A Feminist Economic Recovery Plan for Canada: Making the Economy Work for Everyone
In this session, YWCA Canada will highlight the disproportionate impact COVID-19 has had on women, Two-Spirit and gender diverse people. The economic freefall has led to declines in women’s labour market participation not seen since the 1980s. All hope is not lost. There is a better way forward. That’s why YWCA Canada in partnership with the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto came together to create Canada’s Feminist Recovery Plan, the first nationally-focused one in the world. Tune in to learn about this 8-point plan that provides a blueprint for Canada’s post-COVID-19 recovery that will ensure the economy works for everyone. This session will be hosted by Maya Roy, CEO of YWCA Canada and Anjum Sultana, National Director of Public Policy & Strategic Communications at YWCA Canada.
About the Speaker
Anjum Sultana is the National Director of Public Policy & Strategic Communications at YWCA Canada, the country’s largest and oldest gender equity organization. The YWCA federation has 32 member associations and works in 300 communities across Canada. Together, they reach over 330, 000 people every year. Anjum is the Primary Author and Operations Lead for ‘A Feminist Economic Recovery Plan: Making the Economy Work for Everyone’, the first nationally-focused recovery plan of its kind. Anjum holds a Masters in Public Health from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. She is a frequently cited expert and her commentary has been featured on platforms such as Apolitical, CBC, CityTv, CTV, First Policy Response, Healthy Debate, National Observer, New Canadian Media, Public Policy Forum, The Walrus, Toronto Sun and TVO.