Employment equity

Employment equity

Women's work: challenging and changing the world

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English
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Online
Author: 
Cindy Wiggins
Publisher: 
Canadian Labour Congress
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides an overview of the backlash and opposition to women’s equality, the connections between movements organizing for equality, the role of union women, where women are today and the gains made broadly and in the labour movement, and the challenges to organizing for change.

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Men's and women's quality of work in the new Canadian economy

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English
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Online
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Karen Hughes
Graham S Lowe
Grant Schellenberg
Publisher: 
Canadian Policy Research Networks (CPRN)
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Analyzes how gender issues are playing out in the process of economic and workplace change. Provides new evidence on what women and men want in a job, and how they are experiencing the transition to a knowledge-based economy.

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GEND.H84 2003

The wage gap: the difference in earnings between men and women

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English
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Saskatchewan Women's Secretariat
Publisher: 
Saskatchewan Women's Secretariat
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Regina, SK

Examines the influences of education, workplace segregation, unionization, hours of work, age, marital status, presence of children, gender discrimination, racial and cultural backgrounds, and disability on the wage gap between men and women. Concludes that the slow rate of change in the wage gap indicates that progress towards pay equity will not necessarily occur on its own, but that identifying effective strategies for closing the gap begins with understanding the factors that cause and influence it.

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WORK.S37 2000

Employment equity for women: breaking down barriers in the workplace

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English
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Saskatchewan Women's Secretariat
Publisher: 
Saskatchewan Women's Secretariat
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Regina, SK

Discusses the barriers to employment equity that include: common myths about women and the workplace; and workplace barriers such as hiring practices, job promotions, and balancing work and family responsibilities. Also provides five practical steps for breaking down the barriers to equality that women, Aboriginal people, people with disabilities and members of visible minorities face.

The changing workplace: flexible working arrangements

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English
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Saskatchewan Women's Secretariat
Publisher: 
Saskatchewan Women's Secretariat
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Regina, SK

Presents an overview of flexible practices that employers are currently using to respond to the changing nature of work and employment. Flexible workplace practices respond to employee needs of working and raising a family or caring for aging or disabled relatives.

Employment equity policy in Canada: an interprovincial comparison

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English
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Online
Author: 
Abigail B. Bakan
Audrey Kabayashi
Publisher: 
Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Presents findings from research comparing employment equity policies in Canada's 10 provinces and the federal government.

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ISBN 0662843347
WORK.B35 2000
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<p>Includes bibliographical references.</p>

Canadian Labour Congress

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All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Français
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Information provision and referral
Advocacy

Forms an organization that promotes decent wages and working conditions, and improved health and safety laws. Lobbies for fair taxes and strong social programs, including childcare, medicare and pensions. Also lobbies for and develops job training and job creation programs. Works for social equality, and to end racism and discrimination. Forme un organisme qui favorise des salaires et des conditions de travail convenables et cherchons à améliorer les lois régissant la santé et la sécurité. Fait pression pour obtenir un régime fiscal équitable et des programmes sociaux puissants, incluant les services de garde, l’assurance maladie et les pensions. Fait aussi pression pour obtenir des programmes de formation et de création d’emplois et participe à l’élaboration de ceux ci. Travaille pour l’égalité sociale et pour enrayer le racisme et la discrimination.

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Primary Telephone: 
613-521-3400
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Fax Number: 
613-521-4655
Street Address: 
2841 Riverside Dr
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K1V 8X7

Hospital Employee's Union (HEU)

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Français

The Hospital Employees' Union is the largest health care union in British Columbia – representing more than 43,000 members working for public, non-profit and private employers.
 
And as the B.C. health care services division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), HEU is part of the biggest union in Canada.
 
HEU members work in all areas of the health care system – acute care hospitals, residential care facilities, community group homes, outpatient clinics and medical labs, community social services, and First Nations health agencies – providing both direct and non-direct nursing services.
 
Since 1944, HEU has advocated for better working and caring conditions, defended public health care delivery, and spoken out against privatization.
 
HEU has a long history as a strong, democratic, socially-conscious union and a passionate defender of Canada's medicare program.
 
Working in solidarity with labour and community allies, HEU is committed to social justice and advancing labour and human rights on a global level.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
604-438-5000
Secondary Telephone: 
1-800-663-5813
Email Address: 
info@heu.org
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
604-739-1510
Street Address: 
5000 North Fraser Way
City: 
Brunaby
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V5J 5M3

Vernon & District Immigrant Services Society

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Immigrants
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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Consulting
Community education/development
Éducation / développement communautaire
Day services
Counseling

Vernon and District Immigrant Services has been assisting clients and the Community since 1989 with Settlement Issues, Employment Services and English Language Classes. Our Services are available in English, French, Spanish, Bisaya, Tagalog and German. We are a Non-Profit Society serving Immigrants and Newcomers, Visible Minorities, First Generation Canadians and their families.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
Settlement and English Classes: 250-542-4177
Secondary Telephone: 
Employment Phone: 250-542-4612
Email Address: 
vdiss@shaw.ca
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Fax Number: 
250-542-6554
Street Address: 
100 - 3003 30th St
City: 
Vernon
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V1T 9G5

Opportunity for Advancement

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All women
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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Consulting
Counselling
Support group/peer support
Counseling

OFA has been developing and offering innovative groups for socially and economically disadvantaged women for over 30 years. They have been part of proudly supporting thousands of women to help themselves gain confidence, self-respect and move towards economic independence.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
416-787-1481
Email Address: 
info@ofacan.com
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
416-787-1500
Street Address: 
54 Wolseley Street, 2nd Floor
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5T 1A5
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