Status of Women Canada

Status of Women Canada works to advance equality for women by focusing its efforts in three priority areas: increasing women's economic security and prosperity; encouraging women's leadership and democratic participation; and ending gender-based violence. Status of Women Canada also plays a leadership role in the government-wide implementation of Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+).

On December 13, 2018, Status of Women Canada became a federal department named Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE). As a result of this change, we are working on building a new website for the Department and will be archiving the Status of Women Canada’s website. All services and information pertaining to the agency will remain on this website for reference, research or record-keeping purposes. Once the new website is launched, the current website will not be altered or updated. Stay tuned for more information on the transition of our web presence.


Services and information

Commemorate gender equality

Learn more about commemorative dates that highlight women’s achievements and the progress Canada has made towards advancing gender equality.

Learn about Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+)

Learn what Gender-based Analysis Plus is, how it affects you and the role of the Government of Canada in implementing it.

Apply for funding

Explore Status of Women Canada's funding opportunities, read the eligibility criteria and apply for funding through one of our two funding programs.

Learn about the Gender-Based Violence Strategy

Learn about how It’s Time: Canada’s Strategy to Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence is laying the foundation for greater federal action to end violence.

Learn about the Gender Results Framework

Explore how the government is advancing gender equality in six priority areas.

Find out how Canada participates in the UNCSW

Learn about the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW), a commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council and the principal global policy-making body dedicated to gender equality and the advancement of women.

Discover initiatives for Indigenous women and girls

Learn more about the various initiatives created to address the inequalities facing Indigenous women and girls.

Meet the members of the Youth Working Group on Gender Equality

Find out who is part of the Youth Working Group on Gender Equality and how these passionate and engaged young people will work to advance gender equality in Canada.

Learn about Canada’s role as host of the Women Deliver 2019 conference

Get involved in Canada’s Women Deliver mobilization and learn about the Government’s role within the conference.

Become a mentor or champion of gender equality

Find out how mentorship and championing is an effective tool for supporting a woman’s career development, regardless of the field she has chosen.

What we are doing

Corporate information


Maryam Monsef
The Honourable Maryam Monsef

Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development

Parliamentary Secretary

Gudie Hutchings
Gudie Hutchings

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development


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