Do We Still Need International Women’s Day?

2014-03-08T18:03:05+00:00March 8, 2014|Corporate, Empowering girls, Human trafficking, Sexual abuse, Violence against women, Women’s poverty|

communityThis was originally published on Huffington Post as part of Mina's new ongoing blog to raise awareness about issues affecting women and girls in Canada.

Before the end of today, you might notice a few small media stories mentioning that it’s International Women’s Day. If you’re like many Canadians, you might wonder why we still need a day like this, especially in a country like ours.

“Can we interview you about human trafficking?”

2017-12-19T19:58:02+00:00February 25, 2014|Human trafficking|

TimeaThis blog post originally appeared on Timea's personal blog Timea's view, where she writes about human trafficking in Canada. Timea is a member of our Task Force on Human Trafficking of Women and Girls in Canada.

As a “survivor” of Human Trafficking the request for being on Television, in the Newspapers and being part of a study group for research comes to my email box daily.

At What Cost: The Road to Anti-Trafficking is Paved with Good Intentions

2017-12-19T19:59:20+00:00February 11, 2014|Guest bloggers, Human trafficking|

This post was originally posted on the author Rachel Lloyd's blog at GEMS and is re-published with the authors permission. 

Today I was humiliated. Publicly. It happened at an anti-trafficking event where I was presenting to over 100 law enforcement and I'd just finished a solid, engaging presentation that acknowledged the fact that I was survivor but that didn't go into details about my 'story', concentrating instead on the issue itself, how far we've come and how far we still need to go.

Honour Beverley Wybrow

2017-12-19T20:02:33+00:00December 16, 2013|Corporate, Guest bloggers, Impact stories|

Bev WybrowIn just over a month, our current President and CEO Beverley Wybrow will retire from the Canadian Women's Foundation. 

To celebrate Bev's outstanding leadership and devotion to the Canadian Women's Foundation, a fund has been set up in her honour. In lieu of a retirement gift, consider a donation to the Beverley Wybrow Fund that will help support transformative work to move women out of poverty, out of violence and into confidence.

We invite you to share your favourite memory or cherished highlight of Bev's career in the comment section below.  These messages will be collected and shared with Bev in the New Year.