Why it’s critical we use gender-transformative approaches for the health workforce in Canada.
Despite their numbers, women’s participation in the health sector is highly stratified. Women are less visible in leadership positions in health care. They lead fewer than 30 per cent of hospitals and other healthcare organizations. This is even lower in the more prestigious research intensive teaching hospitals. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Sometimes an issue can be so pervasive that it is rendered nearly invisible. Take, for instance, the gender of the health workforce.
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Apologizing for 'tensions' that became public over the last months, Julie Payette said that 'we all experience things differently, but we should always strive to do better, and be attentive to one another’s perceptions.'
He faced potential expulsion last year during the leadership race over comments he made that appeared to question whether chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam, who is of Asian descent, was a pawn of China.
'I hope that intelligence and security officials in Canada learned after what they saw in the U.S. and can make sure something like that does not happen here,' says Ottawa-turned-Washington correspondent Richard Madan.