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Resources on Pay Equity and Gender Wage Gap

​​​The Pay Equity Office makes available information about the wage gap, statistics, cross-jurisdictional information and research. 

Ursula Franklin Pay Equity Reading Room

​​​The Ursula Franklin Pay Equity Reading Room is a Women and Work Reference Centre for the Province of Ontario. There are approximately 2000 records in the present collection, including historic and current materials relating to pay equity, compensation, the gender wage gap, and other related topics around women and work. There are documents, papers, reports and studies from within the province of Ontario, Canada and around the world.

Visitors can attend by appointment during regular business hours. To schedule an appointment, contact:

Pay Equity Office
180 Dundas Street West, 3rd Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M7A 2S6
Tel: 416-314-1896 or 1-800-387-8813

Pay Equity Office Submissions

The Commissioner engages domestically and internationally to promote awareness of the Office's approach to pay equity and the role of pay equity in the wider gender wage gap discussion. Submissions are made to provincial, national and international bodies on these topics, including the United Nations Secretary-General's High Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment; Ontario's Changing Workplace Review; United Nations' Working Group on Discrimination against Women in Law and in Practice; and the House of Commons' Special Committee on Pay Equity.

Research Materials: