Equal Pay Day spotlights wage gap between women and men - London Community News - April 2014

April 16 might have seemed like any other day, but if you are a woman in Ontario, it represented the widening divide in salary equity between the sexes.

Wednesday was  Equal Pay Day in Ontario, an idea pushed forward by the Equal Pay Coalition. This declaration is drawing attention to the fact women in the province, despite pay equity laws, on average, earn 31 percent less than men for work of equal value.

Doris Hall, past national president of National Business and Professional Women for Canada, led a small group of men and women to the corner of Richmond and Fullerton streets over the noon hour where they passed out information brochures highlighting this inequality.

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It's Time to Resolve the Gender Wage Gap - Cambridge Times - April 2014

On April 16, citizens of Cambridge will be joining thousands of men and women across Ontario to mark the second annual Equal Pay Day.

This date is symbolic of the point during the current year when the average Ontario woman earns the same wage that a man earned by the end of previous year.

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BPW London Leaders - London Free Press - August 23, 2010

Some Londoners have taken leadership roles in the Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs (BPW Canada).

At a recent BPW Canada National Convention, London member Doris Hall was elected the national president. Hall is past president of BPW London and BPW Ontario. She is the office manager at Sumagen Canada Inc.

Sheila Crook of SMC Performance Plus Consulting Services was elected BPW Canada secretary. Crook has been a member of BPW London since 1991 and has been both president of BPW London and BPW Ontario. Laura Noble of Noble Software Solutions was the recipient of the BPW Canada leadership award She is president of BPW London and editor of BPW Ontario.

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Press Release - Providing Tools for Working Women: Pay Equity Office and BPW Ontario Launch New Workshop for Working Women - August 20, 2010

The Pay Equity Office (PEO) and the Business & Professional Women’s Clubs of Ontario (BPW Ontario) today launched a new learning program, entitled: You are Worth It! Compensation Pitfalls and How to Manage Them.”  The self-directed workshop will provide valuable information to women about the causes of the gender wage gap, the remedies that are available to them under Ontario’s laws and provides them with advice about salary negotiation. Click here to view the entire press release. Click here to view the You are Worth It! Module.

BPW Brampton Fundraising Event - City Life Magazine - August 2010

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BPW Cambridge Guest Speaker Amateur Boxer Mandy Bujold - December 29, 2009

Amateur boxer and Olympic hopeful was the guest speaker at BPW Cambridge's November 2009 meeting. Click here to read the article published in the December 29, 2009 Cambridge Times.

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In Photo: Wanda Agar, Mary Balfour, Kay Crawford, Margaret Graham, Karen Egoff, Mandy Bujold, Hermina Richter, Lin Buxton, Phyllis Hemingway, Vivian De Winter, Elisabeth Clare

BPW Ontario President - Provinical Conference - May 29 - 31, 2009

BPW Ontario, Carol Kollar, president says health care was the number one issue for women’s clubs, at Ontario provincial conference held May 29-31 in Sault-Ste-Marie.

BPW Cambridge at the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce - May 14, 2009

BPW Cambridge, President, Lin Buxton promoted BPW at the Business After Hours Event at the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce in May 2009. Click here to listen to Lin's interview which is about 8 minutes in to the video.

April 3, 2009 -  Afganistan Goverment - Press Release by BPW Canada

The Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs of Canada (BPW Canada) is shocked with the law that has apparently been passed by the Afghanistan government that would permit men to rape their wives.

BPW Canada joins with women’s groups, the United Nations and governments of different countries, including Canada, to add our voice to the worldwide outrage with this law that legalizes the rape of a wife by her husband, which violates women’s rights and human rights in numerous ways.

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BPW in the News: Sheila Crook, BPW London, Ontario

New fifty-dollar bill celebrates women as "persons"

"There’s been a lot of publicity about Canada's new counter-proof twenty -dollar bill but very little about another denomination unveiled on October 13/04 – the new fifty- dollar bill, that will be roundly celebrated by women," says the National President of Business and Professional Women – Canada, Darla Campbell.

Alberta's Famous Five, the group responsible for working toward women's legal recognition as "persons" will grace the back of the fifty-dollar bill. Emily Murphy, Louise McKinney, Irene Parlby, Nellie McClung and Henrietta Muir Edwards will share the space with Therese Casgrain, a former senator and Quebec human rights activist who died in 1981.

The unveiling commemorates the 75th anniversary of the passing of the "Persons Case" in 1929 which first acknowledged women as persons in Canadian Law. The decision by the Privy Council of England that the word "persons" in the North America Act included female persons, rewarded ten years of effort by the Famous Five, and enabled Canadian women to participate in all facets of public life including appointment to the Senate. "This is a very significant event. It will be celebrated by BPW clubs across the country," says Darla Campbell.

The Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women links BPW clubs across Canada. It is an equality-seeking organization working towards improving the economic, political, social and employment conditions of women. For more information contact visit the BPW Canada website at

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