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The Coalition

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

– Margaret Mead

The New Brunswick Coalition for Pay Equity is a group of individuals and organizations that pursues and ensures the realization of the right to pay equity and to just conditions of work for women. To that end, the Coalition engages in communication, education, research, advocacy for the adoption and the implementation of adequate legislation, as well as public policy dialogue and development.

Our priorities for the next year? 

Goal 1. Achieving pay equity in the public and private sectors

  • Private Sector: We advocate for pay equity legislation for the private sector by working with, and urging all political parties, to adopt a law NOW.
  • Public Sector: We monitor the implementation of the Pay Equity Act, 2009 and advocate for the extension of the law as well as the adoption of maintenance regulation.
  • Childcare and Community Caregiving Sector: We promote and advocate for pay equity, better working conditions, and public investments to reach pay equity wages in the sector.


  • At the federal level: We take part in national efforts for the federal law on pay equity to be implemented as soon as possible.

Goal 2. Raise awareness among New Brunswickers and increase their engagement

  • We continue to raise the awareness of the population about the importance of pay equity. 
  • We foster the participation of the public and of organizations in promotion and advocating for pay equity.

Follow us on social media through the handle @equiteNBequity!

Check out the list of our latest achievements and future projects for more information.

Together, we can achieve equal and fair pay for all!

As of July 2019, the Coalition has over 800 individual members as well as the following 88 member organizations including labour unions as well as community, municipal and faith-based organizations:

A glimpse of organizations working on pay equity here and abroad

We are not alone! Many organizationsnot-for-profit and governmentalare working on pay equity. Here are links to some of them.

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