By the numbers - International Woman's Day

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By the numbers: Woman`s Day
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Women in Canada

18,911,177 - The estimated number of women of all ages in Canada on July 1, 2019

Source: Population estimates on July 1, by age and sex.


19.9% - The percentage of women on boards of directors in Canada

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 33-10-0218-01 Representation of men and women on boards of directors, 2017.


1 in 7 - The number of women in the Canadian Armed Forces

Source: Canadian Armed Forces Health Survey, 2019.


54% - Women represented the majority of caregivers in Canada, in 2018

Note: Caregivers are defined as individuals aged 15 years and older who provide help or care to a family member or a friend with a long-term health condition, a physical or mental disability, or problems related to aging.

Source: Statistics Canada, General Social Survey (Caregiving and Care Receiving), 2018.