Stigma, discrimination, stereotyping, and the lack of education and training opportunities are the main systemic barriers when it comes to the province’s wage gap in the workplace.
The submission emphasized the need to address the gender wage gap as it can potentially undermine the competitiveness of businesses and economic growth.
That’s the core of a submission CMHA Ontario shared with the Ministry of Labour on Jan. 15 as a response on the development of a strategy for Closing the Gender Wage Gap in the province. The submission emphasized the need to address this gap as it can potentially undermine the competitiveness of businesses and economic growth.
The submission was made in response to public consultations led by the Gender Wage Gap Steering Committee established by the Ministry in April 2015.
CMHA Ontario is a leader in advancing equity in mental health in Ontario. In 2014, CMHA Ontario launched Advancing Equity in Mental Health: Understanding Key Concepts, a framework which establishes that equity issues, including gender wage disparities, impact on the mental health of population groups in Ontario, and that mental health issues contribute to inequities, such as disparities related to employment and wages, for these populations.