Online Event: A Feminist Economic Recovery Plan for Canada

July 10, 2020 by Anonymous

On Tuesday, July 28, 2020, YWCA Canada and The Institute for Gender and the Economy at Rotman are hosting a livestream panel discussion, "A Feminist Economic Recovery Plan for Canada." The panel will include Armine Yalnizyan (MIR 1985), Atkinson Fellow on the Future of Workers, alonside Fae Johnstone, Principal Consultant at Wisdom2Action and Gladys Okine, the Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity Executive Lead.

About the event:

In Canada, the COVID-19 pandemic has had significant impacts on women, Two-Spirit and gender diverse people, especially those who are Black, Indigenous, or people of colour. For example, over half of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Canada have been experienced by women, and at the same time, they have faced disproportionate job loss, an increase in domestic violence due to lockdowns, and an increase in unpaid work.

YWCA Canada and The Institute for Gender and the Economy at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have partnered to create a feminist economic recovery plan for Canada, which proposes a new path forward for Canada’s economy – one that focuses on changing the structures and barriers that have made some groups more vulnerable to the pandemic and its fallout than others. This panel event will launch the plan alongside a discussion with leading experts on the need for a feminist economic recovery.

  • 3:00pm sharp to 4:00pm EDT
  • Free to attend. Registration is required by 11:55am on July 28.
  • Moderator: Maya Roy, CEO, YWCA Canada
  • Introduction By: Sarah Kaplan, Director and Professor - Institute for Gender and the Economy, Distinguished Professor of Gender and the Economy and Professor of Strategic Management, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto