Resource database

Refine your Search

Target Units

When Work Works – Additional Resources

When Work Works When Work Works has also created workplace flexibility guides tailored to specific industries.

Equality Means Business: Trainers' Manual for Gender Equality in the Private Sector

UN Women Georgia This resource provides organizations with an understanding of how to conduct training on issues of gender equality and corporate sustainability aligned with the UN Women and UN Global Compact’s Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPS).

Pursuing Gender Equality in the Workplace During COVID-19

Global Compact Network Canada This resource provides recommendations and resources specific to the Canadian Private sector on forwarding the pursuit of gender equality in the workplace during COVID-19.

Equileap Gender Equality Indices

Equileap Equileap, leading organization providing data and insights on gender equality in the corporate sector,has designed several gender equality indices. These gender equality indices have gathered data on over 3,000 companies.

Thomson Reuters Diversity and Inclusion Index

Thomson Reuters The Thomson Reuters Diversity and Inclusion Index transparently and objectively measures the relative performance of companies against factors that define diverse and inclusive workplaces.

Global Reporting Standards

Global Reporting Initiative Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards help reporting organizations understand and communicate the impact of their business on critical sustainability issues.

Bloomberg's Gender-Equality Index (GEI)

Bloomberg The Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) is an international standardized reporting and disclosure method to allow companies to publicly illustrate their commitment to equality and advancing women in the workplace.

SASB Standards

Sustainability Accounting Standards Board The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Foundation establishes and maintains disclosure standards on sustainability matters to help facilitate communication between companies and investors.

Embedding Gender in Sustainability Reporting: A Practitioner Guide

International Finance Corporation, Global Reporting Initiative This guide seeks to help enterprises tap into emerging best practices in sustainability reporting, achieve bottom-line benefits, and create new opportunities for women in the private sector by better understanding and managing gender perspectives in their businesses.

The Women's Empowerment Principles: Reporting on Progress

UN Global Compact, UN Women The UN Women and UN Global Compact have produced this gender-specific guidance that offers practical advice on how to report on each of the seven Women’s Empowerment Principles.

In Focus: Addressing Investor Needs in Business Reporting on the SDGs

UN Global Compact, Global Reporting Initiative This document builds on currently available disclosuresand provides perspectives and recommendations to help companies include information related to the SDGs in their corporate reporting.

Integrating the SDGs into Corporate Reporting: A Practical Guide

UN Global Compact, Global Reporting Initiative This guide was developed by the UNGC to help companies establish or further improve their reporting mechanisms related to the SDGs.

Business Reporting on the SDGs - An Analysis of the Goals and Targets

UN Global Compact, Global Reporting Initiative The resources that make up “Business Reporting on the SDGs – Action Platform” were developed collaboratively by UN Global Compact and GRI to help organizations uphold and track the progress of SDGs.

Women in Governance Parity Certification

Women in Governance The Women in Governance Parity Certification is an assessment tool designed to increase women’s representation in workplaces, especially those sectors or roles where women have been traditionally underrepresented.

The Gender Equality Seal Programme

UNDP The UNDP Gender Equality Seal, launched in 2009 with a pilot program in Latin America, recognizes organizations for meeting specific standards to promote gender equality and empower women.

EDGE Certification

EDGE Strategy The EDGE assessment methodology and certification was launched in 2011 by the EDGE Certified Foundation at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum.

8 Ways to Measure Diversity That Have Nothing to Do With Hiring

Fortune This article illustrates eight unique ways to measure the effectiveness of a business’s diversity and inclusion programs, beyond hiring and recruitment data.

Measuring Progress

Project Include Project Include is a non-profit that uses data and advocacy to accelerate diversity and inclusion solutions by offering recommendations about measuring diversity and inclusion progress in an organization.

Meaningful Metrics for Diversity and Inclusion

Include Empower This resource provides a series of steps to help organizations set, evaluate, and analyze meaningful diversity and inclusion progress.

Vital Signs

Catalyst This resource includes several tools to help organizations use a diversity and inclusion lens, and better understand and measure their workforce.

Workplace Gender Equality Indicators (Key Progress Indicators)

Our Watch This resource was developed to help workplaces collect, review, and respond to data about gender and diversity.

Measuring What Matters in Gender Diversity

Boston Consulting Group The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) recommends organizations look at five overarching metrics when it comes to gender diversity.

Target Setting Calculator

Workplace Gender Equality Agency (Australia) The Australian WGEA created this target-setting calculator for organizations to test a range of propositions to enable setting realistic, achievable gender targets.

