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Recent headlines

The Canadian Women’s Foundation frequently speaks out on issues related to gender equality in Canada. Read some of the most recent headlines and Foundation updates below.

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Foundation Update, January 20, 2019
Women march a year after Trump inauguration with renewed calls for equality

Foundation Update, January 17, 2019
Women’s March flooded Parliament Hill Saturday

Foundation Update, January 17, 2019
Carver: A moment to speak out against gender violence

Foundation Update, January 9, 2019
How Smart Home Systems & Tech Have Created A New Form Of Abuse

Foundation Update, January 7, 2019
Canada’s Charitable Sector: What to Expect in 2019

Foundation Update, January 5, 2019
At least 148 women were killed in Canada last year. How do we keep them safer?

Foundation Update, December 24, 2018
Reader letter: We must continue to remember the violence women face

Foundation Update, December 19, 2018
Police Put Out Advice for People Suffering with Abuse in Mississauga

Foundation Update, December 9, 2018
‘A disturbing reality’: Women in Mississauga and Brampton are being killed by the men they once loved

Foundation Update, December 8, 2018
Don’t call it a comeback; We should worry less about how men will recoup from allegations of sexual harassment, and worry more about the women coming forward

Foundation Update, December 6, 2018
Federal report finds 476 people died of domestic violence in Canada between 2010 and 2015

Foundation Update, December 6, 2018
29 Years After École Polytechnique, Deadly Misconceptions About Domestic Abuse Persist

Foundation Update, December 6, 2018
‘It’s also important to be doing things’

Foundation Update, December 5, 2018
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women ceremony at Courthouse Park

Foundation Update, December 5, 2018
Montreal Massacre 29-years later: Say their names. Remember. Take action.

Foundation Update, December 3, 2018
Before #MeToo, there was Anita Hill

Foundation Update, December 2, 2018
Anita Hill opens up about Me Too, her testimony, Kavanaugh and the ‘resistance’

Foundation Update, November 8, 2018
Educational Performance About Sexual Violence

Foundation Update, November 7, 2018
CPAC: Non-Profits Offer Recommendations to Improve Charitable Sector

Foundation Update, November 6, 2018
Envision receives grant to enhance parenting support

Foundation Update, November 1, 2018
La violence familiale à l’ère de la technologie

Foundation Update, October 28, 2018
Signpost: Three ways to get involved in your community

Foundation Update, October 16, 2018
Standing for survivors

Foundation Update, October 14, 2018
AfterMeToo group creating digital centre for survivors of workplace violence

Foundation Update, October 11, 2018
Calgary talks listings for fall 2018

Foundation Update, October 11, 2018
How trauma-informed policing can help sexual assault survivors — and investigators

Foundation Update, October 10, 2018
Sorry not sorry

Foundation Update, October 9, 2018
We’re With Her: Political Representation, #MeToo, The Wage Gap, & How We Want to Help Bring Change

Foundation Update, October 5, 2018
#MeToo, 1 year later: Canadian sexual assault crisis centres report record number of calls

Foundation Update, October 4, 2018
Connie Chung reveals 50-year-old sexual assault in letter to Christine Blasey Ford

Foundation Update, October 3, 2018
Katie Underwood: One Year After #MeToo, We’re Only Just Starting to Have the Right Conversations

Foundation Update, October 2, 2018
Sex assault centres see increase in demand in the year of #MeToo

Foundation Update, September 30, 2018
Brandi Leifso, Sustainable Beauty Brand Founder

Foundation Update, September 27, 2018
What the Brett Kavanaugh allegations reveal about alcohol and sexual assault

Foundation Update, September 27, 2018
Why don’t survivors report sexual assault? It’s a complicated, personal choice

Foundation Update, September 26, 2018
How I’m Helping My Daughter Of Colour See A World Of Possibility

Foundation Update, September 23, 2018
Gender equality in Canada: Progress made, but work still needs to be done

Foundation Update, September 7, 2018
Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter embraces new program

Foundation Update, September 7, 2018
TIFF women’s rally supporters explain why they’ll take over King St. on Saturday

Foundation Update, September 6, 2018
Research on gender pay gap could guide policy-makers’ equity goals

Foundation Update, August 31, 2018
The #MeToo Movement Hasn’t Led to a Better Understanding of Consent

Foundation Update, August 31, 2018
Canadians’ understanding of consent has dropped

Foundation Update, August 26, 2018
How Paulette Senior is leading a national movement for women

