Grant on Advancing Gender Equality

Efforts to shatter the glass ceiling and empower women leaders in the health care sector received a major thumbs up. CCHL and CHLNet, working with the University of Ottawa Telfer School of Management, CFHI and the Centre for Research and Education on Women and Work, received $400,000 to advance gender equality in health care, health sciences and indigenous health. The funding was awarded by Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef as part of the Canada 150 project grants. The team’s project, Empowering Women Leaders in Health (eWoLIH), aims to transform the health care (led by CHLNet’s co-chair Dr. Gillian Kernaghan), health sciences and indigenous health system by increasing participation, visibility and advancement of women in leadership positions. The project, which will begin in Ottawa, Toronto and London, will first identify the unique systemic barriers limiting women’s participation in leadership roles. Working with partners, the team will develop and put in practice a set of action tools and resources and promote measures to remove these barriers.

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