In The Spotlight

Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month is a celebration of the contributions of women to Ontario’s rich history. We take this opportunity to recognize the important achievements that women and girls have made to our province.

This year, Ontario recognizes women in business who have helped shape Ontario’s strong economy. They have played a key role in driving innovation, job creation and economic growth. Some are self-employed with an entrepreneurial spirit while others are community and corporate leaders. Learn more.

Gender Wage Gaps and Earnings Ratios in Ontario

Gender Wage Gaps and Earnings Ratios in Ontario

The Pay Equity Office has released its report and supplement on gender wage gaps and earnings ratios in Ontario with the latest Statistics Canada figures.


Are You in Danger?
Call 911 or your local police immediately.

Are You in Crisis?
Call the Assaulted Women's Helpline
1-866-863-0511
(Toll Free)
1-866-863-7868 (TTY)
416-863-0511 (Toronto)

Femaide
1-877-336-2433
(sans frais)
1-866-860-7082 (ATS)

If You Need Help
Services for Women

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Major Initiatives

OWD 30th Anniversary

OWD 30th Anniversary

October is Women’s History Month, and 2013 marks the Ontario Women’s Directorate 30th anniversary! Join us in celebrating, remembering and looking forward.

OWD has played an important role in effecting and influencing change for women in Ontario. See an interactive timeline highlighting our shared past.

Learn more about Women’s History Month and the contributions of women to Ontario’s rich history.