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Justice Canada has more recently been using ‘they’ as a singular gender-neutral pronoun on a piecemeal basis, but the gendered nature of the French language requires study, with a review currently underway.
Young Women in Business is a community for emerging female leaders and young professionals who want to create their own success. Provides young women with programs that promote career success, skill development workshops, panels and discussions and networking opportunities, through Universities, and provincial chapters across Canada.
Municipal World Inc. is a Canadian media brand that has worked to connect municipalities with the information, products, services, and people they need since 1891. The Municipal World Job Board, RFP and Bid Listings, Business Portal, BookShop, eFocus, Municipal World Insider, and municipal supplies are among the company’s numerous offerings.
Pro Bono Ontario develops and manages high quality programs that connect volunteer lawyers with Ontarians who can’t afford a lawyer. They embed free legal services in front-line environments like courthouses, schools and hospitals – places frequented by people with legal problems they can’t afford to address. They also help build communities by supporting start-ups, artists, social service organizations and social entrepreneurs with the legal issues that come with running a small business in Ontario.
Statistics Canada released a report on the economic wellbeing and education levels of visible minority women. Statistics Canada defines visible minority as “persons, other than Aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour’”. Here are some highlights that identify the successes and challenges of visible minority women when it comes to education and employment.
The Creating Authentic Spaces toolkit and education program was created to challenge transphobia and to foster environments that are inclusive of gender identity and gender expression.
Considering the continued discrimination against LGBTQ2+ people in the broader world, having discrimination happen in our workplaces can have an even more detrimental effect. Discriminatory comments or actions can build up and have a major impact on a person’s work performance, as well as their health. The impact of such experiences can accumulate into minority stress.
Research has shown that the pandemic set women in the workforce back half a decade. Caregiving responsibilities at home threaten women’s ability to remain and progress in the workplace, with women of color feeling the brunt of this challenge. Employees value flexible work arrangements, and companies need to get serious about offering them. Create an environment that acknowledges the role of parents to reduce the need for parents to have to hide their childcare challenges from work.
Developed with educators, social workers, and policy experts in conjunction with high school girls. Each GEM girl is matched with a qualified and trained GEM mentor for a 9-month period running concurrently with the academic year. GEM delivers one-on-one mentorship, leadership, and professional development workshops, enrichment opportunities, scholarships, and paid internships
Women’s Enterprise Centre offers training for women entrepreneurs in BC to help them learn and develop essential business skills to help them succeed in business. Their workshops are designed for busy entrepreneurs and are geared towards women business owners’ learning styles.
This study provides the first socioeconomic profile of women board directors and officers in Canada from an intersectional lens. The study analyzes disparities in family, work and income characteristics, mainly by gender and visible minority status. Further, it informs on the types of businesses in which diverse women executives contribute to corporate governance and strategic decision making.
Not having good meeting facilitation is like blindly sailing a ship without a captain. However, all you need are some tools for your facilitation toolkit and you’ll be sailing in no time. Let’s dive into the essential role of facilitation and show you how to utilize this skill set to get the most out of meetings. We will cover what makes professional facilitators so great and share practical AND fun ways you can begin honing your facilitation skills today.
McKinsey is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is passionate about developing leaders. McKinsey Canada Leadership Awards recognize and support talented students who identify as members of groups currently underrepresented in leadership roles.
To thrive in our diverse, connected and changing world, students must learn to be critical thinkers and collaborative problem solvers, communicating across cultures to tackle global issues with creativity and resiliency. The Learning Partnership’s experiential student programs have been designed to support teachers in optimizing the development of these core competencies.
Joanne Soave has worked in a male-dominated technology industry setting for over 20 years now. “You have no idea how many rooms I’ve walked into where I’m the only female in a boardroom of 14 males,” says the chief operating officer of WaveDirect, a local telecommunications service.
Making Our Way Forward shares compelling life stories and lessons learned from everyday people with diverse backgrounds. They are women, people of color, veterans, immigrants, teens, and people over the age of 50 who are embracing entrepreneurship to make their way forward.