NATIONAL: Pay Equity: Relevance and Strategic Importance in a Post-COVID-19 World - Lean in Canada

Join us for a fast-paced primer on pay equity and its critical importance to Canada’s economy and economic recovery. Now more than ever, working women and society at large, should learn about pay equity in Canada, the gender wage gap, and why it matters to our collective prosperity.

This session will give you the tools you need to get started on your journey as a pay equity champion – whether for yourself, your professional community of women, your organization, or even as a champion for legislative change in your province.



  • Broadening your knowledge of the gender wage gap, equal pay for work of equal value, and pay equity legislation will empower you to make informed choices on your career journey
  • Understanding the business case for pay equity, its ongoing relevance, and its importance in supporting economic recovery will help you become a champion for change
  • “Until all of us have made it, none of us have made it.” – Rosemary Brown (First Black woman elected to a Canadian Provincial Legislature (B.C))


What the webinar will cover:

  • The difference between equal pay for equal work and equal pay for work of equal value
  • The gender wage gap in Canada
  • The business case for pay equity

What the webinar won’t cover:

  • Advice on specific situations or assessment of your organization’s compliance
  • Legislative and policy approaches to closing the wage gap


11:30 – 11:40am

Introduction, Lean In Canada, Angela Payne, Board President

11:40 – 11:55am

Why Pay Equity, Ontario’s Pay Equity Office, Commissioner, Kadie Ward 

  • Pay Equity 101
  • Why now?
  • Federal / Provincial overview

11:55 – 12:10pm

The Power Gap investigative series & how transparency closes the gender gap, The Globe and Mail, Robyn Doolittle

12:10 – 12:20pm

Q&A with all speakers

12:20 – 12:30pm

Closing Remarks, Lean In Canada, Angela Payne, Board President

  • Want to keep the conversation going, join us as we launch a monthly circle to discuss how we can advocate for pay equity in your province and share those successes at our September event.




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