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 Latest News

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

Ontario’s 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 Organization Academy 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

Episode 6: 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

Ontario's Pay Equity Office presented a Pay Equity 101 session to members of the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium, touchin g on practical aspects of how to comply with the Pay Equity Act. ​