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Gender Wage Gap

​​​​What is the Gender Wage Gap?

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The gender wage gap is the difference between wages earned by men and wages earned by women. The most recent Statistics Canada data (2011) shows that the gender wage gap in Ontario is 26% for full–time, full–year workers. This means that for every $1.00 earned by a male worker, a female worker earns 74 cents.

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​Gender Wage Gap Grant Program

GWGGP is intended to advance actions to promote equality between women and men that support efforts to close Ontario's gender wage gap. This call for proposals supports the Government's priority of economic growth by adding to our understanding of the gender wage gap and how the earning potential of Ontario's working women can be maximized. This in turn benefits working families, the labour force in general and overall economic productivity.​

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Equal Pay Day in Ontario

The Pay Equity Commission and the Ontario Human Rights Commission will mark the day with a dialogue on intersectionality, data and the gender wage gap in Ontario. Equal Pay Day is often set in relation to the gender wage gap.​

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Young Learner Educational Materials

The P​ay Equity Office​ has developed educational materials available for teachers, librarians, camp counsellors, and to other leaders of children and youth groups. These educational materials help frame discussions with children and youth on gender, equal pay, pay equity, and related concepts and ideas.

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