The Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough’s newly released Vital Signs report highlights the need to advance gender equality in our community.

The Kawartha World Issues Centre received a grant from the Foundation last year to conduct research into how our region is fairing on the issue of gender equity. Gender equality is foundational for social justice and healthy, prosperous, and safe communities.

The subsequent report, Vital Focus: Gender Equality, highlights some of the ways local women and gender diverse individuals have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic, and how many are being left behind when it comes to accessing services and supports.

The Vital Signs report, and grants to organizations like KWIC, are ways in which the Community Foundation spotlights those voices.

Read the full report here: Vital Focus: Gender Equality