Representation & Leadership

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Significant Progress

Women have been at the forefront of Canada’s COVID-19 response. Female federal ministers in key portfolios like Finance, Health and Procurement helped to steer the country through the crisis.


Six out of the 13 provincial and territorial Chief Medical Officers in Canada identified as female; those with female leaders were most successful in flattening the COVID-19 curve.


— Maryam Monsef, Minister of Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, 2021

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