January 17, 2014 - by Sarah Barker - 2 Comments

NewsThis week, we learn that while some women are breaking box office records, the news overall for women in Hollywood is not as positive.

We find out the "rules" for raising your daughter in an era of princesses and applaud the efforts of one advocacy group to have Apple remove a game that not only body-shamed little girls, but also promoted the concept that the only thing that matters for women is beauty.

January 16, 2014 - by Karen Schulman Dupuis - 2 Comments

Girl with marbles This post originally appeared on the authors blog at This Happened to Me.

I was standing in the hallway of my Catholic elementary school in north Toronto. It was grade 7, and I had the male Principal, the male teacher who taught the other grade 7 class, and my female teacher all standing in front of me, surrounding me and two of my classmates, also girls.

“Why are you doing this?” they all chimed in.

What they weren’t banking on was the kid they had in front of them, and the mother that stood behind me in my mind’s eye.

January 10, 2014 - by Sarah Barker

NewsIt’s 2014, so let’s start the year with an amazing video by Jeremy Loveday answering the famous question, “What Women Have Been Asking for Centuries”.

This week we are shocked to learn that Wall Street Journal endorses sexist commentaries by its own Op-Ed contributor while reading an important article from a journalist about online harassments and its effects on women’s status on the Internet.

January 8, 2014 - by Silvia Pikal

YWCA Calgary BedsThis is a re-post from the YWCA Calgary blog.

Thanks to your generous support at our 2013 Calgary Breakfast, we were able to provide funding to support YWCA Calgary in their flood recovery efforts. Below is a powerful story of a Calgary woman affected by the June floods. 

*Beth has a good job. She works as a sales person at a local clothing store. She helps others find beautiful things and makes them feel special.

December 24, 2013 - by Sarah Barker

On behalf of everyone at the Canadian Women’s Foundation and the thousands of communities, programs and women and girls your investments have helped this year, thank you!

Each and every day we are inspired by the incredible support of the donors, corporations and foundations that support our work to end violence against women; help low-income women move out of poverty; and empower women and girls with confidence.

December 20, 2013 - by Sarah Barker

Since it’s almost the end of the year, here are two yearend roundups worth a read - the 28 most Iconic Feminist Moments of 2013 and the 10 most sexist ads of 2013.

To help you through the holidays, listen to the “Most Popular Feminist Mixtapes Ever”, as you read 50 shocking facts about rape in America.

This week, Ana courageously shared her sex trafficking experience in San Francisco while Anna created her own Photoshop ads to mock the abuse of this tool by mainstream media.

December 17, 2013 - by Tina-Marie Williams - 3 Comments

Atlantic Skills InstituteI used to hate being told “Patience is a virtue.”

When I was growing up, this was my mother's go-to phrase for whenever I got frustrated or wanted to make a hasty decision. 

A few weeks ago, I was standing impatiently waiting for an omelette during breakfast at White Point, Nova Scotia when I heard my mother’s voice in my head.