Foundation Update, August 18, 2018
Restoring the 1998 sex ed curriculum makes little sense in 2018

Foundation Update, August 17, 2018
There’s a new legal protection for sexual harassment complainants

Foundation Update, August 15, 2018
Liberals move to give survivors of domestic violence paid leave

Foundation Update, August 12, 2018
Shaw play sparks inspired discussions

Foundation Update, August 5, 2018
Partners cheer successful Cowichan Valley financial literacy pilot for girls

Foundation Update, August 5, 2018
10 days of paid leave could give domestic violence survivors a new start

Foundation Update, July 31, 2018
Repeal of updated sex-ed curriculum is dangerous

Foundation Update, July 20, 2018
Census shows women undervalue their earnings when they make more than their husbands

Foundation Update, July 17, 2018
What you need to know about women’s rights in Canada

Foundation Update, July 16, 2018
LEAF is going to talk about consent at the Supreme Court. Here’s why advocates say it matters

Foundation Update, July 14, 2018
Grey area: The fragile frontier of dementia, intimacy, and sexual consent

Foundation Update, July 11, 2018
At least 78 women in Canada killed by violence this year — in just 6 months

Foundation Update, June 26, 2018
Blume Is The Canadian Company Giving Teen Girls A Reason To Celebrate Puberty

Foundation Update, June 20, 2018
This CEO Launched a Beauty Brand from a Homeless Shelter

Foundation Update, June 15, 2018
Suicide rates among Canadian women are rising faster than men. It’s unclear why

Foundation Update, June 7, 2018
#MeToo: What does it mean to give consent?

Foundation Update, June 4, 2018
Human trafficking still a problem in Quebec

Foundation Update, June 3, 2018
G7 Summit Preview – Gender Equality

Foundation Update, June 1, 2018
Le mouvement #MoiAussi n’a pas permis de mieux comprendre le consentement

Foundation Update, May 30, 2018
She lost her daughter to domestic violence – now she’s trying to make sure no one else loses theirs

Foundation Update, May 25, 2018
The #MeToo Movement Hasn’t Led To A Better Understanding Of Consent

Foundation Update, May 25, 2018
Survey finds Canadians’ understanding of consent is getting worse

Foundation Update, May 22, 2018
What does ‘Yes’ in sexual consent look like? Fewer Canadians know than before

Foundation Update, May 21, 2018
Half of Canadians ‘confused’ about the idea of consent: Women’s Foundation

Foundation Update, May 20, 2018
Confusion about consent is increasing in the age of #metoo, Canadian survey shows

Foundation Update, May 18, 2018
Sexual consent confusion

Foundation Update, May 18, 2018
Interview with Paulette Senior on omnibus results

Foundation Update, May 17, 2018
Despite All The Talk Of Consent, Canadians Are Increasingly Confused About What It Means

Foundation Update, May 17, 2018
Canadians’ understanding of consent has dropped in last three years: survey

Foundation Update, May 17, 2018
Even in a #MeToo climate, only 28% of Canadians understand consent

Foundation Update, May 16, 2018
Le consentement moins compris par les Canadiens

Foundation Update, May 7, 2018
Mother’s Day Gift Tips

Foundation Update, May 7, 2018
The Style Guys: Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Foundation Update, May 4, 2018
#TorontoStrong Fund to donate initial $500,000 to victims and families of Yonge St. van attack. How will the rest be spent?

Foundation Update, May 2, 2018
Legal responses miss the mark on human trafficking, exploitation

Foundation Update, May 2, 2018
Dating in the #MeToo era can mean more confusion over consent: experts

Foundation Update, May 1, 2018
CTV Atlantic: Paulette Senior speaking in Halifax about gender equality, bias and violence in Canada (skip to 10:00)

Foundation Update, May 1, 2018
Make Funding Feminism An Ontario Election Issue

Foundation Update, April 30, 2018
‘One woman or girl every other day’: 57 women killed in Canada this year

Foundation Update, April 28, 2018
Advocates call for action in wake of Toronto van attack, domestic violence homicides

Foundation Update, April 26, 2018
You better work (mama)

Foundation Update, April 24, 2018
W7 summit urges leaders to go beyond ‘platitudes’ of calling themselves feminist

Foundation Update, April 20, 2018
Three green Canadian beauty brands you need to know

Foundation Update, April 14, 2018
MeToo founder Tarana Burke, Margaret Atwood honoured for activism

Foundation Update, April 13, 2018
The gender pay gap is not a myth. Here are 6 common claims debunked

Foundation Update, April 10, 2018
The gender pay gap costs Canadian women almost $16,000 a year

Foundation Update, April 10, 2018
Margaret Atwood Works to End Workplace Sexual Violence With AfterMeToo

Foundation Update, March 28, 2018
Do private women’s clubs discriminate against men?

