International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day to celebrate women’s economic, political and social advancements, and highlight the actions needed to achieve gender parity.

Building off the Government of Canada’s 2021 IWD theme #Feminist Recovery, the HRPA is recognizing all the remarkable ways women have pioneered change over the last year while also being disproportionately affected by the pandemic and other global developments.

Today is a reminder of the gender biases and inequitable business practices and policies that are ever-present in society and that still need to be challenged. #ChoosetoChallenge

As part of that mandate, we are working hard to provide Human Resources Professionals with the tools, resources and insights needed to begin an inclusive recovery that furthers the progress towards gender equitable work environments.

Don’t miss these two upcoming events to help your organization in its gender diversity efforts:

Total Rewards Micro-Conference: Special Keynote on Pay Equity in Ontario – Relevance, Reach and Strategic Importance in a Post-COVID-19 World

The gender pay gap remains a persistent indicator of the inequality between men and women in the workplace. HRPA will host the Total Rewards Micro-Conference with an important keynote on the gender wage gap and pay equity obligations in Ontario. Ontario’s Pay Equity Commissioner and team will also share insights on the impacts of COVID-19 on women’s participation in the labour market, and consider the importance of pay equity in the context of Ontario’s economic recovery. Register now.

Take it a step further by obtaining your Pay Equity Certificate.

The HRPA 2021 Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Summit

As part of our ongoing initiative, the HRPA will be hosting a special one-day event, in partnership with Williams HR Consulting, to build upon the learnings from HRPA’s 2020 “Battling Systemic Racism in the Workplace” webinar series. Through a compilation of moderated discussions, presentations, workshops, breakouts and fireside chats, HR professionals will learn more about processes, best practices, resources, and tools for designing and operationalizing a robust EDI strategy in their organizations. Register now.

Check our calendar of events for D&I focused programs, offered on an ongoing basis by the HRPA and our Chapters.


Reading Lists
  • “In the Company of Women” by Grace Bonney
  • “Know my Name” by Chanel Miller
  • “Becoming” by Michelle Obama
  • “Hood Feminism” by Mikki Kendall
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