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The Commissioner

 Kadie Ward

Ontario Pay Equity Commissioner

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Ms. Ward is a seasoned executive whose career to date has been characterized by successful collaboration across public, private and civil society organizations to design and deliver inclusive economic growth strategies that engage traditionally marginalized populations and provide equal opportunities for all to participate in the labour market and ultimately contribute to the economic health of their community.


Her expertise has taken her around the world working with legislators to establish programs and legislation to support women-led micro and small enterprises as well as women's participation in the economy. Ms. Ward assumes her new role at the Pay Equity Commission having most recently worked with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to implement aspects of the Federal Government's "Feminist International Assistance Policy" where her work focused on increasing women's participation in the labour market as well as equitable participation of men and women in their local economy and democracy. 


With an MA from Western University and an MBA from the Kellogg-Schulich School of Business conferred upon her by both York University and Northwestern University, Commissioner Ward has experience not only interpreting and applying legislation and their related governing acts and legal processes, but also contributing to their design and delivery in Ontario, Canada, and abroad.