Join The Mother Rising
Gender justice is due for mothers and caregivers. This Mother’s Day, let’s celebrate mothers and caregivers by helping them rise.
Honour a mother or caregiver in your life
Send a Mother’s Day e-card and gift to help diverse mothers, caregivers, women, and gender-diverse people move out of violence, out of poverty, and into confidence and leadership. Your gift also supports advocacy actions and policy change to build gender justice in Canada.
We want to hear your voice
Are you a mother or caregiver? We want to hear how you have been impacted over the last two challenging years. What do you need to rise? Your voice will help us continue to develop advocacy and policy actions to make things better for mothers and caregivers in Canada.
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Mothers in Canada: National Poll Highlights 2022
When the Foundation launched The Mother Rising in 2021 with a national poll, it heard many mothers and caregivers were nearing their breaking point. They were overworked, overwhelmed, and undervalued; their mental health was suffering; and the pandemic’s burdens were even greater for those experiencing poverty, discrimination, and gender-based violence. The Foundation revisited the national poll this year and, despite changes to pandemic-related protections, the April 2022 survey suggests circumstances have not improved for caregivers. Moms are disproportionately being impacted, especially when it comes to their health and careers.
of mothers are reaching their breaking point, vs. 39% of dads
Significantly More Mothers Than Fathers Say …
they have had to put their career on the back burner to manage home/parenting responsibilities
(37% vs. 19%)
“Which of the following words best describe how you are feeling these days?”
Poll conducted in April 2022 by the Canadian Women’s Foundation, in partnership with opinion research and insights firm Maru/Matchbox.