Here’s what’s inside Canada’s first-ever feminist economic recovery plan

8 action items to ensure a pandemic recovery that includes all

Why It Matters

COVID-19 is a feminist crisis that requires a uniquely feminist response, say the authors of Canada’s first feminist economic recovery plan. Women and non-binary people, particularly those who are racialized, have been both on the frontlines and the most devastated. Failing to centre their needs in economic recovery planning would mean an incomplete pandemic recovery.

Canada won’t recover from the pandemic without a feminist response.

It’s as simple as that, according to YWCA Canada and the Institute for Gender and the Economy (GATE). For the past month or so, the two organizations have been focused on a massive undertaking: creating a feminist plan for our country’s economic recovery from COVID-19. 

Released today, the plan outlines eight key areas governments should prioritize to ensure all Canadians — including the women and gender-nonbinary people, who’ve felt the most intense impacts — recover fully from the pandemic and economic crisis. The plan makes a total of 26 recommendations for all levels of government to correct the pandemic’s gendered impacts. Co-authored by YWCA Canada’s national director of public policy and strate

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