Canada Act promises a barrier-free Canada for people with disabilities. Will it deliver?

December 3rd marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a day when we commit to creating a more inclusive and accessible society for people of all abilities. This year, it coincides with the conclusion of the House of Commons hearings on Bill C-81—the Accessible Canada Act. Introduced last June, this…
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Canada’s new Poverty Reduction Strategy: Strong on accountability, short on action

Canada’s Poverty Reduction Strategy, Opportunity for All, was released last week by ESDC Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, setting out the government’s commitment to reduce poverty in Canada. For years, the anti-poverty community and its allies have worked tirelessly for a meaningful federal plan to eradicate poverty and for the investments needed…
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