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.
- Government of Canada supports over 500 women’s shelters and sexual assault centres during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Statement from Minister Monsef and Minister Charest on support for women’s shelters and centres for victims of sexual and domestic violence in Quebec during the COVID‑19 pandemic
- Canada announces support to those experiencing homelessness and women fleeing gender-based violence during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic
Services and information
Learn more about commemorative dates that highlight women’s achievements and the progress Canada has made towards advancing gender equality.
Learn what Gender-based Analysis Plus is, how it affects you and the role of the Government of Canada in implementing it.
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 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.
Explore how the government is advancing gender equality in six priority areas.
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.
Learn more about the various initiatives created to address the inequalities facing Indigenous women and girls.
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.
Get involved in Canada’s Women Deliver mobilization and learn about the Government’s role within the conference.
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
- “Calling Men and Boys In”
- The Competitive Advantage: A Business Case for Hiring Women in the Skilled Trades and Technical Professions
- Federal Provincial-Territorial Status of Women Forum - Sexual Violence Knowledge Exchange
Research and statistics
- Women in Canada: A gender-based statistical report, 7th edition
- Women in Canada at a Glance: Statistical Highlights 2012
- Women in Canada 2010-2011 - A Gender-based Statistical Report
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