Minister's Message

I am pleased to present Status of Women Canada’s Departmental Performance Report for 2014-15.

Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women

Status of Women Canada acts as a catalyst, knowledge broker, and centre of excellence on issues related to gender equality. In 2014-15, the Agency supported initiatives focused on three priorities: increasing women's economic security and prosperity; promoting women in leadership and decision-making roles; and ending violence against women and girls.

The Government of Canada recognizes that public policies affect men and women differently and that we must work to ensure that federal departments conduct meaningful gender-based analysis as decisions are made.

The Government also recognizes the importance of engaging with partners, stakeholders and Canadians more generally. Through the work of Status of Women Canada, Canadians have been and will continue to be engaged in unique events and social media outreach to commemorate important dates related to women’s equality.

For far too many Canadians – overwhelmingly women – sexual violence, sexual harassment, and intimate partner violence continue to be real threats. Promoting gender equality and achieving meaningful change for women's lives is a priority for the Government of Canada. If each of us takes action, we can help make Canada safer, more respectful and supportive – not just for women and girls – but for all Canadians. Status of Women Canada will take action and exercise its leadership towards achieving this goal.

The Honourable Patty Hajdu, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Status of Women

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