How to Set Gender Diversity Targets – Guidelines for Setting and Meeting Targets to Increase Gender Diversity in the Workplace

Workplace Gender Equality Agency (Australia) This guide will assist your organization in setting realistic targets to improve the gender diversity of your workforce.

Gender Parity: Closing the Gap Between Commitment and Action

LinkedIn In this blog, Bill Morris, retired president and senior managing director of Accenture Canada, shares the metrics that the company tracks and uses to set targets.

The Gender Audit Handbook – A Tool for Organizational Self-Assessment and Transformation

Interaction This resource povides a step-by-step guide to conduct a systematic and participatory gender audit in an organization. The handbookis a self-assessment tool, which can be used to identify staff perceptions surrounding gender issues in the workplace.

Diversity and Inclusion Survey: Building a More Inclusive Future

Culture Amp This survey was developed as the result of a collaboration between B Corp Culture Amp and consulting firm Paradigm.

Employee Consultation

Workplace Gender Equality Agency (Australia) This short survey from the Australian Workplace Gender Equality Agency has been designed to enable you to make an initial employee-based assessment of gender equality in your organization.

Participatory Gender Audit – A Tool for Introducing and Managing Institutional Change

International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITCILO) The ILO Participatory Gender Audit (PGA) is a tool used to organization’s activities from a gender perspective, verifying its achievements and deficiencies.

The Gender Equality Mainstreaming (GEM) Framework – Gender Equality Mainstreaming for Business Growth and Impact

Mennonite Economic Development Associates This assessment is composed of three surveys that allow companies to measure their own gender equality and inclusion performance across a series of environmental, social, and governance(ESG) criteria.

The Women's Empowerment Principles Gender Gap Analysis Tool

UN Global Compact & UN Women The Women's Empowerment Principles Gap Analysis Tool (WEPs Tool) helps companies identify strengths, gaps, and opportunities to improve their performance on gender equality.

International Labour Organization (ILO) and Public-Private Partnerships: An Alliance for the Future

International Labour Organization The ILO today has more than 700 active programs and projects on various themes in more than 100 countries – with the support of 120 development partners.

Build Sustainable Financing and Partnerships for Girls and Women

Women Deliver This resource from Women Deliver discusses the need for financing and partnerships to support girls and women empowerment. It lists the benefits of cross-sector partnerships, highlight investment areas, and showcases successful partnerships case studies.

List of Organizations that Support Gender Equality and Women and Girl's Empowerment

Various organizations This list provides some examples of Canadian organizations that the private sector can support through funding or direct involvement in corporate social responsibility programs.

Partnering for Parity: Strengthening Collaborations for Gender Equality

McKinsey & Company This article acknowledges that individual efforts towards gender equality are driving progress but highlights the multiplier effect that cross-sector partnerships could have in accelerating progress even further.

Partnering and Partnership: Lessons Learned in the DI

Devonshire Initiative The Devonshire Initiative has synthesized lessons learned from workshops, affiliate organization resources, and documents in the public domain related to cross-sector partnerships.

Strengthening Women's Rights Organizations Through International Assistance

MATCH International Women's Fund, Nobel Women's Initiative, Global Affairs Canada This report is the summary of a workshop held by the MATCH International Women’s Fund and Nobel Women’s Initiative with support from Global Affairs Canada.

Unlocking Opportunities for Women and Business – Women and Community Engagement

IFC This resource is a toolkit of actions and strategies for oil, gas, and mining (OGM) companiesto reach their gender goals.

Why Gender Matters: A Resource Guide for Integrating Gender Considerations into Communities Work at Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto This guide provides organizations in the mining industry with direction on how to foster inclusive engagement and development by incorporating gender considerations into their work; avoiding putting women and men, communities and projects at risk; and better achieving diversity goals.

Using CSR and Philanthropy to Close the Gender Gap in Tech

Reboot Representation McKinsey and Pivotal Ventures collaborated on this study to examine how tech-company philanthropy and corporate social responsibility investments can improve the gender diversity of the tech pipeline.

WEConnect Academy

WEConnect International The WEConnect Academy is an online suite of education and training programs to provide women business owners with a multitude ofresources and information.

Global Supplier Diversity & Inclusion – Reaching the Gold Standard

WEConnect International The Gold Standard Checklist helps multinational corporations and multilateral organizations assess their global supplier diversity and inclusion programs and identify improvement areas.

WEConnect International – Women's Business Enterprise (WEB) Certification

WEConnect International WEConnect International’s Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification allows corporate members to ensure that they are purchasing goods and/or services from women-owned businesses.

