Advocacy

Free Events During Women Deliver 2019 Conference

Women Deliver 2019 Conference – the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights and wellbeing of women and girls – is coming...

4 Canadian Women Leading the Way in STEM

STEM is still a male-dominated field . Only 20% of women who attend a post-secondary program opt for a STEM degree compared to 40% of men. This year...

Why is it so Hard to Talk about Toxic Masculinity? Ten Men Share Their Thoughts.

At the YWCA, we believe gender equality can only be achieved when women and men work together to create a more just and equitable society for...

We need to Listen to Survivors

According to Statistics Canada, half of all women in Canada have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16...

Dismantling the Barriers to Reporting Sexual Assault

Public concern about the treatment of sexual assault victims in the criminal justice system has reached new heights, as has public pressure to reduce...

We gave sexist music videos warning labels to alert young people

They don’t want you to stop and think…we do If you’ve spent any time watching music videos on-line recently, you likely know that sexualization is...

Canada Child Benefit: One Year In

On July 20, the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) celebrated its first anniversary. Today, almost 9 out of 10 families are accessing the CCB, a benefit...

Canada Day 2017: Let's look to the future

This year, we at the YWCA would like you to set your sights on the next 150 years and on the youth in our country who will shape them. It is...

Being a present father

Some of my fondest memories as a child were staying up late with my dad and watching old tough guy movies on the CBC. He had grown up on the streets...

Know your rights in the workplace

Women should feel safe and free from harassment in every aspect of their life; however, as many as 90% of women report they’ve experienced sexual...

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