Deputations and Submissions    



YWCA Toronto regularly contributes feminist insights to the public discourse in response to government initiatives and policies. We also participate on coalitions, sector tables, and committees and partnerships to advance meaningful social change. See below for selected links to YWCA Toronto’s recent policy recommendations to improve the lives of women and girls.

Put A Gender Equity Lens On The City Budget

Deputation to the City of Toronto Budget Committee

January 2018
 

What Makes A City World-Class? Investment In Poverty Reduction

Deputation to the City of Toronto Budget Committee

January 2017

 

Response to Housing and Health: Unlocking Opportunity

Deputation to the City of Toronto Board of Health

October 2016


Building the Toronto We Want Starts with Poverty Reduction

Deputation to the City of Toronto Budget Committee

January 2016

 

Ontario Needs a Gender Analysis of Homelessness 

Deputation to Ontario’s Expert Advisory Panel on Homelessness

May 2015


Working Together to End Sexual Violence and Harassment

Deputation to Ontario’s Select Committee on Sexual Violence and Harassment

May 2015

Put A Gender Equity Lens On Income Security Reforms 

Submission to the Hon. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Minister of Community and Social Services (Ontario)

January 2018

  

Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment

Submission to the Hon. Indira Naidoo-Harris, Minister of Status of Women (Ontario)

July 2017 

Bill 148: Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act

Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs (Ontario)

July 2017
  

Investing in Ontario’s Women and Girls

Pre-Budget Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs (Ontario)

January 2017

Working Together To Create Safe, Affordable, Supportive Homes for Women

Submission for the National Housing Strategy consultations

October 2016
 

Working Together To End Violence Against Women

Submission for the National Strategy to Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence

September 2016

End Sex Discrimination in the Indian Act

Letter to the Prime Minister of Canada

October 2017 

 
Fix the Backwards Budget Process

Letter to Toronto City Council

May 2017

Gender Equity in the City Budget

Letter to Toronto City Council

February 2017

Take Action to Combat Islamophobia and Hatred

Letter to all levels of government

February 2017

Act Now on Inclusionary Zoning

Letter to Toronto City Council

March 2016 

Stop Proposed Child Care Regulatory Changes

Letter to the Premier of Ontario

March 2016

 

Support Supervised Injection Services in Toronto

Letter to Toronto City Council

March 2016

 

Support Postal Pay Equity

Letter to the Prime Minister of Canada

August 2016