April 12, 2022 marks the date that the average woman in Ontario has to have worked to earn what the average man will have earned in 2021.
The gender pay gap for in Ontario is 32 percent. The gap increases further for racialized women, Indigenous women, immigrant and migrant women, women with disabilities, elderly women, and women who identify as LGBTQ.
The Equal Pay Coalition has been advocating for pay equity for over 40 years. They recently conducted a poll that found:
To learn more about the gender pay gap and take action this Equal Pay Day, check out the Coalition’s work here.