The Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women



In Partnership

BPW Canada as a founding member spearheaded and continues to be in partnership with the Canadian Coalition to Empower Women (CCEW). The CCEW exists to advance gender equality and the economic empowerment of women in all their rich diversity and genders; by reimagining how an inclusive intersectional approach and collaborative partnerships can sustain strong economies, build accessible and equitable societies to improve the quality of life for all Canadians and their families in communities across Canada.

Grounded in the fundamental values of inclusion, diversity, equity and access, and supporting local grassroots change makers to leverage a number of emerging national initiatives such as the IDEAS4GenderEquality, and the 50-30 Challenge and universal guidance of the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) and online platform, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Generation Equality Action Coalitions (GEF) the CCEW promotes awareness and builds partnerships with all stakeholders groups committed to achieving gender equality and inclusive diversity in Canada.

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BPW & CCEW: IDEAS for Gender Equality - IDEAS4GE Project
(COVID-19 Feminist Response & Recovery)

The BPW/CCEW COVID-19 Feminist Response and Recovery Project is designed to leverage the heightened awareness and societal sensitivity to how gender and intersectional factors have disproportionately impacted Canadian women throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

It recognizes the importance of ensuring that the individual experiences and unique needs of all Canadian women in all their diversity are included in the post-COVID-19 recovery plans of key stakeholders. The project uses an intentional inclusive outreach and engagement strategy to build capacity for informed intersectional gender-based equality and solution-building by Canadian businesses, community organizations and government stakeholders.

Collaborative multi-stakeholder partnerships in action will address the systemic vulnerabilities and gender-based bias and inequities highlighted by the pandemic. Through the project’s IDEAS4GE Innovation Challenge, solution-builders will spark impactful IDEAS – for Inclusion, Diversity, Equality, Access, and Solutions in Canada’s workplace, marketplace and communities.

Learn more about the IDEAS4GE Project

Join the IDEAS4GE Online Community and Be the Change!

Learn more about the WEPs

Entrepreneurs in Business of all sizes and business associations such as the Chambers of Commerce and all BPW Clubs can now Sign the WEPs.

Join the Growing number (1,863+) of participating organizations

Governments at all levels, Civil Society and all Other Organizations can support Gender Equality, inclusion, diversity, equity and access by joining the 50 – 30 Challenge

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