Equality Matters newsletter: March 2023


We’re so excited to welcome you to the first issue of the Equality Matters newsletter from Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE). In each issue, you’ll receive important information on WAGE’s programs and funding, helpful resources, and stories of inspiring people making a difference across Canada. We have a lot of exciting news to share, so stay tuned! 

To kick things off, we have a great batch of features for you in our first issue. Keep scrolling to find downloads for International Women’s Day, an upcoming 2SLGBTQI+ call for proposals, and how the future of business is women-led.

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Celebrate International Women’s Day with us!

The Government of Canada’s 2023 theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8 is Every Woman Counts. It’s a reminder that all women, of all ages and from all walks of life, have a place in every aspect of Canadian society, including in the economic, social, and democratic spheres. Let’s celebrate the successful women around us, reminding today’s youth and girls that their dream is within reach. 

Planning an IWD activity? Be sure to check out the WAGE toolkit for virtual backgrounds, social media graphics, and helpful info!

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Women of impact in Canada

Just in time for International Women’s Day, check out these profiles of courageous women who have made an impact in politics, the arts and sciences, and countless other fields. By sharing their stories, we can cement their place in history and inspire others to follow in their footsteps.

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The future of business is women-led

A network of over 130 investors is working collaboratively to change the business game – and the world is taking notice. Find out how the Women’s Equity Lab supports Canadian businesses.

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Taking action on the 2SLGBTQI+ Action Plan

It’s already been six months since the launch of Canada’s first Federal 2SLGBTQI+ Action Plan, and lots has happened! Read the new progress report to see recent work to advance rights and equality for diverse 2SLGBTQI+ communities in Canada, and how we’re building our future together with pride.

PS: Are you an organization that works in the 2SLGBTQI+ sector and is seeking capacity support to help you meet your goals? Stay tuned to our social media channels - WAGE is launching a new call for proposals later this month!

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Moving forward to end gender-based violence

Last November, Canada launched the historic National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence. Learn more about the five pillars of this plan and the key work planned this year to develop bilateral agreements with provinces and territories.

Eight historic agreements with provinces and territories to support crisis hotlines for those experiencing gender-based violence. More coming soon.

Did you know

The first International Women’s Day was celebrated in 1911.

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