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 Latest News

March 30, 2022

​​Ontario's Pay Equity Office partnered with the Canadian Federation of University Women to organize a timely discussion about the economics of care work and the top priorities needed to implement an intersectionally inclusive recovery plan. Watch the recorded webinar here: “The Pay Gap and the Gendering of Care Work: Women's Economic Insecurity amid the COVID-19 Crisis"

March 21, 2022

Commissioner Ward was proud to represent Ontario on the international stage at a side event of the 66th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66). The esteemed panelists were invited to share insights on best practices and lessons learned in narrowing the gender pay gap during a session organized by the Czech Republic Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. Click here to view the full panel discussion or here to read the summary on the Equal Pay International Coalition’s website.

March 9, 2022

Commissioner Ward was excited to participate in a panel discussion on Equity in The Workplace for Chartered Professional Accountant Ontario’s Women in Action conference. Along with Janelle Benjamin, Dominique Riviere and Sarah White, Commissioner Ward discussed topics related to diversity, inclusion and equity and the importance of fair compensation.​

March 7, 2022

Commissioner Ward shares insights on “Gender Equality for a Sustainable Tomorrow: How closing the STEM gap can support climate action” with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Read it here​.​

February 15, 2022

Commissioner Ward is thrilled to join Guelph Chamber of Commerce to speak with business professionals and community leaders from various sectors on the importance of closing the gender wage gap.

January 18, 2022

Ontario Pay Equity Office is excited to be partnering with the Globe and Mail on The Globe Women's Collective. This new online hub is dedicated to telling the stories of women at work in Canada. ​

This initiative is designed to help accelerate career progression by sharing practical insights, knowledge and expertise through a new online section, a weekly email newsletter and a series of free online events. ​​

January 11, 2022

We’re having some important conversations about economics, equity, women and work... take a look​! Commissioner Ward talks to M​inister McNaughton about the impacts of COVID, skilled trades and an inclusive economic recovery.​​​

December 3, 2021

Commissioner Ward shares insights on economic recovery with OECD. Read it here: People Power: Inclusive Economic Recovery Means Leveraging All of Human Potential

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