Gender Equality Week
Gender Equality Week is an opportunity to:
- raise awareness of the important contributions women and gender diverse communities have made to the growth, development, character and identity of Canada,
- celebrate the significant achievements and accomplishments that we have made in advancing gender equality, and
- reconfirm our commitment to address persistent gender equality gaps in our country.
Gender Equality Week is the result of the passing of Bill C-309, the Gender Equality Week Act, which received Royal Assent on June 21, 2018. This legislation designates the fourth week in September as Gender Equality Week.
Learn more about the 2023 theme and how you can join the conversation.
Discover what is gender equality, why it’s important, the progress being made to achieve it.
See how gender equality has evolved in Canada over the years.
Access educational tools, activities and resources to learn more about gender equality during Gender Equality Week or all year round.
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