Catalyst has been covering the unique concerns of Canadian women in business since 1998, with the report Closing the Gap: Women’s Advancement in Corporate and Professional Canada. In 2000, Catalyst made a major commitment to bringing its mission to Canada by formally establishing Catalyst Canada and opening its Toronto office. Catalyst Canada is dedicated to creating opportunities for women and business in Canada.
Meeting Your Needs
Today, Catalyst Canada is a front-line advocate for the advancement of women. With over 130 leading companies as members, Catalyst Canada has built a powerful network of champions in the Canadian business community. Our efforts have expanded to include:
Continuous research that speaks to the unique Canadian business context, including the biannual 2011 Catalyst Census: FP500 Women Board Directors and the 2012 Catalyst Census: Financial Post 500 Women Senior Officers and Top Earners.
Events that provide forums for professional women and men to network and learn from Catalyst research and the experiences of others.
An increased presence in Canada, including events, consulting, research staff and member support.
Celebrating and Challenging
The Catalyst Canada Honours recognizes individual champions of women in business in Canada. The conference and dinner celebrate our progress and offer the opportunity to discuss the next steps for advancing diversity and inclusion in Canadian business.
The Catalyst Accord was launched with the goal of increasing the overall percentage of women board directors among Financial Post 500 companies, in recognition of the fact that women leaders are essential to business success. The Catalyst Canada Advisory Board supports the efforts of signatories by identifying board-ready women executives.