Resetting Normal: Funding a Thriving Women’s Sector

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives collaborated with the Canadian Women’s Foundation, Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN), and Dr. Kathleen Lahey to prepare a new series: Resetting Normal.

The first report, Funding a Thriving Women’s Sector, lays out the extraordinary challenges facing women-serving agencies and gender-equity groups to meet rising demands, undermined by a deeply flawed funding model and decades of government imposed austerity.

For additional resources related to this report, visit the Canadian Women's Foundation website.

The second report, Women, Decent Work and Canada's Fractured Care Economy, examines how economic recovery planning provides an opportunity to eliminate gender bias in economic thinking and public policy that has neglected the value of social infrastructure, and instead promoted austerity and deregulation.  

The final report, Recovery through Equalityoutlines how women are being pushed out of paid work at historic rates due to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially those in precarious jobs and those who have to sacrifice paid hours for unpaid child and elder care. The report outlines two key approaches to developing an inclusive action plan for women in the economy, centering marginalized women and focusing on initiatives in fragile women-majority sectors–many of them undervalued care sectors–can provide women with the broadest and deepest pandemic economic recovery.