Canadian Women's Foundation - Hayden

What Moms Really Need for Mother’s Day

A woman walks with her child in the woods.

Brandie Weikle is the host of The New Family Podcast. This post was originally published here.  I’m all for flowers, books and mani-pedi gift certificates. But the truth is moms really need forward-thinking policy change, the kind of game-changing, culture-shifting, brave-ass investments in everyone’s future that make raising up the next generation of taxpayers and gerontologists […]

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Mother’s Day Moxie: 20 Ways Your Moms Empowered You

Paulette Senior poses with her mom.

Photo: Paulette Senior and her mother What’s the most empowering example that your mom, or a mother figure, ever set for you? That’s the question we recently posed to the Foundation’s community, and you overwhelmed us with stories of your mom’s magic and might. Many of you talked about the values and kindness she exemplified: […]

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Working with Youth: “Let’s Learn as Much From Them as We Expect Them to Learn from Us”

A person wearing a suit holds a folder with the united nations logo on it under their arm.

The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) is the principal intergovernmental body dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. This year, when the commission met for its annual two-week session in New York, grantees of the Canadian Women’s Foundation were there to represent their communities and bring […]

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What’s Needed Next for Pay Equity in New Brunswick: Private Sector Legislation.

A woman sitting on the floor works on a laptop.

The cost of pay equity for businesses is the cost of inequity for women. It’s more than a question of economics, it’s about the value we attribute to women and their contributions to society at large. It’s been illegal for half a century to pay women less than men for the same work, and the […]

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