As the COVID-19 pandemic devolves into a long-term socio-economic crisis, pressures on women will be felt very strongly in the social impact sector. Although women make up about 50 percent of the labour force in Canada, in the non-profit sector, between 75 percent and 85 percent of workers are female. In March, however, women represented 70 percent of all job losses in Canada, and in May, employment among men increased at more than twice the rate of employment among women — partly because women’s work is already precarious, and partly because of
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