Kate McInturff is a Senior Researcher at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. She is the director of the CCPA's initiative on gender equality and public policy, Making Women Count, and is an ongoing contributor to the Alternative Federal Budget.
Kate is the past Executive Director of FAFIA and currently sits on the UN Advisory Group on Inequalities in the Post-MDG Framework and the Coordinating Committee of SocialWatch. Kate received her doctoral degree from the University of British Columbia in 2000.
Industry Expertise (5)
Areas of Expertise (5)
Budget and Tax Policy
The University of British Columbia: Ph.D. 2000
University of Washington: B.A. 1990
Media Appearances (6)
Budget 2016: Not enough Real Change™ for women
Justin Trudeau may call himself a feminist, but as far as women go, his government’s first budget falls short.
Leaning In and Reaching Out: Paving the Way for the Next Generation of Women Leaders
Canadian Women's Foundation Blog online
Symbols count. They are a powerful force in the slow contest to change attitudes and expectations. When the newly elected liberal government announced they would have equal numbers of women and men in Cabinet, it reset the world of the possible for women in politics in Canada.
No free feminist lunch, Mr. Prime Minister
Prime Minister Trudeau declared himself a feminist on the global stage last week. I applaud him. He appointed a gender-equal cabinet. An important symbolic gesture. Because it was 2015.
For women, life is better in Victoria, Gatineau, Quebec City, Montreal, new study says
"This was a way to draw attention to the gender gap," said study author Kate McInturff, who based her research on Statistics Canada survey data ...
Where Are All the Women on Canada's 100 Top CEOs List?
Huffington Post online
Imagine finding $7.96 million in your stocking on Christmas morning. For Canada's top 100 CEOs, that happy day has arrived. These 100 Canadians earn more than 99.9 per cent of the working population of Canada. But if you are woman, odds are you are not on that lovely list. Not now, not ever.
Gender Equality in Canada
The Hill Times holds an International Women’s Day discussion on gender equality featuring Kathleen Monk (former executive director of the Broadbent Institute), Brittany Lambert (Oxfam Canada), Kate McInturff (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives), Nancy Peckford (National Spokesperson, Equal Voice) and Anita Vandenbeld (Liberal MP, Ottawa West-Nepean)
Making Women Count: The Unequal Economics of Women’s WorkCanadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
2016 This study, co-published by CCPA and Oxfam Canada, looks at how women in Canada and around the world are affected by rising inequality, including the burden of unpaid work, the undervaluing of work in predominantly female fields, and the unspoken social norms that see men offered higher wages and rates of promotion than women ...
The Best and Worst Places to Be a Woman in Canada 2015: The Gender Gap in Canada's 25 Biggest CitiesCanadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
2015 This study ranks Canada’s 25 largest metropolitan areas based on a comparison of how men and women are faring in five areas: economic security, leadership, health, personal security, and education. It is intended to provide an annual measure of the gaps that exist between men and women in communities across Canada and serve as a reminder that, with the right choices and policies, these gaps can be closed. According to the ranking, Victoria is the best city to be a woman and Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo is the worst.
Time to Grow Up: Family Policies for the Way We Live NowCanadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
2015 This study finds the current federal government's approach to family policy is falling short of the needs of parents. It makes the case for access to affordable childcare, improved leave for fathers, and tax policies that level the playing field in order to improve the quality of family life in Canada. The study also provides an analysis of the cost and distributional impact of income splitting for families with children under 18.
Progress on Women’s Rights: Missing in ActionCanadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
2014 This report reviews Canada’s implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, and finds that while progress has been made in access to education, it also highlights the areas where inequality has persisted and worsened—particularly in terms of violence against women, political representation, economic security, access to social services, and the additional barriers to equality faced by Aboriginal women and girls, racialized women, women with disabilities and women from sexual minorities.
Narrowing the Gap: The Difference That Public Sector Wages MakeCanadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
2014 This study compares the wages of full-time public and private sector workers and finds significant gaps in the wages of women, aboriginal workers, and visible minority workers—and that those gaps are bigger in the private sector in every instance.