Will Budget 2022 give us a feminist economic recovery?

Social impact organizations hoped for stronger feminist commitments to support an inclusive recovery plan for Canada.

Why It Matters

According to the federal government’s gender-based analysis report on the budget, 44 percent of Budget 2022 will benefit women and men in equal proportions. Meanwhile, 42 percent of measures will directly or indirectly benefit men more than women, and 14 percent will directly or indirectly benefit women more than men.

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The release of Budget 2022 was met with anticipation — and followed largely with disappointment — among those working toward a feminist recovery from the pandemic. 

Since the federal budget came out, social impact leaders across the country have been sharing their perspectives on how they could be more responsive to the struggles of women, non-binary folks, trans folks, migrants, and people with disabilities. 

The day after the budget’s release, Oxfam Canada and the Canadian Women’s Foundation co-hosted a webinar of social impact leaders across the country to weigh in on the budget’s inters

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