Foundation Update, March 28, 2018
Canadian film industry needs to do much more to stop sexual harassment

Foundation Update, March 28, 2018
‘Where do you turn to?’: Sask. project aims to help gender diverse people access women’s shelters

Foundation Update, March 23, 2018
Bridging the wage gap between men and women

Foundation Update, March 19, 2018
New technology aims to give victims of sexual violence a more positive reporting experience

Foundation Update, March 12, 2018
How about an out-of-this-world mentor?

Foundation Update, March 12, 2018
How to keep your children safe from online exploitation — and spot if they’re being targeted

Foundation Update, March 12, 2018
Margaret Atwood to donate to sexual-violence fund

Foundation Update, March 12, 2018
‘Maudie’ wins leading seven trophies at Canadian Screen Awards

Foundation Update, March 8, 2018
Aaron Rand: International Women’s Day

Foundation Update, March 8, 2018
Danielle Smith: International Women’s Day

Foundation Update, March 8, 2018
It’s Not Good Enough To Have Only Some Women Reach The Finish Line

Foundation Update, March 8, 2018
#AfterMeToo releases report aimed at mobilizing reform to end sexual violence

Foundation Update, March 8, 2018
Winners, HomeSense superstore opening this month

Foundation Update, March 8, 2018
Breakfast Television Montreal: Looking ahead to International Women’s Day

Foundation Update, March 8, 2018
Breakfast Television Calgary: International Women’s Day

Foundation Update, March 8, 2018
Women’s Day: progress in Canada but more to be done

Foundation Update, March 8, 2018
Canadian Screen Awards give commercial time to #AfterMeToo movement

Foundation Update, March 8, 2018
Females #pressforprogress on International Women’s Day

Foundation Update, March 8, 2018
International Women’s Day: What Work Needs To Happen To Make Women’s Lives Better?

Foundation Update, March 7, 2018
Self-esteem the key to empowering the women of tomorrow

Foundation Update, March 1, 2018
WeToo: A pair of Glendon grads join forces in the fight for female empowerment and equality

Foundation Update, March 1, 2018
Whitehorse’s housing woes are a feminist issue

Foundation Update, February 28, 2018
Protocol targets grim practice of human trafficking in Niagara

Foundation Update, Feb. 28, 2018
Emergency Response Protocol for Human Trafficking signed

Foundation Update, Feb. 22, 2018
Agencies join forces

Foundation Update, Feb. 20, 2018
Femicide in Peel: The silence is deafening

Foundation Update, Feb. 20, 2018
Peel advocates call for action on gender-based violence after four women killed in two weeks

Foundation Update, Feb. 14, 2018
Nowhere to Turn

Foundation Update, Feb. 8, 2018
Why do men make more money than women?

Foundation Update, Feb. 6, 2018
Reality check: Is it fair to link sexual misconduct and assault to porn?

Foundation Update, Feb. 4, 2018
5 women killed in January victims of alleged intimate partner violence, police say

Foundation Update, Jan. 29, 2018
In Canada, a ‘Perfect Storm’ for a #MeToo Reckoning

Foundation Update, Jan. 29, 2018
What is sexual misconduct, exactly? Depends on who you ask

Foundation Update, Jan. 27, 2018
Sexual harassment accusations shake up Ontario politics

Foundation Update, Jan. 20, 2018
Women’s March in Toronto focuses on inclusion, equality

Foundation Update, Jan. 15, 2018
Aziz Ansari’s sexual misconduct allegation is more than just a ‘bad date’: expert

Foundation Update, Dec. 28, 2017
2 in 10 Canadians have been sexually harassed in the workplace: Ipsos poll

Foundation Update, Dec. 20, 2017
#MeToo: Conversation on sexual harassment named 2017’s top news story

Foundation Update, Dec. 8, 2017
Opening the floodgates of pain: How the Hollywood sex scandal has triggered victims’ memories

Foundation Update, Dec. 7, 2017
Lack of resources leaves women vulnerable to sexual assault, violence

Foundation Update, Dec. 6, 2017
Fortney: Calgary commemorates national day dedicated to preventing violence against women

Foundation Update, Dec. 4, 2017
$15 tampons at Calgary airport trigger larger debate about needs versus wants

Foundation Update, Dec. 4, 2017: 
Anuradha Dugal on the Peace Grantmakers Network

Foundation Update, Nov. 29, 2017: TICKET GIVEAWAY: See Hillary Clinton in Vancouver!

