Gender Wage Gap Reports/News

Paramedicine trailblazer named BPW Greater Sudbury's Woman of the Month - - October 2017

As the first woman and longest serving woman manager at the City of Greater Sudbury Paramedic Services, Amyotte has been providing her leadership skills to the world of paramedicine for the past 27 years as well as contributing to local organizations and causes that support women.

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Empowering Women for 100 Years - Niagara Falls Review - September 2017

The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Niagara Falls has been empowering local women for the past 100 years.The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Niagara Falls has been empowering local women for the past 100 years.

Later this month, the club will share its message with the rest of the province when it hosts the BPW provincial conference in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Approximately 85 businesswomen from across Ontario are expected to attend the event at the Hilton Garden Inn, Sept. 29 to Oct. 1.

The local club is part of BPW Ontario, a non-profit organization that works to improve the economic, political, social and employment conditions for women both locally and word wide.

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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 - Cambridge Times - December 29, 2009

Amateur boxer and Olympic hopeful was the guest speaker at BPW Cambridge's November 2009 meeting.

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BPW November 23 2009 Cambridge

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 -  The Sault Star - June 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.

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Afganistan Goverment - Press Release by BPW Canada - April 2009

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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Women's Business Group Honours Peterborough Native - The Peterborough Examiner - August 2008

A Peterborough-born businesswoman has been honoured by a national organization for her leadership skills.

Sheila Crook, 51, runs SMC Consulting -- Performance Plus out of London, Ont., a business that helps organizations improve their performance and efficiency.

Crook received the Canada Leadership Award from Canadian Business and Professional Women (BPW) last month at its national convention in Winnipeg.Crooks received the Canada Leadership Award from Canadian Business and Professional Women (BPW) last month at its national convention in Winnipeg.

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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



Why I'm a BPW Member

  • BPW supports and assists women to be all they can be, improving women's lives worldwide. The friendships I have made over the years keep me in BPW. – Kingston member since 1983.

  • BPW has definitely helped me grow as a person and a business woman.  I feel much more comfortable talking to groups and I have learned numerous business skills. My life is definitely richer in many ways. – Barrie member since 2004

  • I belong to several business and networking groups but I particularly enjoy BPW as the members are diverse, approachable and supportive with a common shared interest in women’s issues. - London member since 2012.

  • BPW is a true sisterhood of women who are always there for one another when needed.  Their community involvement is exemplary as is their dedication to the plight of less fortunate women everywhere.  - Brampton member since 2002.

Maclean's: Men Pay 26% More!

Equal Pay

The February 2018, "Maclean’s has created two covers with two different prices—one at $8.81, the other at our regular price of $6.99—to reflect the 26 per cent gap between full-time wages paid to men and women in Canada. It’s a cheeky way to draw attention to a gap that has barely budged in decades...."