Equal Pay Day marks the end of the 420 days that Canadian women must work to earn the same wage that their male counterparts earn in just 365 days. In Canada, in 2008, women who worked full-time, full-year earned $0.71 for every $1.00 earned by men working the same period, resulting in a “wage gap” of 29 cents.
According to Stats Can Women’s Economic Wellbeing 2011, despite Equal Pay and Pay Equity legislation, income equity is not a reality in Canada with women in the workforce still earning only a percentage of what their male counterparts earn – on average, less than 80%.
Join Us March 18
To show your support for Equal Pay Day, wear red on March 18.
Drop in with your colleagues, friends and family to join us at noon at Olympic Plaza near the Women are Persons monument.
Visit our Equal Pay Day project page to access the Equal Pay Day presentation, brochure, and information sheet, as well as a guide to managing compensation pitfalls.