WBE Canada Certification

Women Business Enterprises (WEB) Canada The Women’s Business Enterprise Canada Council (WBE Canada) has developed the WBE Certification, a formal verification for Canadian B2B businesses that are owned, managed, and controlled by women.

CGLCC Supplier Diversity Program

Canadian LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) The Canadian LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce’s (CGLCC) Supplier Diversity Program connects LGBT+ businesses in Canada with corporations, organizations, and government bodies eager to do business with them.

CAMSC Supplier Certification

Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC) The Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC) certifies and links Aboriginal and minority-owned businesses to purchasing opportunities at major corporations across Canada and the United States.

Gender Equality in Social Auditing Guidance

Business for Social Responsibility This report provides guidance on how organizations can integrate gender equality considerations within social auditing methodologies and processes.

Making Women Workers Count: A Framework for Conducting Gender Responsive Due Diligence in Supply Chains

Business for Social Responsibility This resource provides guidance on conducting gender-responsive due diligence within supply chains to organizations and suppliers through the Gender Data and Impact (GDI) Framework.

Gender Equality in Codes of Conduct Guidance

Business for Social Responsibility This guide provides a framework for companies to integrate gender equality considerations into the standards they use to set supply chain ethical requirements.

Supporting and Growing Women-Owned Businesses

Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders In this research, the Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders has outlined specific initiatives to support women entrepreneurs.

The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) Base Code

Ethical Trading Initiative The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) is a leading alliance of companies, trade unions, and NGOs that encourages businesses to have responsible supply chains and participate in ethical trade.


Know The Chain KnowTheChain is a resource for companies and investors that benchmarks corporate practices in a variety of industries to help inform investors' decisions.

SA8000 Standard

Social Accountability International (SAI) Businesses can use the SA8000® Standard to ensure that human rights are upheld, and employees are treated fairly and with respect throughout the entire supply chain.

Supplier Diversity Playbook – Guidelines to Establishing a Successful Supplier Diversity Process

Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC) The Playbook is a guideline to establishing a successful supplier diversity process for the private sector and discussesfive key factors that are critical for creating a robust supplier diversity process.

The Power of Procurement: How to Source from Women-Owned businesses

UN Women This is a guide for gender-responsive procurement that provides corporations and their suppliers with a deeper understanding of challenges preventing women-owned businesses from fully participating in local and global value chains.

Getting Gender Right

Kantar Kantar’s report is designed to help marketers feel more confident making strategic branding decisions related to gender differences in response to marketing campaigns.

Gender Bias in Advertising: Research, Trends & New Visual Language

Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media at Mount Saint Mary’s University works with media and entertainment companies to improve how girls and women are reflected in media.

Advertising Guidance on Depicting Gender Stereotypes Likely to Cause Harm or Serious or Widespread Offence

Committee of Advertising Practice (UK) The Committee of Advertising Practice of the UK created this guidance to help advertisers, agencies, and media owners interpret the CAP Code.

Let's Speak Gender: 10 Principles of Gender-Responsive Communications for Development

UNDP This resource provides guidance on gender-responsive representation in communications based on the premise that language can reinforce or subvert gender inequalities.

A Guide to Gender Equality in Communications

Koç Holding Company The Koç Group, an investment holding company from Turkey, developed this guide to help transform workplaces and advance gender equality through effective communication.

A Guide to Progressive Gender Portrayals in Advertising - The Case for Unstereotyping Ads

The World Federation of Advertisers This guide emphasizes the need for the advertising industry to move away from gender stereotypes in advertising and provides advice and recommendations on how to do so.

Gender Portrayal Guidelines

Ad Standards Advertising Standards Canada administers these guidelines with respect to the representation of women and men in advertisements.

Federal, Provincial, and Territorial Domestic or Sexual Violence Leave Information

Various provincial, territorial and federal legislation Global Compact Network Canada created a table that contains information related to domestic or sexual violence leave at the federal level, and for each province and territory in Canada, where applicable.

Federal, Provincial, and Territorial Critical Illness and Injury Leave Information

Various provincial, territorial and federal legislation Global Compact Network Canada created a table that contains information related to critical illness leave at the federal level, and for each province and territory in Canada, where applicable.

Federal, Provincial, and Territorial Compassionate Care Leave Information

Various provincial, territorial and federal legislation Global Compact Network Canada created a table that contains information related to compassionate care leave at the federal level, and for each province and territory in Canada.

People Want Their Employers to Talk About Mental Health

Harvard Business Review This article discusses how organizations can use an intersectional lens to approach and normalize conversations about mental health in the workplace.

