September 20 to 26, 2020 marks Gender Equality Week, 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; to celebrate the significant achievements and accomplishments that we have made in advancing gender equality; and to 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.
Join the conversation: #BecauseOfYou
This year’s theme, #BecauseOfYou, celebrates the many trailblazers, activists and advocates who are working to advance gender equality in their communities.
This Gender Equality Week:
tell us about the inspiring advocates and activists in your own family, workplace, and community who are strengthening the women’s and equality-seeking movement using hashtag #BecauseOfYou
visit the Women of Impact in Canada gallery to learn more about the courageous women who have made an impact in politics, the arts and sciences, and countless other fields