Canadian Women's Foundation - Hayden

Category: Empowering girls

From the Slopes to the Spotlight: How Olympic Gold Medalist Dara Howell Uses Failure As Fuel

Dara Howell, sitting down

At 17, she was the youngest female competitor in the 2012 Winter X Games, and she won her first Olympic medal in skiing slopestyle at Sochi in 2014. But after her win, she experienced new insecurities and setbacks that she had to work hard to overcome. Now, she’s gearing up for the and she’s got […]


Project Footprint: Exploring Alberta’s Wilderness with Newcomer and Immigrant Girls

Women sitting at the top of a hill, looking over a vista

Imagine being a young girl immigrating to Canada. Do you think you would experience culture shock? How long would it take for you to learn the language? Would you make friends? How long would it take you to feel at home in this new environment? When everything around you feels foreign, sometimes the best thing […]


Could Embracing Your Inner Child Give You a Fresh Start in the New Year?

blog stacey rodas your inner child

2017 was quite a year. Personally, I felt the progress – I was happy to see the first I was thrilled to witness the first meeting of 140+ women in The Gender Equality Network Canada/Réseau d’égalité des genres Canada, which is and building inclusive, intersectional leadership. I was glad that a worldwide conversation had finally started […]


When Discrimination is About More Than Gender: The Village Bloggurls Tackle Race and Gender-Based Violence

blog race and gender-based violence

The Village Bloggurls program is a weekly girls’ leadership, media literacy, and media production program based in the Lotherton Village and Westminster- Branson communities of North York, Ontario. The core program provides girls with creative opportunities to address issues including systemic violence, representation of women in the media, and societal expectations. Activities like writing a […]


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