Women have guided us through COVID-19. It’s time to step up for gender equity.

Happy International Women’s Day, and Happy Birthday to my daughter, Simi.

Since my daughter was born on March 8th six years ago, her birthday celebration has incorporated acts of honouring the power of women and girls. The day is also a time to remind ourselves how far we still need to go.

This past year has seen breakthrough and advancement of women’s leadership in fighting the pandemic — at the highest levels with Dr. Theresa Tam guiding Canadians through the pandemic to the thousands of women on the frontlines keeping us safe. According to Policy Options, of the 14 provincial and national chief medical officers and public health officers, 7 are women. There are also women in public health officer rol

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