The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a global health crisis posing grave threats to human life, and far-reaching consequences of major economic disruptions. Notably, the crisis has negatively impacted immigrants, newcomers
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a global health crisis posing grave threats to human life, and far-reaching consequences of major economic disruptions. Notably, the crisis has negatively impacted immigrants, newcomers and refugees more disproportionately than others, with a lack of means to sustain themselves, to look for work or integrate into the society, as well as placing major obstacles in the ways of skills development. With the social distancing and eventual lockdowns, these marginalized communities have continued to be isolated, which has also taken a great toil on their mental health.
Within this group, perhaps, women bear the burden the most and are the most marginalized, carrying the heavy responsibility of child care, and yet they are also faced with systemic issues such as gender pay gaps etc., Women are also more often involved in part-time work, as well as sectors that were affected early on in the pandemic. Statistics Canada reported that 1.5 Million women lost their jobs over in March and April due to the pandemic.
Since the onset of COVID-19, there has also been an unprecedented rise in domestic violence against women and a spotlight on mental health due to the stigma, isolation and inability to interact with other people. Additionally, women have continued to suffer unduly as most of them serve as frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19. These challenges have resulted in a loss in confidence. If key actions are not taken now, the gender gap will continue to widen beyond COVID-19.
Join the discussion on September 15 on the pandemic impacts of COVID-19 on women, which will highlight the key challenges faced by women especially the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). The discussion will also cover solutions being put in place to alleviate these challenges as well as additional support being made available to women to counter these obstacles. It will also examine the feminist approach being taken by government to bring about gender equality, social and economic recovery.
MODERATOR: Surranna Sandy, CEO, Skills for Change
Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development (TBC)
Nneka MacGregor, Executive Director, WomenatthecentrE
Wendy Cukier, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy and Academic Director of the Diversity Institute at the Ted Rogers School of Management Ryerson University
Sunder Singh, Executive Director, Elspeth Heyworth Centre for Women
Priyanka Sheth, Interim Executive Director, Sistering
Sultana Jahangir, Executive Director, South Asian Womens’ Rights Organization
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This is a complimentary webinar for all.
(Mardi) 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Skills for Change416 662 2450