I call this meeting to order.
Welcome to meeting number four of the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women.
Today's meeting is taking place in hybrid format, pursuant to the House order of September 23, 2020. The proceedings will be made available via the House of Commons website. The webcast will always show the person speaking rather than the entirety of the committee.
With regard to the speaking list, the clerk and I will do the best we can to maintain a consolidated order of speaking for all members, whether they are appearing virtually or in person.
I would ask committee members as well to join the meetings 15 minutes early in the future so that the technicians can do all the sound checks and we can always get started on time.
Today our study is on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on women.
For the benefit of our new witnesses, before speaking, please wait until I recognize you by name. When you are ready to speak, you can click on the microphone icon to activate your mike. All comments should be addressed through the chair. Interpretation in this video conference will be very much like in regular committee meetings. At the bottom of your screen, you have the choice of “English”, “French” or “floor”. “Floor” gives you whatever is being spoken. When speaking, speak slowly and clearly so that the translators can do their work. When not speaking, your mike should be on mute.
Now I'd like to welcome our witnesses, who will begin their discussions with five minutes of opening remarks.
We have today, from Pink Attitude Evolution, Ruby Dhillon, founder, president and board chairperson, and Jaspreet Sandhu, executive producer and officer, national research study.
We also have, from Réseau FADOQ, Ms. Tassé-Goodman, president, and Mr. Poirier-Monette.
We'll start with Pink Attitude Evolution.
Go ahead, Ruby.