2011 Annual General Meeting - Equality. It is so simple, why is it so hard?


Equality. It is so simple, why is it so hard?

Canada has witnessed an alarming growth in inequality in recent years. Our guest speaker, Armine Yalnizyan, award-winning Senior Economist at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, social justice activist and writer, spoke eloquently about the Canadian dimensions of inequality. Exploring the implications and difficult truths of this growing divide, Armine led us to a discussion on what we can do about it.

We know we can learn so much from the ideas and energy of the people we work with in other countries. So Inter Pares' Nadia Faucher, just back from visiting our counterparts in Peru, inspired us with stories about Peruvian women's courageous struggle for a more just society for all.

Armine Yalnizyan
Senior Economist, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Armine Yalnizyan is one of Canada's leading progressive economists. With over 20 years of experience analyzing trends in labour markets, government budgets and social policies, she is an outspoken commentator on trends in inequality. She is a senior economist at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and a regular contributor to the Globe and Mail's on-line business feature, Economy Lab.

Watch her presentation.

Nadia Faucher
Latin America Program Manager, Inter Pares

Nadia supports the work of Inter Pares in Latin America, particularly in Colombia and Peru. She has worked and lived in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. She works with Ottawa-based women's centres offering services to women subjected to sexual violence.

Watch her presentation.