Assembling the Pieces: An Implementation Guide to the National Standard of Canada for Phycological Health and Safety in the Workplace

CSA Group This guide provides direction on the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.

What Will it Take? Promoting Cultural Change to End Sexual Harassment

UN Women This discussion paper provides guidance and insights to help employers prioritize the needs of the victim–survivors in sexual violence, harassment, and discrimination incidents.

A policy primer: Guide to developing human rights policies and procedures

Ontario Human Rights Commission This primer provides organizations with practical guidance for developing effective and fair ways to prevent and respond to human rights issues, including harassment, discrimination, and accommodation needs.

Dealing with Sexual Harassment When Your Company Is Too Small to Have HR

Harvard Business Review This Harvard Business Review article discusses what small companies can do to prevent and address sexual harassment.

A 15-Point Plan for Boards and CEOs to Eradicate Sexual Harassment in Their Organizations

Forbes This resource provides a list of actions that leaders of organizations should take to eliminate sexual harassment in their workplaces.

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: How Companies can Prepare, Prevent, Respond and Transform their Culture

Catalyst This report discusses the action organizations can take to create a safe and fair work environment for all employees beyond policies and training.

Is it Harassment? A Tool to Guide Employees

Government of Canada This toolis directed to employees as a starting point to analyze what constitutes harassment and determine if a situation might be workplace harassment.

It's Time: 5-Step Sexual Harassment Risk Mitigation Strategy for Employers

McInnis Cooper This resource provides an overview of several provincial and federal occupational, health, and safety laws, human rights laws, employment standards laws, and criminal laws.

OHS Answers Fact Sheets – Violence in the Workplace

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety This resource is an extensive fact sheet from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety on preventing violence in the workplace.

Including Gender Issues in Risk Assessment

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work This guide provides a model for making risk assessment more gender-sensitive byfocusingon five stages of risk assessment and recommending how to include gender in each of them.

10 Keys for Gender Sensitive OSH Practice - Guidelines for Mainstreaming in Occupational Health and Safety

International Labour Office These guidelines help organizations take a gender-sensitive approach to mainstreaming gender into occupational safety and health policies and practices to provide a safer workplace for both women and men.

OHS Answers Fact Sheets – Canadian Government Departments Responsible for OH&S

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety This resource provides a list of all agencies responsible for occupational health and safety in the federal, provincial, and territorial jurisdictions across Canada.

Federal and Provincial and Territorial Maternity and Paternity Leave Information

Various provincial, territorial and federal legislation Global Compact Network Canada created a table that contains information related to pregnancy/maternity and parental leave at the federal level, and for each province and territory in Canada. Pregnancy/maternity leave allows pregnant employees to take leave, and parental leave allows new parents to take leave.

Creating a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace

Ontario Public Health Association This guide aims to assist employers when designing workplaces with accessible, well-equipped spaces for employees to breastfeed.

What is the Link Between Business Strategy and Workplace Design?

JLL This article provides recommendations for workplace wellbeing when considering office (re)construction, layout, and design with a focus on human experience, digital drive, continuous innovation, operational experience, and financial performance.

Tackling Childcare - A Guide for Employer-Supported Childcare

International Finance Corporation This report is based on practical insights from 10 companies and provides detailed information on the business case for employer-supported childcare, and how to design and implement a childcare strategy.

Want to Improve Gender Equality at Work? Help Men Take Parental Leave

MERCER This article is based on MERCER’s 2018 “Global Parental Leave Report” and provides an overview of some of its most relevant findings. Additionally, it provides five key areas for employers to consider with regards to men, parental leave, and gender equality.

Making it Work! How to Effectively Manage Maternity Leave Career Transitions: An Employer's Guide

Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling This guide is a comprehensive manual to help employers tailor specific strategies to the needs of their organization and employees as a result of pregnancy, birth, or adoption.

Workflex and Small Business Guide – Big Ideas for Any Size

When Work Works This resource addresses workplace flexibility for small businesses and describes the benefits specific to small organizations in addition to commonly known benefits of work flexibility.

Workflex and Managers Guide – Setting You and Your Team up for Success

When Work Works This resource provides an in-depth review of workplace flexibility targeted specifically towards managers to help them look into flexible work as an opportunity to support employees’ success.

Leveraging Workplace Flexibility for Engagement and Productivity

SHRM Foundation This resource contains an extensive review of workplace flexibility, including the business case, description of a wide variety of workplace flexibility types, and steps for implementing workplace flexibility, among others.

