Made your list yet? Or should I say lists, in plural?
This time of year, I usually have several different to-do lists on the go: presents to buy, groceries for the big family dinner, an invitation list for our annual Boxing Day party, plus holiday supplies (wrapping paper, cinnamon and aspirin).
But my favourite holiday list is my own personal checklist for charitable giving.
Canadians are generous people, but we don't tend to plan our charitable donations.
On Dec 6 each year, we remember the 14 women who lost their lives in the Montreal Massacre 24 years ago today for the sole reason that they were women. And we recommit to raising awareness and supporting programs that will end violence against women.
I admit it. This weekend I was one of the many Canadians who searched through stores and online for the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.
But today, December 3rd, I am putting aside my thoughts of super sales and discount prices to concentrate on a new ritual – #GivingTuesday.
Today, Canadians (and our American friends) get the change to give back – through donating their time and money to a non-profit they support, to make the world a better place.
This week we enter the 16 days of action to end violence against women after celebrating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Monday, Nov. 25th.
Feminism is once again becoming a hot topic as a TedTalk about Feminism goes viral, a Huff Post explains there’s no typical feminist while Michelle Obama is labelled as a “bad feminist”.
Sexism in professional sports is alive and an infographics shows us the absurd inequality in the film industry.