THE BRIDGE TO GENDER EQUALITY PROJECT
JOIN US in making a positive difference through
WIL’S Bridge to Gender Equality Project.
Do you want to impact your workplace environment? How about addressing gender bias norms in the workplace? Do you want to be part of the change process (of policies) in creating a more diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace?
The purpose of the 32 month pan-Canadian federally funded project is to support a feminist response and recovery from the current impacts of Covid 19 through systematic change. The Bridge to Gender Equality project will be researching organizations and community groups from across Canada to address harmful gender norms which prevent women from getting into leadership positions and achieving equal pay.
The Bridge to Gender Equality Project has been funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada, created and managed by the Women in Leadership Foundation, and is led by the following team.
“Companies with more culturally and ethnically diverse executive teams were 33% more likely to see better-than-average profits.” (Forbes)
Meet The Team
Denise Young, MAct, Bmgt
Michelle Negreiff, B.A.
To empower and encourage women to apply for leadership roles and employers will support and increase women in leadership roles
To increase women’s labour market participation and opportunities by working with employers to create & amend policies and procedures and address gender biases to support more women applying for leadership and decision-making positions.
To address how to support women whose careers have been displaced due to the Pandemic.
Creating and implementing new policies, procedures and HR frameworks that support inclusivity, diversity and equity for women in leadership roles
Creating actionable and accessible resources and tool kits so that employers, organizations and companies have the necessary resources to integrate new policy changes to their DEI practices.
What are we going to achieve by the end of the project?
The project team is aiming to have organizations integrate and adopt the recommendations and policies identified based on the research collected from various stakeholders such as individuals along with the Advisory Committee, Organizations, Community Groups, Employers, and Industry Groups.
“In 2018, 23.6% of Canada’s population is foreign-born – the highest proportion in the G8 countries.
The majority of this population lives in Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec and Alberta” (Statistics Canada)
How to Participate?
How can you participate in this project? Organizations, employers, employees, individuals and community groups can participate in this research by:
Bridge to Gender Equality General Survey is now closed. Thank you to all who took the time to fill out the survey.
Act as a change agent on organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion policies by:
Sign up if you are part of an organization that is looking to start or review their Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Policy. To sign up, please email Michelle at email@example.com.
Advisory Committee Members
We identified 20+ members to participate in the Bridge to Gender Equality Project. We selected individuals with various perspectives, different regions and different industries/communities/organizations.
Bridge to Gender Equality Project Team
Denise Young, Committee Chair, WIL Bridge To Gender Equality Project Leader
Michelle Negreiff, Committee Administrator, WIL Bridge To Gender Equality Project Coordinator
EDI Expert Members:
Dr. Candy Khan, Canden Consulting
Jessica Vandernberghe, Guiding Star Consulting
Ashley DeLuca, Kiewit
Chantha Nhem, Nokia
Christine Shu-Hotta, CGI
Heather van Munster, IBM
Kimberley Messer, IG Wealth-IGM Financial
Kaleigh MacDonald, Cenovus
Nawal Khokhar, CGI
Paula Quinn, KF Aerospace
Rayna Oryniak, Calgary Women in Energy
Shaudia Ricketts, Kiewit
Dr. Soodeh Farokhi, Nakisa
Mayor Val van den Broek, City of Langley
Betty Mutwiri, BM Coaching and Consulting
Kristy Ware, Kristy Ware Consulting
Dr. Sawsan Abdul-Majid, Advancing New Canadian Women in Technology
Shaun Bosch, MacEwan University
Dr. Susan Murray, Clearpath Leadership
Sxwpilemaát Siyám, aka Chief Leanne Joe, Squamish Nation
Contact Michelle Negreiff, Project Coordinator- firstname.lastname@example.org
Inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility terminology, Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI)
Terms and Definitions: Systems of Oppression & Privilege, EGALE Canada.
50/30 Challenge: The 50 - 30 Challenge (the Challenge) aims to promote voluntary action toward diversity on boards and/or in senior management. It invites organizations to participate and improve diversity and inclusion on their Canadian board of directors and/or senior management teams.
The Challenge sets two goals for the boards and/or senior management of each participating organization:
gender parity (50 percent)
significant representation of under-represented groups (30 percent). Under-represented groups include visible minority persons, people living with disabilities, members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, which includes First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
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"Diversity is not how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another’s uniqueness." ~ Ola Joseph