Gender Wage Gap Grant Program - Call for Proposals


Pay Equity Commission of Ontario


Gender Wage Gap Grant Program



The Gender Wage Gap Grant Program (GWGGP) is intended to advance actions to promote equality between women and men that support efforts to close Ontario’s gender wage gap. This call for proposals supports the Government’s priority of economic growth by adding to our understanding of the gender wage gap and how the earning potential of Ontario’s working women can be maximized. This in turn benefits working families, the labour force in general and overall economic productivity. 

Program overview

Please note that this information is provided as an overview only, interested applicants should review the Guidelines carefully for more information and eligibility requirements.

In this context, two specific priority areas have been identified:

1) Actions/Research exploring gender wage gap and pay equity issues for members of racial and ethnic minorities, immigrants and youth.

2) Actions/Research exploring compensation issues and gender inequality in Ontario’s emerging workplace conditions.


Ontario publicly funded Universities

Funding Availability

The total amount of funding for this grant program is $50,000.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

April 11, 2017 - March 31, 2018


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Please submit OR-5 form and application to the Office of Research -

External Deadline

Completed applications and any supporting documents as applicable may be submitted via email or mail.  Please consult the Application Requirements and Program Guidelines for submission details.

How to Apply

Please see the Application Requirements document for application information and requirements. There is no application form. Applications may be submitted in Word, PDF or Excel formats.

Program documents

Completed applications and any supporting documents as applicable may be submitted via email or mail:


​Attn: Gender Wage Gap Grant Program
Pay Equity Office
180 Dundas Street West, Suite 300
Toronto, ON M7A 2S6​​​

The Pay Equity Office will acknowledge receipt of all applications by e-mail. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement by May 29, 2017, please contact us at:

Information For Co-applicants

If you need to meet a deadline set by the lead institution for this opportunity, please ensure that you provide the Office of Research with at least five days in advance of the lead institution’s deadline to review the application, or your proposed component of the project. Please be in touch with the Office of Research (contact information below) ahead of the deadline if it looks like it will be difficult for you to submit all the required documentation on time (i.e. budget, proposal, OR-5 Form).

For Questions, please contact


Telephone: 416-314-1896 
Toll Free: 1-800-387-8813
TTY: 416-212-3991
TTY Toll Free: 1-855-253-8333

Office of Research

Linda McCorkindale, Contracts Officer
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x56257

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