About Catalyst Canada

Catalyst Canada is the leading nonprofit research and advocacy organization dedicated to accelerating progress for women through workplace inclusion in Canada. Established in 2000, Catalyst Canada addresses the unique concerns of Canadian women in business through research, education, and events. The Catalyst Canada Honours annually recognizes individual champions of women in business. The Catalyst Accord 2022 is a call to action for corporate Canada to increase the representation of women on their boards and in executive positions.

Save the Date – October 15, 2018.

The Catalyst Canada Honours annually recognizes exceptional role models for accelerating progress for women through workplace inclusion. Since 2010, 36 outstanding individuals have been honoured as Champions, representing the gold standard for leadership in corporate Canada.

The Conference invites Canada's most powerful leaders as well as experts in HR and diversity and inclusion to work together to build workplaces that work for women. It's a great way to learn more about D&I and to network with other professionals who share your passion for equality. Learn more about this year's conference.

Come to our Catalyst Canada Honours Dinner for the celebration, and leave with inspiration! Over 600 senior business leaders gather to recognize and celebrate the year's Champions of inclusive leadership. And you could be one of them. Reserve your table now.

Stay tuned! The 2018 Catalyst Canada Honours Champions and Emerging Leaders will be announced in June.

Congratulations to the 2017 Catalyst Canada Honours Champions:

Company/Firm Leaders

Business Leaders

Emerging Leader

November 6, 2017 in Toronto was our annual Catalyst Canada Honours Conference and Dinner celebrating the outstanding achievements of the 2017 Catalyst Canada Honours Champions as role models for inclusive leadership in Corporate Canada. 

Catalyst Canada Honours Conference 2017 Retrospective

Catalyst Canada Honours Dinner 2017 Retrospective

Catalyst Accord

The Catalyst Accord 2022 calls on Canadian boards and CEOs to pledge to accelerate the advancement of women in business.

Accord signatories pledge to take the following actions:

  1. Increase the average percentage of women on boards and women in executive positions in corporate Canada to 30% or greater by 2022.

  2. Share key metrics with Catalyst for annual benchmarking of our collective progress.

For more information about how your company can join, please contact [email protected]

Catalyst Canada Proudly Joins the Canadian Gender and Good Governance Alliance

The Canadian Gender and Good Governance Alliance (CGGGA) is an unprecedented partnership of the leading not-for-profit organizations focused on research, advocacy and education in the areas of governance and gender diversity. The Alliance aims to amplify and coordinate efforts to increase gender parity on boards and in executive positions, and contribute to public policy as an advisor for the governments and regulators. The first joint initiative is the creation of this Directors’ Playbook, which presents a curation of practical tools that organizations can use to achieve gender balance on boards through deliberate action.