Canada's Feminist Response and Recovery Summit

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8 Mar 2021 - 1:00am to 9 Mar 2021 - 5:30am
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Government of Canada

Canada's Feminist Response and Recovery Summit

COVID-19 is the most serious public health crisis Canada has ever faced. It has laid bare fundamental gaps in our society and disproportionately impacted those who were already marginalized, vulnerable or struggling. Women have been on the front lines of this crisis, facing steep job losses and taking on more unpaid work. Women also represent the majority of essential workers on the front lines of the fight against COVID.

The Canada’s Feminist Response and Recovery Summit will bring together politicians, experts, feminist leaders and those with lived experience to examine how COVID-19 is impacting the lives of women in Canada. It will focus on the steps that governments, civil society and all Canadians can take to ensure an inclusive recovery by advancing gender equality.

Over two days, you will learn about key issues facing women impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including Black and racialized women, Indigenous women; women with disabilities; LGBTQ2 individuals; senior women; women in rural and remote areas; immigrant and newcomer women; and young women. The online summit will look at issues faced by women’s and equality-seeking organizations.


Registration deadline is Thursday, March 4, 2021.

Registration is limited to 1000 participants. 

You will be sent a registration confirmation once you have registered.  A follow-up email will be sent to you with meeting credentials prior to the event. Please contact us if you do not receive the auto-confirmation and/or meeting credentials.

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Through presentations and interactive sessions, you will:

  • Learn and discuss how COVID-19 and related public health measures are impacting women and the women’s and equality-seeking sectors.
  • Be part of engaging discussions on the role of child care, good jobs, and other initiatives in Canada’s inclusive recovery.
  • Examine how, done right, our response and recovery can help advance gender equality and grow the economy over the long term.

Program at a Glance

Full program coming soon!

Over two days, participants to Canada’s Feminist Response and Recovery Summit will examine key issues facing women affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program consists of both plenary and breakout sessions. Please pre-register for breakout sessions through the registration form.