|November 29, 2021|
This year's IgniteDigital Virtual Conference organized by the Ismaili Economic Planning Board, created a platform to discuss the post-COVID world, ways to prepare for the new normal and understand what lies ahead from the future of work, to ways we can live our lives and thrive going fast forward. Commissioner Ward participated the Bridging Inequity Gaps Panel Discussion to share insights on the economic case for pay equity.
|November 25, 2021|
Commissioner Ward joined esteemed panelists in looking at the gender wage gap and what needs to be done to close it, at the interactive and informative Panel 'Stop the Pay Equity Gap Before it Starts', organized by the Alberta Chapter of Women in Communications and Technology.
|November 23, 2021|
Commissioner Ward was pleased to partner with the Canadian Federation of University Women to raise awareness around gender wage gap through a series of virtual workshops aimed at empowering women with the professional skills to thrive in the workforce and advocate for pay equity.
|November 1, 2021|
Pay Equity Commissioner, Kadie Ward, delivered an interactive presentation to
senior students in the Families and Community class at Orangeville &
District Secondary School. Together they explored the reasons for the gender
wage gap, challenges women face in the workforce and busted common myths that
create barriers for girls choosing their career path.
|October 26, 2021|
The Ontario Pay Equity Office is
thrilled to be presenting to a global audience today at the International
Training Centre (ITCILO) of the International Labour
on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. Ontario’s Pay Equity Commissioner, Kadie Ward, and
Canada’s Pay Equity Commissioner, Karen Jensen, team up to
share insights on pay equity and how government intervention can support the
closing of gender wage gaps and inclusive post-COVID economic recovery.
|October 20, 2021|
International Perspectives. How would we consider women’s worth if women had been considered
“persons” in Canada before 1927? Together with Federal Pay Equity Commissioner
Jensen, Commissioner Ward explores this question while looking at Pay Equity
Legislation provincially and federally as well as new AI and-data driven
software tools that analyze and help close the gender pay gaps.
|October 13, 2021|
Episode 5: Women of
Colour in the Workplace. Lean In Canada has published a report looking at
racialized women at work in Ontario. Commissioner Ward speaks with Lean In
Canada to learn more about what they discovered.
|October 6, 2021|
Episode 4: Women, Work,
and Inequity and Women of the Pandemic. The story of the pandemic was different for
women. Author and Journalist Lauren McKeon argues that, in many ways, the
story of the pandemic is the story of women. In her most recent book,
Women of the Pandemic, she documents how “women have never before played such a
vital, essential role in a global crisis,” and that “they’ve also been the ones
who suffered the most”. Lauren’s research covers gender inequalities, gender
and power, gender and inclusion, as well as racialized aspects of both gender
and power for working women. In this conversation Lauren shares what her
research has uncovered about women, work and inequity.
|September 29, 2021|
Episode 3: Myth-Busting
the Gender Wage Gap. Ask men and women why the gender wage gap exists, and you will get a
variety of answers, most of them based on common “myths” about women, work, and
compensation. In this episode, we deconstruct some of these myths with
the help of subject matter experts.
|September 29, 2021|