On average, women in Ontario need to work till age 79 to make what men make by age 65 (source: CCPA Ontario). Ontario’s gender pay gap, according to latest Statistics Canada figures, is 31.5% (based on all male and female average annual earnings – including part time workers). The gap is much higher for women of colour, women with disabilities or Aboriginal women.Ontario’s Equal Pay Day is April 20, 2015.
Equal Pay Days illustrates how far into the next year a woman must work to earn the same amount a man made in the previous year.
You can find more information here: http://www.equalpaycoalition.org/
Here’s a video that I shot and edited for the Equal Pay Coalition:
Film and editing: Jennifer Johnson | JJMedia
Story and music: Andrew Shenkman
Actor: Hannan Younis
Actor: Bryn Pottie
Voice actor: Tom Morgan
Producer: Ellie Gordon-Moershel and Equal Pay Coalition
To see last year’s video that I worked on read this post.