The Canadian Labour Congress is committed to advancing women’s equality.

We organize conferences, workshops and think tanks to develop our analysis of the impact of corporate and government actions on women and to develop strategies to move women’s equality forward. We lobby governments and organize campaigns to win equality rights for women. Union women work in close alliance with women’s organizations across the country.

Relevant Issues for women:

Child CareDisability rights - Equal access to jobs and training - Homophobia and transphobia - Pay Equity - Racism - Equal access to EI and pensions - Harassment and 

Related News and Events

CLC, Western University launch first ever nation-wide workplace survey

OTTAWA ― The Canadian Labour Congress, working in partnership with researchers at Western University, is launching a national survey on the impact of domestic violence on workers and workplaces, the first-ever survey of its kind in Canada. … Read More

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CLC President renews call for public inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper Prime Minister of Canada Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2 Dear Prime Minister, On behalf of the 3.3 million members of the Canadian … Read More

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Related Statements

Equal Pay Day

April 16 is Equal Pay Day in Ontario – on this day a woman, on average, has worked enough to earn as much as a man made the previous year. The gender wage gap isn’t just a problem in Ontario – it’s the reality for wor… Read More

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CEP March of Aprons Rally

Greetings Sisters and Brothers! I was asked to talk about the long list of attacks from the Harper government. However, somehow I think you have been spending a lot of time at your conference talking about that. So I am going to twist that requ… Read More

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Submissions to Parliament

Statement by the Canadian Labour Congress to the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women

Introduction On behalf of the 3.2 million members of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), we want to thank you for affording us the opportunity to present our views. The CLC brings together Canada’s national and inte… Read More

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