Canadian Women's Foundation - Hayden

It’s a New Dawn: Playing Rock Music and Learning about Ableism

Girls from the DAWN camp pose together.

“Greta was no stranger to danger. They could not believe they had to go back to the 21st century. But they were here on a mission: to dismantle the patriarchal and exclusionary systems of oppression. You see, Greta was from the year 3000, where society developed so that people born with disabilities could freely navigate […]


Women’s Sports: Why Promoting Women Athletes Matters

A sports team celebrates a goal.

“If you can see it, you can be it.” In a nutshell, that’s why promoting women’s sports in the media matters. It empowers girls and women of all ages. Even if they’re not planning to exactly emulate, say, swimmer Penny Oleksiak – a four-time Olympic gold medalist – visible role models encourage everyone to go […]


How Do Mothers with Disabilities Experience the World?

A mother and her baby in bed.

This post on Mothers with Disabilities was originally published by the DisAbled Women’s Network Canada (DAWN Canada), an organization whose mission is to end the poverty, isolation, discrimination, and violence experienced by women with disabilities and Deaf women. DAWN Canada is a current grantee of the Canadian Women’s Foundation and is working alongside to create […]


Q&A: Support Needs Spike After #MeToo

A woman reading a book under a tree

On October 2017, the #MeToo Movement prompted new conversations about the pervasiveness of sexual assault and harassment. The hashtag, , spread like wildfire across social media and encouraged many survivors to seek help. Eight months later, sexual assault service providers are struggling to keep up with the demand that #MeToo and recent high-profile cases have […]


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