Despite some progress that has been made in improving gender equity in the workplace, women in Victoria still face systemic barriers and discrimination. In 2018, Victoria dropped in the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternative’s rankings of the best place to be a woman, mainly due to an increased gender employment and poverty gap. Women make up 60% of precariously employed professionals in Canada and in 2018, women still make 89 cents for every dollar earned by men in Greater Victoria.
The Gender Equity Lab is an initiative of the Victoria Foundation, in partnership with The Inclusion Project, to identify and address issues related to gender equity and employment in the region, focusing on the experiences of (self-identified) women.
Contact: Ruth Mojeed, firstname.lastname@example.org