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Ontario Celebrates National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week in Canada runs from April 6 to 12.

During this week, Ontario honours volunteers who have donated their time and energy to make their communities stronger.

We take this time to thank all the women and girls in Ontario for their contributions to improving the lives of others.

National Victims of Crime Awareness Week

April 6–12 is National Victims of Crime Awareness Week.

Learn more.

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Women on Boards

Ontario Securities Commission recommendations

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) asks for public comment on its recommendations designed to increase the number of women in high-ranking positions.

Deadline: April 16, 2014.


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Are You in Crisis?
Call the Assaulted Women's Helpline
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Femaide
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Refundable Tax Credit Calculator based on the 2013 Tax Return

Major Initiatives

OWD 30th Anniversary

OWD 30th Anniversary

October is Women’s History Month, and 2013 marks the Ontario Women’s Directorate 30th anniversary! Join us in celebrating, remembering and looking forward.

OWD has played an important role in effecting and influencing change for women in Ontario. See an interactive timeline highlighting our shared past.

Learn more about Women’s History Month and the contributions of women to Ontario’s rich history.

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