A Manifesto for Change: A Modern Workplace for a Flexible Workforce

Timewise & Deloitte This resource summarizes the need for workplace flexibility and identifies the key demands of the manifesto that can help the workplace adapt a flexible workforce.

Developing a Flexible Working Arrangement Policy

Workplace Gender Equality Agency (Australia) This briefing note provides guidance on the key features of a flexible working arrangements policy. Organizations leading the way in workplace gender equality have in place a policy that specifically supports flexible working arrangements for all employees.

Flexibility Business Case – Building Your Business Case for Flexible Work Through Workforce Metrics

Workplace Gender Equality Agency (Australia) This toolkit aims to help organizations identify the areas where flexibility could positively influence an organization’s productivity and employee engagement.

Flexibility Focus Group Guidance – How to Run an Effective Focus Group on Workplace Flexibility

Workplace Gender Equality Agency (Australia) This document provides guidance on how to run focus groups with your employees on flexibility in your organization (e.g. timing, participants, facilitator, questions, circumstances).

Readiness Assessment – Is Your Organization Ready for a Strategic Approach to Flexibility?

Workplace Gender Equality Agency (Australia) This toolkit provides the framework and practical guide to conducting a systematic diagnosis of “where are we now” – a key input to building your workplace flexibility strategy.

Employee Flexibility Toolkit – How to Negotiate and Manage a Successful Flexible Working Agreement

Workplace Gender Equality Agency (Australia) This toolkit provides information and advice for introducing flexible working arrangements and integrating work practices into an employee’s job.

Manager Flexibility Toolkit – How to Create Successful, Engaged and Productive Flexible Teams

Workplace Gender Equality Agency (Australia) The aim of this toolkit is to provide information and guidance on how to successfully implement flexible working arrangements to maximize the opportunities and benefits that flexibility brings.

Building a Workplace Flexibility Strategy – A Guide to Building an Organization-Wide Approach to Implementing and Managing Workplace Flexibility

Workplace Gender Equality Agency (Australia) This guide provides a holistic frameworkto support a strategic approach to implementing organization-wide workplace flexibility programs.

Catalyst Women on Board – Solving the Boardroom Diversity Challenge Through Sponsorship

Catalyst This is an active sponsorship program for women board candidates to enable women’s advancement on to boards and to enable companies to find and appoint women board candidates.

List of Women's Associations

Women of Influence This website provides a comprehensive list of industry-specific women’s associations in Canada that your organization could partner with to support gender equality efforts.

My Career Toolkit: Professional Associations and Networking Groups

Catalyst Catalyst has created a list of several professional associations and networking groups for women, LGBTQI, visible minorities, and people with disabilities around the world and in Canada.

Employee Resource Groups: Toolkit for Diversity and Inclusion Practitioners

The Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion The Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion created this toolkit to provide practical suggestions and strategies for implementing and managing Employee Resource Groups within companies.

ERLI: Employee Resource Leadership Initiative

Catalyst Catalyst created the Employee Resource Leadership Initiative (ERLI) to engage and connect Employee Resource Group leaders across companies, industries, functions, and regions.

What Men Can Do to Be Better Mentors and Sponsors to Women

Harvard Business Review This article explores the need for companies to develop sponsorship programs to uplift the diverse talent in their organizations.

A Lack of Sponsorship is Keeping Women from Advancing into Leadership

Harvard Business Review This article explores the varying degrees of sponsorship as a tool for executives who are looking to sponsor women, and women who are aiming to advance their careers.

How to Mentor or Sponsor Women Without Sending the Wrong Message

HR Dive This article includes recommendations for mentoring and sponsoring programs to ensure they don’t send the wrong message within the organization.

Mentoring & Sponsoring Starter Kit – Women Need a Network of Champions

Center for Creative Leadership This guide highlights the main responsibilities of mentors, provides brainstorming exercises for both mentors and mentees about their needs, and recommends actions for setting expectations for successful mentoring relationships.

Gender Diversity on Boards in Canada – Recommendations for Accelerating Progress

Catalyst This report was created to help Canadian organizations make progress on achieving gender parity on boards by promoting the adoption of targets.

Board of Directors Playbook

Canadian Gender & Good Governance Alliance The Playbook provides information on common obstacles, the business case of gender diversity on boards, and tools for action in order to address this issue.

Bias in Performance Management Review Process

Cook Ross This resource explains the four domains of bias in performance management: rater bias, self-rater bias, structural bias, and calibration bias.

