Canadian Women's Foundation - Hayden

The #MeToo Movement Hasn’t Led To A Better Understanding Of Consent

Social card that reads "Only 28% of Canadians fully understand consent."

This blog was also published in French on Huffington Post Quebec If you had to define what constitutes consent in sexual situations, what would you say? Is it something you could explain to your children? If you’re feeling awkward or hesitating, you’re not alone. And even if you think you know how to define consent, […]

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Dating a Survivor of Sexual Violence: How to Support Your Partner

A young couple sits on a bench.

By Tiffany Sostar, for the There are a lot of survivors of sexual violence in the world. This means that many relationships include at least one survivor, and it can be difficult to know what to do (or not do) to support a partner who has experienced sexual violence. It can be a painful and […]

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Building a Business Rooted in Self-Love

Picture of Sarah Taylor encouraging another woman who is lifting weights.

When I was finishing up high school and deciding what to take in college or university I had two ideas.  One was to be a teacher because I loved kids, the other was to go into business.  I remember my father saying there was no money in teaching and I felt the pressure to choose […]

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Invisible Survivors: Supporting Older Women who Experience Sexual Violence

An elderly woman holds hands with a younger woman

Since the #MeToo Movement grabbed headlines, many have woken up to the realities of sexual assault and harassment. For too many women, the barriers to leaving an abusive relationship remain steep, and that includes older women. Who do you picture in your mind when you consider sexual violence against older women? Do you see a […]

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