Status of Women & Human Rights
|We are a passionate group of individuals, from different D25 bargaining units, who come together to make a difference within many communities.
Check back often for event dates.
- We raise awareness of equity and diversity issues with a human rights and status of women focus.
- We offer educational workshops and events.
- We conduct fundraising initiatives to support human rights and women’s issues within our district.
- We welcome and encourage all OSSTF members to participate.
| Meetings of the Status of Women & Human Rights - First Wednesday of the Month - District 25 Office
All Members are welcome.
We will be meeting in the lower board room. 4:30 start.
As always, everyone is welcome and if traffic is bad, come when you can.
Contact Beth Wallace at District 25, 613-729-7211 or by e-mail on GEM (OCDSB) or email@example.com
| October 4th is a day where we honour the lives of
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG).
OSSTF/FEESO thanks those who participated
in our local Sisters In Spirit vigil.
On average, women must work 15.5 months to make what a man does in 12. That's why Tuesday, April 10, 2018 is commemorated as Equal Pay Day in Ontario. This date symbolizes the number of days women must work in order to make the same average wage as men. In 2018, women will have to work an additional 100 days, or the equivalent of working until April 10, for their average annual earnings to equal that of men.
Although pay equity is the law in Ontario, women continue to earn, on average, 30% less than men. This pay gap affects women of all ages and education levels. Women of colour, Aboriginal women and women with disabilities face the greatest discrimination.
The Equal Pay Coalition (EPC) comprises dozens of unions, women’s groups and community organizations seeking to end gender pay discrimination and close the gender pay gap through legislation, collective bargaining and social initiatives. OSSTF/FEESO is a member of the Equal Pay Coalition, and through that association, we continue to urge the Ontario government to make meaningful changes to pay equity legislation and to remove other systemic gender barriers that lead to the wage gap.
OSSTF/FEESO members are encouraged to wear red on April 10 to mark Equal Pay Day, and to protest how unequal pay leaves women “in the red”. Bargaining Unit leaders and members are encouraged to visit the Equal Pay Coalition website for more information about rallies and activities across the province.
||Thank You to all members who participated.
Outdoor Vigil: 6:00 p.m. at the Women’s Monument at Minto Park (Elgin & Gilmour)
||NCCM Your Voice,Your Future
Workshop: Strategies to combat discrimination, Islamophobia, plus
(sponsored by the D-25 Status Of Women & Human Rights Committee)
Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
Adult High School - 4:30 to 7:00 pm
Poster - more details
||Celebrate Women's History Month
Make your mark
When women and girls bring their passion, energy and talents to everything they do, there is no stopping them!
Looking back over the past 150 years since Confederation, countless women have done exactly that:
harnessed their power, found their voice, and claimed their place in our country’s proud history.
Because of their efforts and those of the many women who have followed in their footsteps,
we’ve made amazing strides toward gender equality and women’s empowerment over the past 150 years.
But there is still more work to do: barriers still exist, and sexism and discrimination continue to impact and shape
the lives of too many Canadians.
Change is possible, but we can’t do it alone.
As we look to the future, we must lift each other up so that everyone has the chance to claim their place
and reach their full potential.
Together, we can create a Canada where every woman and girl has the chance to let her unique power shine through and make her mark.
For more Posters and Information, click on Status of Women Canada
Issue 1010-Dec 2016 (Click for full article)
The Committee encourages people to download this poster for your worksites.
Download a printable copy of this FLYER