7 Ways You Might be Overlooking Talent – How Unconcious Bias can Play Out in the Workplace

Center for Creative Leadership This resource lists unconscious biases that negatively impact people’s opportunities to advance in their career and examples of specific actions to fight them.

Textio Hire App

Textico This app has been identified as an effective tool to analyze language in job descriptions to attract a more diverse applicant pool.

Winning the Fight for female Talent - How to Gain Diversity Edge Through Inclusive Recruitment

PwC This study analyzes inclusive recruitment practices from over 300 respondents in 18 different countries and in several sectors.

Workplace Diversity Through Recruitment: A Step-by-Step Guide

Ideal This resource is a guide on how to effectively, fairly, and objectively increase diversity through company recruitment practices.

Paradigm for Parity: A Call to Action for Gender Equality

Paradigm for Parity Coalition “The Toolkit” outlines several steps to improve gender balanced recruitment within a company, including understanding the baseline, improving your intake, and managing with a diversity mindset.

The Guide to Gender Diversity in Employment – Employer's Guide

Atlantic Ministers Responsible for the Status of Women This resource provides a framework for identifying and taking action on a gender diversity strategy for the workplace.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: A Best Practices Guide for Recruitment, Hiring and Retention

Canada Research Chairs This guide provides an extensive list of recommendations to best address areas for improvement in the workplace with regards to recruitment and retention, and different stages within those processes.

Pay Equity for Small Businesses: Three Step Guide to Fairer Pay in your Organization

Workplace Gender Equality Agency (Australia) In this resource, the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (Australia), in collaboration with economic Security4Women, has developed a three-step guide for small businesses to address pay inequity.

Gender Pay Gap Calculator Guide – Technical Guide to Using the WGEA Gender Pay Gap Calculator

Workplace Gender Equality Agency (Australia) This guide outlines how to use the Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s (WGEA) gender pay gap calculator to assist organization in conducting payroll analysis.

Designing an Equitable Remuneration Policy

Workplace Gender Equality Agency (Australia) This information sheet emphasizes the advantages of having a remuneration policy that incorporates gender pay equity components.

Guide to Gender Pay Equity

Workplace Gender Equality Agency (Australia) This document provides step-by-step guidance to understand the gender pay gap, identify gender-related pay gaps within your organization, and establish goals, strategies, and actions to improve gender pay equity.

Interactive Job Comparison Tool for Small Businesses

Ontario Pay Equity Commission This tool enables a small business employer to adapt their specific workplace information required to apply the job-to-job and proportional value comparison methods to determine required adjustments to wages.

E-Learning Modules: Pay Equity for Small Businesses

Ontario Pay Equity Commission These 15 educational modules take a user through each aspect of the pay equity process and include detailed explanations of technical terms used in pay equity.

Pay Equity Plan Samples

Ontario Pay Equity Commission This resource provides access to pay equity plan samples for job-to-job and proportional value comparison methods.

Proportional Value: Regression Analysis

Ontario Pay Equity Commission This resource provides tools and calculators to apply the proportional method of job comparison through regression analysis.

Step by Step to Pay Equity – Mini-Kit

Ontario Pay Equity Commission This kit sets out the basic steps for achieving pay equity under the Act for private sector employers.

A Guide to Interpreting Ontario's Pay Equity Act

Ontario Pay Equity Commission This guide gives an overview of the minimum requirements of the Pay Equity Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P7 (as amended), as interpreted by the Pay Equity Office.

Pay Equity Act Backgrounder

Employment and Social Development Canada This backgrounder provides an outline of the requirements for pay equity under the Pay Equity Act (2018) and its regulations. The new law applies to the federal public service, Crown agencies, and to private sector, federally regulated employers with 10 or more employees.

Pay Equity Information Guide

Government of Canada This guide provides information on the steps to achieving pay equity, explaining the four factors used to assess the value of work (skill, effort, responsibility, and working conditions).

An Overview of Pay Equity in Various Canadian Jurisdictions

Ontario Pay Equity Commission This document provides an overview of pay equity legislation and statutory mechanisms addressing gender wage discrimination enacted by the Canadian government and provincial governments.

Communicating Your Gender Pay Gap

AON This report aims to help companies effectively communicate and disclose their gender wage gap by describing an action plan and demonstrating a real commitment to act.

Gender Inclusive Language Guidelines – Promoting Gender Equality Through the Use of Language

UN Women This UN Women resource provides guidance on how to use gender-responsive language in communications, outlining strategies that can be adopted to encourage gender equality through language.

