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Awareness and Remembrance

Reflecting on 16 Days of Activism

December 11, 2018
70 years ago, on December 10, 1948, the United National Genera Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This milestone ...

Awareness and Remembrance Staying Safe

Canada Still Has Work to Do

November 08, 2018
Approximately every six days, a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner. Let that sink in. If you think we have achieved gender ...

Young Adults Staying Safe Awareness and Remembrance

Making Consent Feel Natural

October 16, 2018
What should consent look like? Some argue that consent must be acquired and provided clearly and explicitly prior to any sexual activity, while ...

Awareness and Remembrance Emerging Issues Staying Safe

Peace: It Starts in the Home

September 27, 2018
Peace. It’s something many of us wish for, all over the world. For wars to stop, for bombings to end, for refugees to be able to return to ...

Awareness and Remembrance Staying Safe

Ending the cycle of domestic violence

August 30, 2018
All too often, we’ve seen that violence against women and children is learned behaviour. Boys who have grown up in abusive homes or who have ...

Young Adults Awareness and Remembrance Staying Safe

How to Help a Friend Who is Being Abused

July 30, 2018
Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to know when someone is being abused, and many people just don’t know how to help, despite how ...

Staying Safe Awareness and Remembrance Young Adults

How to Talk to Teens about Healthy Relationships and Dating Violence

July 09, 2018
As parents, caregivers or teachers of teens, there are some important steps to take when it comes to talking to teens about healthy relationships ...

Awareness and Remembrance Emerging Issues Staying Safe

Celebrating Canada and Looking Ahead: How We’re Helping Victims of Domestic Violence

July 05, 2018
We’ve spent a long weekend of get-togethers, fireworks, and celebrating our country with Canada Day festivities. Now is a good time to look ...

Awareness and Remembrance Personal Stories

Aboriginal History Month

June 20, 2018
When I was first asked to write a blog post in honour of Canada’s National Aboriginal Day on June 21, my first thought was of my recently ...

Emerging Issues Awareness and Remembrance Staying Safe

Supporting moms in domestic abuse situations

May 14, 2018
Along with the many effects and fears of domestic violence that a woman faces, being a mother adds another level of difficulty, especially when it ...

Awareness and Remembrance

How Laughter Can Heal

May 03, 2018
Humour and healing – there’s growing recognition of the powerful connection between a belly laugh and recovery from trauma. Whether ...

Young Adults Awareness and Remembrance Staying Safe In the News

Dating Violence: A Teen Issue

April 23, 2018
Domestic violence is a serious problem, but it’s not just a concern for adults. Young adults, especially teenagers, are often vulnerable to ...

Awareness and Remembrance

Healing the Wounds from Violence with Yoga

April 09, 2018
You don’t have to go far to read about the potential health benefits of yoga – both for the body and the mind. However, for women and ...

Staying Safe Awareness and Remembrance Emerging Issues

Working Toward a Better Transition and Reducing the Risk of Domestic Violence

April 03, 2018
April 4th marks the day for Refugee Rights! This day is an opportunity for people around the world to recognize war as a major violation of human ...

Staying Safe Awareness and Remembrance

Victim Blaming in the Face of a Domestic Violence Murder

March 26, 2018
A woman and her two children were killed by a former partner. And no, it’s not her fault. Another tragic case of domestic violence in ...

In the News Awareness and Remembrance

International Women's Day

March 05, 2018
Join us in celebrating International Women's Day on March 8th! We've prepared a fun and informative video all about the amazing and ...

Awareness and Remembrance Personal Stories Young Adults

Inspiring Books for Young Girls about Women in Science

February 12, 2018
In recent years, there’s been a big movement to move away from gender stereotypes when it comes to career choices. We’re seeing more ...

Emerging Issues Awareness and Remembrance In the News

The Turpin Family: How did we miss the signs of abuse? Hint: We didn’t.

February 02, 2018
We are all shocked and horrified by the case of child abuse that recently emerged in California, but we can be sure that the signs were there. ...

Emerging Issues Awareness and Remembrance

Let’s do better in 2018: here’s how

January 29, 2018
2017 started with women, men, and children around the world marching. While the marches initially began as a protest against the US Presidential ...

Personal Stories Staying Safe

Rabbit Ears Book Club

January 03, 2018
Maggie’s message of standing up to injustice is one that can be carried over to many avenues in life, and in particular, the issue of ...

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