At North Toronto BPW, our goal is simple yet powerful: to improve the economic, political, social, and employment conditions for women in Canada. We believe that empowering women is not only beneficial for businesses but also for our community as a whole. That’s why we work tirelessly to educate, promote, and empower women, not just in our local community but also throughout Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.
As part of a network of BPW clubs across Ontario, Canada, and beyond, we advocate for the betterment of women and families. We actively seek positive change by engaging in advocacy, organizing community events, fostering networking opportunities, and collaborating with like-minded organizations.
One of the ways we drive change is through the development and presentation of resolutions to the provincial and national governments. These resolutions are created at our club level, thoroughly examined, and then voted on at either the annual BPW Ontario Conference or the annual BPW Canada AGM/Convention. Once approved, these resolutions are succinctly presented to relevant government agencies in a brief format, ensuring that our voices and concerns are heard.
By working together and taking action, we make a tangible difference in the lives of women. We believe that empowering women has a ripple effect, positively impacting families, businesses, and communities. Join us in our journey as we strive for equality and create a better future for all women.
At BPW North Toronto, we are committed to advocating for women’s rights and influencing positive change in our community. One of the ways we achieve this is through the creation of briefs, which are documents that outline our resolutions and directives for action.
When resolutions are passed at our Provincial Conference or National Convention, we consolidate the approved directives into a written brief. These briefs are then submitted to various government ministries, as well as leaders of opposition parties, urging them to take necessary actions. Additionally, we share copies of the briefs with our Club Presidents, empowering them to issue press releases and arrange meetings with their local representatives, such as Members of Provincial Parliament (MPP) or Members of Federal Parliament (MP).
We actively seek opportunities to meet with the ministries and decision-makers responsible for implementing the resolutions outlined in our briefs. These meetings not only strengthen our relationships with key decision-makers but also allow us to emphasize the importance and relevance of our resolutions. We keep our members informed about these meetings and correspondence through emails, routine mailings, annual reports, and our website.
If you’re interested in exploring some of the BPW briefs, you can visit the following website: BPW Ontario Briefs. There, you’ll find a collection of briefs that highlight our advocacy efforts and the issues we address. Feel free to browse through them to gain a deeper understanding of our work and the impact we strive to make.
"A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for others."
Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs)
We are proud supporters of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), an initiative by UN Women and UN Global Compact. Our goal is to promote and integrate these principles into all aspects of Canadian life, including small businesses, government, and civil society.
Equal Pay Day
We are passionate about advocating for equal pay for women, and we want to raise awareness about Equal Pay Day.
Sustainable Development Goals
“On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at a historic UN Summit — officially came into force. Over the next fifteen years, with these new Goals that universally apply to all, countries will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind.”