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Governance Publications​​​​​​​​​

Annual Reports

The Commissioner is responsible for ensuring that Annual Reports are sent to the Minister of Labour for submission to the Legislature. Although separately produced, information about the operations of the Pay Equity Office and the Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal are combined into one report. Previous Annual Reports are available upon request.

The fiscal year for the Government of Ontario begins April 1 and ends on March 31.

Business Plan

Business Plan 2018-2019 | Strategic Plan 2019-20 to 2020-21​

Memorandum of Understanding

MOU affirmation with PEO

Pay Equity Office Open Government Commitments




Written Submission on the Pay Transparency Act to the Standing Committee on Social Policy.  Read the Pay Equity Office's submission here.

Article by Commissioner Emanuela Heyninck and Professor Sarah Kaplan in The Globe and Mail. Read the article here.


On the 30th anniversary of the passage of Ontario’s Pay Equity Act, the Commissioner’s article appeared in Policy Options.  Read the article here.


Submission to Ontario's Changing Workplaces Review

Submission to Special Advisors of the Changing Workplaces Review in response to Consultations on the Employment Standards Act.  Read the submission here.

Brief to the Federal Special Committee on Pay Equity

The Federal Special Committee on Pay Equity was appointed by the House of Commons to conduct hearings on the matter of pay equity and to propose a plan to adopt a proactive federal pay equity regime, both legislative and otherwise.

The Ontario Pay Equity Commissioner was invited to appear before the Committee in Ottawa on May 4, 2016. The Commissioner gave a statement, followed by rounds of questions from the Committee members on a range of topics. The Commissioner also prepared and submitted a brief on behalf of the Ontario Pay Equity Commission.

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Questionnaire of Good Practices submitted to the UN

Submission to the United Nations Working Group on Discrimination against Women in Law and in Practice.

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Submission to Ministry of Labour in response to Consultation on Ontario's Minimum Wage: Minimum Wage, Low-Wage Women Workers and Gender Wage Gaps

Submission to the Ontario Securities Commission on Disclosure Requirements Regarding Women on Boards and in Senior Management


Written Submissions on the Poverty Reduction Act, 2009 to the Standing Committee on Social Policy. Poverty Reduction Act: Pay Equity Perspectives​.

Feedback on the Social Science and Humanities Curriculum – Gender Studies for high schools to the Curriculum and Assessment Branch of the Ministry of Education