Status of Women Canada
Status of Women Canada promotes equality for women and their full participation in the economic, social and democratic life of Canada. Status of Women Canada works to advance equality for women by focusing its efforts in three priority areas: increasing women's economic security and prosperity; encouraging women's leadership and democratic participation; and ending violence against women and girls.
We are in the process of moving our services and information to Canada.ca.
Our current Status of Women website will remain available until the move to Canada.ca is complete.
Our services and information
Explore Status of Women Canada's funding program (Women's Program) and view the guidelines for providing public acknowledgment of financial assistance received from the Agency.
Commemorate significant dates relating to women and girls in Canada.
Learn about GBA+; what it is, how it affects you and the role of the Government of Canada in implementing it.
Learn about the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW), a commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council and the principal global policy-making body dedicated to gender equality and the advancement of women.
Learn more about violence against women and girls in Canada and how you – as a friend, neighbour, parent, young person or concerned citizen – can help make Canada safer for all.
What we are doing
Laws and regulations
- The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
- Canadian Human Rights Act (CHRA)
- Employment Equity Act (1995, c. 44)
- Public Sector Equitable Compensation Act (2009, c. 2, s. 394)
- Women in Canada at a glance: Statistical highlights
- Fact sheet: Economic security
- Fact sheet: Leadership and democratic participation
- Fact sheet: Girls and young women in Canada by the numbers
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