Gender Wage Gap Town Halls

Gender Wage Gap Town Halls


Have your voice heard! SEIU Healthcare is encouraging member participation in the Gender Wage Gap Consultation Town Halls that are currently underway across the province.

The Town Halls are an important aspect of an Ontario Government initiative focused on closing the income gap between men and women. The Town Halls are being organized by the Gender Wage Gap Strategy Steering Committee, which is collecting information from the public to inform their understanding of the causes of the persistent pay gap between men and women. They want to know how women are affected by the wage gap, at work, in their families, and in their communities. The Gender Wage Gap Strategy Steering Committee will ultimately make recommendations towards developing a strategy to close the gender wage gap and reduce work-related barriers for women. They will consider all contributions made at the Town Halls when they are making their recommendations to the Ontario Government.

SEIU Healthcare Members are encouraged to attend the upcoming Gender Wage Gap Town Halls and let the Steering Committee know how you have been impacted by the gender wage gap. Members can speak to a wide range of issues relating to the wage gap including access to education, childcare, caregiving leaves, employer practices, immigration/settlement issues, barriers to unionization, precarious working conditions, increasing the minimum wage, violence and harassment, and the intersectionality of other forms of discrimination which dramatically increase the wage gap for racialized and Aboriginal women as well as women with disabilities and women living in same-sex couples.

For more information or to get involved, please contact:
Alex Murphy: 416-575-4551,
Lisa Wong: 416-571-0765,

Town Hall Dates and Locations:

Peterborough Holiday Inn Peterborough
150 George Street
Regency B
Free Parking

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Holiday Inn Sudbury
1696 Regent Street
Georgian B
Free Parking

Thursday, December 17, 2015 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
London London Public Library
251 Dundas Street
Stevenson & Hunt Room
Monday, January 25, 2016 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
St. Catharines Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway
Conference Centre
327 Ontario Street
Brock Room 
Free Parking

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Brampton Best Western Brampton 
30 Clark Boulevard
Haggert Room
Free Parking
Monday February 22, 2016 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
February 22, 2015 at 6pm - 7:30pm
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