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Doris Hall and Dani Bartlett

2021 Annual Gender Equality Trailblazer Award

Doris Hall is the Gender Equality Coalition 2021 Trailblazer Award recipient. She has accomplished so much and is truly an inspiration and a trailblazer.

Doris Hall has been a member of the Business and Professional Women (“BPW”) organization since 1987. During that time, she has served with the local BPW London club, as well as BPW Ontario, BPW Canada and BPW International. Her served positions included Secretary, Membership Chair and President in each of the BPW organizational levels. In addition to her role as Women’s Empowerment Principles in BPW, Doris is the co-founder to the Canadian Coalition to Empower Women (CCEW) and recently received a federal government grant through the Department of Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) to continue their work to promote empower women in their workplace, marketplace, and communities.

Doris’s commitment to women’s equality is apparent in all her volunteer activities such as:

  • London Anti-Human Trafficking Committee
  • Safe Cities London (United Nations initiative)
  • #ProjectOnroute and #ProjectMapleLeaf (awareness of human trafficking)
  • Presentation of advocacy and resolution briefs to governments
Gender Equality Coalition 2021 Trailblazer Award
Transgender Awareness
Transgender Awareness Week is observed the second week of November. It is a celebration leading up to Transgender Day of Remembrance to memorialize the victims of transphobic violence.
The Employment Equity Act: Annual Report 2019
This report demonstrates that, overall, the 2018 workplace representation of persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities has again increased. It also demonstrates that both women and members of visible minorities in middle management occupations continue to surpass labour market availability at the national level.

The COVID-19 pandemic has gendered effects. Women, especially women of colour, Indigenous women, and low-income women, are particularly susceptible to contracting the disease, as well as to economic instability and curtailed access to services and resources. Trans and gender diverse peoples also face heightened risks due to widespread discrimination and stigma. However, men are more likely than women to be seriously ill and die from COVID-19.

This primer provides a summary of how gender impacts the ways the COVID-19 crisis is experienced, including key resources for further reading, and the implications for policy and action during and after the pandemic.

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