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 Latest News

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 the equity conversation.  ​​

September 28, 2022

Commissioner Ward was excited to join Seneca College t​​​o speak​ with employers on the value proposition for pay equity.  

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 release a new report, An Investment that Works for Child Care, that outlines recommendations to support the professional child care workforce to meet the needs of the Canada-wide child care plan. ​​​

July 26, 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) Summer Conference.  Commissioner Ward will lead a session on Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) with Pay Equity. This session will examine the strategic advantage of implementing a proactive stance on pay equity to close pay gaps and create an equitable and fair ​​​​​workplace.​

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 pay equity and pay equality, along with Paulette Senior and Dr. Dionne Pohler. The overarching theme of the discussion pointed to both supply and demand issues: the early learning and child care workforce (“the supply”), and the broader population, in particular working women (“the demand”), who depend on this sect​or for their own labour market participation.​​​​

April 27, 2022

Ontario's Pay Equity Office celebrates international communications award for Level the Paying Field series. For more than 40 years, the Gold Quill Awards of the International Association of Business Communicators have recognized communications work from around the world that soars above the average, taking public communication to new heights. The 2022 Gold Quill Award of Merit, widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious forms of recognition in the industry, was awarded to Ontario's Pay Equity Office for its topical and impactful campaign – Level the Paying Field.​

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​.​