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OSC - Seniors Strategy (2018) BPW Ontario Position Statements Truth & Reconciliation (TRC)
BPW Ontario Briefs to ON Gov't BPW Ontario's Resolution Database  Gender Wage Gap/WEE

Ontario Securities Commission - Seniors Strategy - March 2018

BPW Ontario congratulates Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) on the proactive stance taken on a key aspect of financial security for older women, a real concern of BPW Ontario and part of our advocacy work. 

OSC News Release, March 20, 2018: OSC outlines initiatives to respond to needs of Ontario seniors and investment industry.

OSC Seniors Strategy (OSC Staff Notice 11-779 Seniors Strategy)


Position Statements


Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC)

TRC logo engIn June 2015, TRC released its final report on the Indian Residential System which was based on six years of work to gather the emotional and devastating stories of survival by Canada’s Aboriginal children.

According to Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair of the TRC, “reconciliation is not an aboriginal problem. It is a Canadian problem.”

Read the complete Call for Action Report, click here.

Read the summary of the 94 Call For Action Statements, click here.

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17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's)

BPW International's Triennium Theme:

"Empowering Women to Realize Sustainable Development Goals"

"On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit — officially came into force.  Over the next fifteen years, with these new Goals that universally apply to all, countries will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind."

Learn More About the SDG's

2018 SDG 17

Lena Madesin Phillips

"Let us build together and see what we can make."

Lena Madesin Phillips, founder and first President of BPW International, 1930

Ask Your MPP

Ontario's New Goverment

Business and Professional Women of Ontario prepared a list of candidate questions and background information prior to the June 7, 2018 provincial election. Though the election is over, these questions are still relevant. Visit your riding's MPP and ask these questions! Let your voice be heard. 

The Questions

#IWD2018

Equal Pay Day ON

#EqualPayDay in Ontario was 
April 10, 2018

Take Action Against Gender Wage Theft!
#EqualPayON

The close to 30% gender wage gap in Ontario is one of the largest in the world! Pay discrimination is not limited to one career or demographic, it affects women of all ages, races, and education levels – regardless of their family decisions.

0% Gap by 2025

Click here to learn about how you can make the difference and spread the word.

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