Diversity Primer - Communications and Marketing

Diversity Best Practice This guide outlines why communication is integral when developing, implementing, and overseeing a diversity and inclusion program.

Gender Mainstreaming – Institutional Transformation

European Institute for Gender Equality This toolkit provides a 13-step guide to institutional transformation on gender, with step seven focusing on communication.

Gender Equality Strategy Guide: Embed and Communicate the Strategy

Workplace Gender Equality Agency (Australia) This guide provides organizations with guidance and recommendations about how to communicate a gender equality strategy to stakeholders.

Support for Trans Employees: A Guide for Employees and Managers

Public Services and Procurement Canada This resource provides guidance for employees and managers on how to provide a safe, respectful, and inclusive work environment for transgender and gender variant employees.

The Intercultural Development Inventory

Intercultural Development Inventory The Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) is an assessment that organizations can use to measure the intercultural competence within their workplaces.

Women of Colour in the Workplace Toolkit

European Network Against Racism This toolkit explores the barriers for women of colour in employment as well as the solutions towards an intersectional approach to diversity management.

Intersectionality Toolkit

International LGBTQ Youth and Student Organization This toolkit was designed to provide more information on intersectionality to organizations and activists, and to explore practices that improve inclusiveness.

Intersectionality and the Implications for Workplace Gender Equity

The Rotman Institute for Gender and the Economy Produced by the Rotman Institute for Gender and the Economy, this research brief describes what intersectionality is, and why it is important to approach workplace policies from an intersectional perspective.

Developing a Workplace Accomodation Policy

Canadian Human Rights Commission This resource, developed by the Canadian Human Rights Commission, includes a drafted template of a workplace accommodation policy to help employers seeking to develop a policy for their organization.

A Guide for Business: How to Develop a Human Rights Policy

United Nations Global Compact This resource provides a comprehensive outline on how to develop a human rights policy to help an organization express its commitment to respect internationally recognized human rights standards.

Provincial & Territorial Human Rights Agencies

Canadian Human Rights Commission This resource provides a comprehensive list of provincial and territorial human rights agencies (including commissions and tribunals) across Canada.

An Intersectional Approach to Discrimination: Addressing Multiple Grounds in Human Rights Claims

Ontario Human Rights Commission This resource includes a Canadian-based framework for a contextualized intersectional approach to analyzing discrimination in multiple grounds complaints.

Gender Based Analysis Plus (GBA+)

Status of Women Canada GBA+ is an analytical tool that considers identity factors such as sex, gender race, ethnicity, religion, age, and mental or physical disability. The “plus” in GBA+ acknowledges that GBA goes beyond biological (sex) and socio-cultural (gender) differences.

Men as Allies: Engaging Men to Advance Women in the Workplace

Bentley University Centre for Women and Business This report provides an overview on the topic of men as allies in the advancement of gender equality in the workplace.

MARC Leaders Program: Engaging Men as Champions

Catalyst MARC Leaders is an immersive program focused on engaging men as change agents who lead efforts to bring greater diversity to the workplace.

Gender Mainstreaming – Gender Awareness Raising

European Institute for Gender Equality This tool outlines the requirements for gender mainstreaming initiatives to be effective in increasing general sensitivity and awareness of gender (in)equality). Gender awareness aims at increasing general sensitivity, understanding, and knowledge about gender (in)equality.

Gender Equality Training: Gender Mainstreaming Toolkit

European Institute for Gender Equality This toolkit provides participants with relevant knowledge, skills, and values that allow them to contribute to the effective implementation of gender equality strategies.

Gender Inclusion & Diversity Toolkit - WIM

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters This toolkit was written specifically for manufacturers in Canada and provides a set of practical tools to build awareness and engagement regarding gender inclusion and diversity.

Flip the Script

Catalyst This resource contains several infographics for using the correct language and wording in different areas to avoid reinforcing negative gender stereotypes in workplace culture.

CatalystX Online Courses

Catalyst Catalyst provides online training through its EdX, non-profit learning platform for which employees can earn a Verified Certificate for a fee or audit for free

UN Women Training Centre

UN Women UN Women provides training courses, gender equality training resources, and assistance for developing courses and training programs.

Gender Equality Capacity Assessment Tool

UN Women This UN Women’s assessment tool enables a business to assess employees’ understanding, knowledge, and skills regarding gender equality, women’s empowerment, and the organization’s gender architecture

Five Ways to Enhance Board Oversight Culture

EY This resource was developed for board members in recognition that culture is a growing priority in the boardroom. The board is responsible for holding management accountable for the correlation between culture and business strategy

Is Your Organizational Culture Holding Women Back in the Workplace?

