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How Teachers Can Look for Signs of Child Abuse, Even Online

April 14, 2021
School has changed drastically this past year, all over the world. Some children are back to school, most with varied restrictions due to ...

Emerging issues Staying safe Awareness and remembrance

Women Are Vital to COVID-19 Recovery Plans

March 08, 2021
Most of us have never lived through a time like this. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected lives around the globe, and is arguably the most serious ...

Personal stories

Elderly Vulnerability & Care: It Takes a Village

March 03, 2021
When I was younger, I thought everyone over 75 years old had dementia. All of my grandparents and great aunts and uncles had Alzheimer’s. ...

Personal stories Young adults

Gender, Sexuality & The Importance of Normalization

February 16, 2021
I didn’t grow up with homophobic parents, and my religious community was not homophobic. I constantly reminded myself of this as I cried my ...

Personal stories In the news

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

February 14, 2021
Indigenous women’s groups estimate the number of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls at 4,000 in the last three decades. ...

Emerging issues

2020: The Year We Failed Women

February 03, 2021
2020 was hard. For many, this is an understatement. Stories, news and studies remind us that worldwide, women and children in particular have ...

Awareness and remembrance

Women’s Rights are Human Rights

December 10, 2020
There’s a now famous-saying: “women’s rights are human rights.” Yet, around the world, women and girls are still denied ...

Emerging issues Awareness and remembrance

December 6: Workplace Violence Against Women in Canada Today

December 03, 2020
On December 6, 1989, 14 young women were murdered at Polytechnique Montreal, one of Canada’s most tragic acts of violent misogyny. Every ...

Staying safe

Back to Basics to End Violence Against Women and Girls

November 20, 2020
Violence against women is all around us. It’s engrained in our cultures, often passed down generationally, it’s in the media we ...

Awareness and remembrance

Rethinking Persons Day

October 16, 2020
Persons Day - October 18 - is a day in Canada meant to commemorate the historic decision to include women in the legal definition of ...

Awareness and remembrance

Celebrating the International Day of the Girl

October 08, 2020
My name is Tanya Marie Lee. Close to four years ago, I created a book club for Teen Girls 13 to 18 years of age entitled “A Room Of Your ...

Awareness and remembrance

Celebrating the International Day of the Girl

October 08, 2020
My name is Tanya Marie Lee. Close to four years ago, I created a book club for Teen Girls 13 to 18 years of age entitled “A Room Of Your ...

Awareness and remembrance

International Day of Older Persons – Oct 1 2020

September 30, 2020
Every day is a milestone in the life journey. Over the years, I have come to recognize that there is a core part of me that is unchanging, that ...

Awareness and remembrance

Take Back the Night – Fifty years of activism

September 21, 2020
September is recognized across Canada as a time to Take Back the Night (TBTN). TBTN events are for those who have been hurt by domestic and sexual ...

Awareness and remembrance

Take Back the Night – Fifty years of activism

September 21, 2020
September is recognized across Canada as a time to Take Back the Night (TBTN). TBTN events are for those who have been hurt by domestic and sexual ...

Emerging issues In the news

The Other Global Pandemic - The Rise of Violence Against Women

September 02, 2020
In a recent Statistics Canada survey conducted in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, 10% of women and 6% of men reported that they were ...

Awareness and remembrance Staying safe

The 5 Ways Dads Can Teach Sons AND Daughters About Healthy Relationships

June 17, 2020
There’s a lot of talk about father-daughter relationships. How a father can teach their daughter about love, about what a good partner looks ...

Staying safe Awareness and remembrance

Staying Mentally Healthy During Coronavirus

May 14, 2020
This season of life is challenging for the average person. For anyone in an abusive situation, it becomes dangerous, with the risk of violence ...

Awareness and remembrance Staying safe

Misogyny is Everywhere: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

May 08, 2020
May is Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Canada. Sexual assault, and sexual violence more broadly, is something that’s become increasingly ...

In the news Emerging issues Staying safe Awareness and remembrance

Domestic Violence as Contagion

May 06, 2020
In Nova Scotia, reporting on the massacre of twenty-two people revealed that the attacks started with the violent assault of the killer’s ...

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