Courtney Graham is a midwife who has been practicing for four years in downtown Toronto. She believes pay equity is about respect.
A landmark decision on pay equity will be released on September 24, 2018, by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.
Disha Alam is a midwife who has been practicing for three years in West Toronto. She says her job is extremely rewarding because of the gratitude and appreciation she receives from her patients.
Midwives around the world are awaiting Ontario’s pay equity decision. It will be a landmark decision and a precedent-setting case that may change how workers in female-dominated professions worldwide are compensated.
Katrina Kilroy is the president of the Canadian Association of Midwives. She has worked as a midwife for about 27 years. She says midwives around the world are eagerly watching Ontario's pay equity case.
When Ontario's midwives went looking for a champion to take on their pay equity case, there was one woman who rose to the top of the list. Mary Cornish won the Order of Canada and fought to create Ontario's Pay Equity Act. She has won fair pay for hundreds of thousands of women workers. Now she's fighting for justice for Ontario's Midwives.