Forbes This article discusses how in some cases, diversity and inclusion programs and quotas fail to lead to organizational change because the company culture has not changed.

The Design of Everyday Men – A New Lens for Gender Equality Progress

Deloitte This research study looks at the perspective of men in order to advance gender equality in leadership. The study provides insight on the different experiences that men – and all genders – experience in today’s corporate culture.

The Barbershop Toolbox – Mobilizing Men and Boys for Gender Equality

HeForShe The Toolbox provides resources for a “Facilitator” – a male ambassador for the HeForShe program – to start the gender equality discussion among male coworkers

The Design of Everyday Men – A New Lens for Gender Equality Progress

Deloitte This research study looks at the perspective of men in order to advance gender equality in leadership. The study provides insight on the different experiences that men – and all genders – experience in today’s corporate culture.

Actions Men Can Take to Create an Inclusive Workplace

Catalyst In this Catalyst listed actions, men can take to develop capacities as agents of change and as influential role models to male peers

How Managers Can Make Casual Networking Events More Inclusive

Harvard Business Review This article outlines recommendations to address the lack of inclusion in casual networking events in the workplace or outside business hours.

Women and the Future of Work

Catalyst Catalyst’s research demonstrates that leaders who attempt to implement a more integrated view of diversity, equity, and inclusion are able to establish the foundation for a more innovative and collaborative workforce.

Getting to Equal 2020: The Hidden Value of Culture Makers

Accenture In this report, Accenture describes the importance of understanding how employees perceive the level of inclusivity within their organizations.

6 Steps for Building an Inclusive Workplace

Society for Human Resources Management This resource is aimed at HR professionals and discusses how successful diversity and inclusion requires a workplace culture where everyone is valued and heard

Diversity and Inclusion Councils – Toolkit for Diversity and Inclusion Practitioners

Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion This toolkit provides insight about how to establish a properly structured diversity and inclusion council in an organization.

Outcomes Over Optics: Building Inclusive Organizations

Deloitte The goal of this resource is to start a conversation about moving from optics to outcomes by sharing best practices from a variety of Canadian businesses to move inclusivity forward.

Manager Guide to Gender Diversity: Plan and Implement Successful Gender Diversity Projects

German Cooperation This guide provides an overview of how companies can better tap into the female talent pool. It aims to inspire senior corporate leaders introducing or expanding Gender Diversity Management within their companies.

Developing a Workplace Gender Equality Policy

Workplace Gender Equality Agency (Australia) This guide describes what a gender equality policy is, why workplaces should have one, the key characteristics of this policy, and frameworks to measure objectives

Building Inclusion: An Evidence-Based Model of Inclusive Leadership

Diversity Council Australia Inclusive leadership refers to capabilities such as mindsets, knowledge, skills, and behaviours that leaders possess and that make their organizations inclusive.

A CEO's Guide to Gender Equality

McKinsey & Company This guide synthesizes the research on how CEOs can forward gender equality in their company.

How CEOs Can Put Gender Balance on the Agenda at Their Companies

Harvard Business Review This report highlights the importance of developing an inclusive team culture, emphasizing the role of managers in encouraging a collaborative workplace through inclusive leadership practices and behaviour.

Are You an Inclusive Leader?

Catalyst This quiz allows leaders to gain a better understanding of their progress and performance in inclusive leadership. After completing the quiz, leaders can use the results to see how well they’re doing and make changes to their leadership style, if necessary. According to Catalyst, inclusive leadership is about supporting a team and making employees feel included and valued for their unique perspectives and skills. This ultimately develops better team engagement and boosts overall organizational performance.

Getting Real about Inclusive Leadership – Why Change Starts with You

Catalyst This report highlights the importance of developing an inclusive team culture, emphasizing the role of managers in encouraging a collaborative workplace through inclusive leadership practices and behaviour.

The Diversity and Inclusion Revolution: Eight Powerful Truths

Deloitte This article was developed to help business leaders close the gap between aspiration and reality in terms of achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace culture.

The Six Signature Traits of Inclusive Leadership – Thriving in a Diverse New World

Deloitte This report describes six key traits of inclusive leadership that prepare leaders for today’s business environment of diverse markets, customers, ideas, and talent.

CEO Blueprint – How to Build and Lead Gender-Balanced Organizations

Canadian Gender and Good Governance Alliance This Blueprint provides a starting point for CEOs once they understand the importance of gender balance to build a vision, structuring and mobilizing management teams, and focusing on gender diversity initiatives.