Girls and Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

(Disponible en français: Les filles et les femmes dans les domaines de la science, de la technologie, du génie et des mathématiques) In recognition of International Day of the Girl, celebrated each year on October 11th, this HillNote explores the participation of girls and women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, commonly…

Gender-based Analysis Plus in Canada

(Disponible en français  : L’analyse comparative entre les sexes plus au Canada) From 29 May to 2 June 2017, the Government of Canada will hold its 6th annual Gender-based Analysis Plus Awareness Week. The Government of Canada uses Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) to examine the impact of legislation, policies, programs and budgetary measures on diverse…

Official languages: modernizing the regulatory framework

(Disponible en français : Les langues officielles : vers une modernisation du cadre réglementaire) Renewed focus on the offer of services in French across Canada Clearly the past 15 months saw an unprecedented renewal of focus on the offer of French-language services across Canada. In October 2015, for the first time in its history, the…

Violence Against Women in Canada: The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

(Disponible en français: La violence faite aux femmes au Canada : la Journée nationale de commémoration et d’action contre la violence faite aux femmes) Note: This publication was updated in December, 2017: Update — Violence Against Women in Canada: The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women The National Day of Remembrance…

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The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples – Moving Forward

(Disponible en français : La Déclaration des Nations Unies sur les droits des peuples autochtones – Allons de l’avant) Following 25 years of negotiations, in a landmark vote of the United Nations General Assembly on 13 September 2007, 143 countries voted to adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. For many…

Picture of the Canadian mosaic

Diversity in Canada: Evolving patterns in immigration

(Disponible en français : La diversité au Canada : évolution des tendances en matière d’immigration) Immigration has played an increasingly critical role in the shaping of Canada’s population. A variety of factors, including policy developments, have led to important changes in the composition of the immigrant population over time. As a result, the nation’s linguistic…

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Changes in the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Sector

(Disponible en français : Évolution du secteur canadien des télécommunications sans fil) In 1993, the last year there was a major revision of the Telecommunications Act, telecommunications consisted mostly of voice communication over landlines. At that time, revenue for wireless communications amounted to just over 6% of the revenue for landline (or wireline) communications; today,…