Pathways for an equitable reset
Women, and in particular, racialized newcomers, immigrants and refugees have borne the catastrophic brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada. These racialized women communities have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic due to already longstanding systemic barriers. These include the effects of systemic racism, such as employment inequity, inequitable distribution of power, wealth, and resources resulting into high rates of poverty, and lack of access to basic needs such as health care, housing, food as well as lack of resources and tools for internet connectivity.
Women’s participation in the workforce has also regressed, with many women leaving work to shoulder the burden of unpaid care work at home, while those earning the lowest wages in the most precarious sectors continue to serve at the frontlines of the pandemic. As a result, this crisis has been described as a She-cession, uprooting the gendered progress made on gender equality and women economic empowerment. Our September Spotlight Series extensively covered these issues and much more.
We now stand at a pivotal moment to seize the opportunity and join forces to address the challenges before us, to map out and consolidate integrated intersectional policy measures that have been identified to address the disproportionate challenges faced by women, particularly in the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities, while addressing any gaps to avoid going back to “business as usual” and conversely, “building back better”.
Join us for the next sequel on October 20 from 11am to 12pm to discuss the Pathways for an Equitable Reset, to delve deeper on the domino effect of the COVID-19 pandemic impact on women and the crucial policy measures required to ensure a more sustainable, inclusive and equitable recovery for racialized marginalized women communities to thrive.
Moderator: Surranna Sandy, CEO, Skills for Change
Maya Roy, CEO, YWCA Canada
Jill Andrew, MPP, Toronto–St. Paul's
Chanel Grenaway, Principal, Chanel Grenaway & Associates
Carmina Ravanera, Research Associate, The Institute for Gender and the Economy, University of Toronto
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This is a complimentary webinar for all.