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Tackling Sizeism with Reitmans President Jackie Tardif

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Jackie Tardif has dedicated her career to the retail fashion industry – ultimately landing herself a job as President of Reitmans. She’s held a few different roles at Reitmans, but it’s her passion for helping Canadian women feel comfortable in their clothes that’s driven her success. We talked to her about sizeism in fashion, and what […]


Five Women Who Should Be Household Names In Canada

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This post has been lightly edited; it was originally published on Canadian Museum for Human Rights' blog.

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Last year (2016) marked a century since some women in Canada first got the right to vote.

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights shares the stories of many women in Canada who have fought for human rights. Some of them are very well-known, like Buffy Sainte Marie and Malala Yousafzai (an honourary Canadian citizen), while others aren’t as famous but really should be. This post, being republished today on Persons' Day during Women's History Month, is all about these lesser-known women – women who should be household names in Canada.


10 Books Every Woman Should Read This Summer: Recommendations from Canadian Women’s Foundation Staff and Supporters

There’s nothing better than a summer day spent reading in the sun. But the abundance of book releases can make finding a great story tough. Luckily, the Canadian Women’s Foundation staff and supporters have done some reading and are ready to share their recommendations!

Each book celebrates strong women whose stories will stick with you long after you read the last page. Let us know what you’ve been reading and what you think of our picks in the comments below!


The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall

"When Sadie’s father is arrested for sexual impropriety, a small town reels, the media descends, and her seemingly perfect life unravels. This page-turner confronts many topical issues surrounding sexual assault, illustrating how one case plays out in family, a community, and the justice system."

– Jessica Howard
Senior Writer, Public Engagement


10 Inspirational Messages to Girls in Canada

Girl smilingIt’s an unfortunate fact: Every single day, girls in Canada are exposed to thousands of media messages telling them how to look, think, and feel.

The impact of this on girls’ well-being is serious: We know that through constant exposure to sexualized imagery, women and girls learn that their primary value comes from their physical appearance.

We also know that when girls are socialized to obsessively focus on their appearance, they pay a steep price.

All this made us wonder: What would happen if girls were in the position to create the messages they see?


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