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What do you think of when you hear the words "leader" or "leadership"? Often we think of CEOs, Presidents, or those at the top of a hierarchy - but what if leadership meant more than a title or pay grade? What if it meant a set of skills and behaviours that many of us model, regardless of our status or position?
This women's history month, we're celebrating the diversity of women and girls, and men and boys, who are working to build a better world for us all. We all have a role to play in achieving gender equality - let's celebrate our diversity and build an inclusive movement to make it happen!
The start of a new school year brings with it lots of excitement - new books, bags, classes and friends. It also creates challenges - new bills and expenses, anxieties and relationships to navigate. Many of these challenges are related to gender equality, and they're all opportunities for learning and growth.
Standing up for your beliefs can lead to action and change, but it's not always easy to do. This month, be inspired to speak up and speak out on topics that matter to you. You may just inspire others to do the same.
As Canada turns 149, we taking a look at the status of women in our country. Despite significant steps forward, we haven’t yet achieved gender equality in Canada. Together, let's make it happen!
With Father's Day on the way, it's time to celebrate not only the great dads in our lives, but also how the definition of fatherhood is evolving and expanding. As we work toward gender equality, let's make sure men are part of the conversation!
We’ve come a long way, but women in Canada still face startling rates of physical and sexual abuse. When 67% of Canadians know at least one woman who has experienced physical or sexual abuse, we’re not there yet. Take the pledge to join GEN1 and help end violence against women.
Strength comes in all forms. This month, take our quiz to identify and leverage your strengths; learn how to recognize and address the Imposter Syndrome; and hear how Michelle and Loretta overcame their challenges to become successful entrepreneurs.
Did you know that between Grade 6 and 10, girls' confidence drops from 36% to 14%? Or that one study found that 50% of BC girls wished they were someone else? At the Canadian Women's Foundation, we want every girl to believe in herself and realize she matters. Girls are intelligent, creative, strong and brave - let's make sure they know it!
Healthy love isn't about flowers and chocolates (though we love those too!) - it's about creating a foundation of respect and equality in all relationships. This Valentines Day, send a Healthy Love e-card and raise funds for teen healthy relationship programs across Canada!
With every New Year comes new opportunities. This January, we look back at the progress made on gender equality and women's rights in 2015, and look forward to some of the ways we can help end gender-based violence and poverty while promoting women’s leadership in 2016.