Foundation Update, Nov. 29, 2017
Canadian Women’s Foundation Applauds National Housing Strategy.

Foundation Update, Nov. 14, 2017:
TICKET GIVEAWAY: Come see Michelle Obama in Toronto with the Canadian Women’s Foundation!

Foundation Update, Nov. 6, 2017:
You can support the Foundation while shopping at Reitmans or Hyba this holiday season!

Global News, October 16, 2017
Why you’re seeing ‘me too’ all over your social media feeds
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Metro Toronto, September 21, 2017
‘Working for Free Day’ highlights gender pay gap, advocates say
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Global News, September 14, 2017
Canada ranks No. 34 in survey of 37 countries for parenting — here’s how to do better
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The Canadian Women’s Foundation offers condolences on the passing of long-time supporter Rick George
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Toronto Star, August 15, 2017
Boys and men must do the right thing — it will save female lives
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CBC News, August 14, 2017
Taylor Swift’s testimony about groping a ‘useful template’ for women, expert says
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Torontoist, August 11, 2017
Putting Sex Worker Rights Front and Centre at SlutWalk Toronto
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CBC News, July 26, 2017
Leaving violent spouse not easy for women, experts say
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Global News, July 25, 2017
Fewer sexual assault victims are going to police – here’s what everyone needs to do
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Regina Leader-Post, July 18, 2017
Sexual Assault Services of Saskatchewan receives $395,000 for 3-year project
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Broadly, July 7, 2017
Teen Recruited Friends to Stalk and Murder Ex Girlfriend
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Global News, July 6, 2017
YEG Box – I AM LOVED Campaign
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Global News, July 5, 2017
Gender equality in Canada: Where do we stand today?
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The Globe and Mail, June 19, 2017
Liberals to spend $77.5-million on centre to study gender-based violence
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The Christian Science Monitor, May 31, 2017
In Canada, a law says workplace has role in fighting domestic violence
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Radio Canada International, May 8, 2017
Most think young women will face violence: poll
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Sing Tao, May 5, 2017
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HuffPost Québec, May 4, 2017
Les femmes de la génération Z sont aussi susceptibles de subir des agressions sexuelles
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AM 980 London, May 4, 2017
Craig Needles Show – May 4th, 2017
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HuffPost Canada, May 3, 2017
Canadian Women’s Foundation Study Finds Pessimistic Views On Gender Equality
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Global News AM 640, May 3, 3017
Paulette Senior talks sexual assault & the next generation of women
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Radio Canada International, May 3, 2017
79 % des Canadiens croient que les femmes de la génération Z subiront des agressions sexuelles
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Global News, May 3, 2017
Next generation of women “just as likely” to experience sexual assault: survey
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Global News, April 4, 2017
The costs of single motherhood: financial, emotional and social
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JOURNEY Magazine, March 21, 2017
Women, Poverty, and A Basic Income Guarantee
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Breakfast Television, March 8, 2017
Gender equality: Are we there yet? The BT panel debates on International Women’s Day
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Breakfast Television, February 24, 2017
Talking about the new #GirlPowered Campaign
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Toronto Star, February 17, 2017
Incredible dumbness of adults still undercuts little girls: Paradkar
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Globe & Mail, February 3, 2017
How sexual assault survivors look beyond police, courts for justice
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CBC News, January 20, 2017
‘Girls Are Fierce Like Tigers’: Young women want strong messages on billboards
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What do carols have to do with consent?
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Foundation update
With great sadness, we say goodbye to Kay Sigurjonsson, one of our founding mothers. Read press.

CBC.ca, December 8, 2016
Leaving relationship is ‘most dangerous time’ for domestic violence victims
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CBC TV, December 7, 2016
Preventing violence against women
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Her Story, Your Story, December 6, 2016
Give The Gift Of Solidarity: 8 Canadian Organizations For Women That Can Use Your Help
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Chatelaine, November 9, 2016
Depressed about Donald Trump’s victory? Do something
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Calgary Herald, October 29, 2016
Michael Kimmel, “world’s most prominent male feminist,” says gender equality good for all
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Globe and Mail, March 15, 2016
Manitoba passes law to offer victims of domestic violence leave from work
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