COVID-19: How Your Support Helps Women and Girls During the Pandemic

Author: Jessica Howard

Jessica Howard

Jessica Howard is Manager, Content and Web at the Canadian Women’s Foundation. Having worked as a journalist, blogger, content strategist and university instructor, she believes that storytelling is key to social change. As a mother of two sons, she is also highly knowledgeable about Lego, Star Wars and Superheroes.

How One Woman’s Extraordinary Legacy Lives On

As we kicked off the on November 25 with a livestream, the Foundation paid tribute to Ann Southam – a trailblazing feminist in many ways. (Tribute starts at 42:26) November 25 marked a decade since Ann’s passing in 2010 at age 73, but she has left behind a tremendous legacy. As noted in a recent […]


How a Single TikTok Post Spread the Word About Gender-Based Violence and COVID-19

Screenshot of TikTok video showing Signal For Help advertisement.

The ad came on just as Rashda was turning off the TV and heading to bed. Not only did she stop to watch – she decided it should go on TikTok. It was a public service announcement showing the Signal for Help, a hand sign people can use on a video call to silently indicate that they need help and want someone to check in with them safely.


Your Must Read and Watch List for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

The Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls, and there’s no better way to question and expand our understanding of violence than to learn through books and film. This 16 Days, from November 25 to December 10, 2020, commit to reading or watching 3 of the works below, […]


Discussing our Feminist Futures with Elizabeth Renzetti

Journalist Elizabeth Renzetti

In a recent Facebook Live chat, we caught up with Elizabeth Renzetti, Globe & Mail columnist, author, and the winner of the 2020 Landsberg Award.


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