April 20, 2015 all day


equalpayOntario’s gender pay gap stands at 31.5 per cent.* That means that, for every dollar a man earns, an Ontario working woman earned 68.5 cents. This pay gap affects not only what women earn, but also women’s retirement. The average woman in Ontario would have to work until age 79 to catch up to what men earn, on average, by the time they reach 65 years of age.


Here’s what you can do:


Wear RED on Monday, April 20: Show your support for equal pay and an end to the gender pay gap by wearing wear red in your workplace on Monday, April 20. Send your WOMEN IN RED photos to [email protected] and we’ll post them on CUPE Ontario’s Facebook and Flickr pages.


Join one of the Equal Pay Day events in your area


  • Leafleting at King and Yonge, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  • Leafleting and rally at College and University, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.



  • Info tent on Queen’s campus (exact location tba), 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.



  • Leafleting at King and Talbot, 12:00 noon


Interested in hosting your own event? Go to www.equalpaycoalition.org and download 2015’s Action Kit for Equal Pay Day.


Email your MPP and municipal councillor

Tell your MPP and your councillor that


  • You are writing in support of Equal Pay Day, April 20, 2015.
  • You support Premier Kathleen Wynne’s directive to reduce the wage gap between male and female workers in Ontario.
  • You are asking them to take the pledge to work to close Ontario’s gender pay gap  (www.equalpaycoalition.org/2015-action-kit).

To find out more: www.equalpaycoalition.org