Speak out

Women constantly make themselves smaller in the face of violence, or to try and avoid violence. If you have to hide, I understand and I honour any steps you need to take for your safety. Hiding is not how we speak out. It's not how we support victims of domestic violence. Us hiding and being... Continue Reading →

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She can be anything she wants

Many young people still make career choices based on gender stereotypes. By fighting against them, we encourage children and youth to express their true personality and make informed choices about their future. Even today, many young people will make choices based on gender stereotypes, choices that do not always reflect their deep desire for a... Continue Reading →

Let go of expectations

From being told they are ‘too’ emotional to ‘too’ ambitious, women everywhere constantly face conflicting expectations for how they should look, feel or behave. This can make it incredibly difficult for women to love who they are, when they are constantly told they aren't behaving properly, looking properly and that they are dysfunctional. Self love... Continue Reading →

The harm of discrimination

Discrimination is present in our society. Unfortunately, many young people notice inequalities in their lives even before being teenagers Disrespect Women and minorities are being treated worse than boys on the internet, including through social media as society doesn't think they are owed as much respect as a white man. This is not surprising, as... Continue Reading →

What it means to be Métis in Canada

Our Culture Sweet grass is one of the four plants considered as sacred to First Nations, Inuit and Métis. It is known for its sweet scent, which intensifies when it rains or burns. It is found across North America and Northern Europe below the Arctic Circle. When a culture appropriates the creation of a food... Continue Reading →

Denounce sexual assaults

I know it often feels like there is nothing we can do as individuals to stop all of the violence, but there is always something we can do. If nothing else, please speak up and denounce sexual assaults and incivilities that may occur in public area, transit, parks, etc. I encourages any person, victim or... Continue Reading →

Movember

So as many of you know, this month is Movember/prostate cancer awareness month. Many people within my workplace and family are participating in this fundraiser, and I've been wanting to help out a little bit. After talking to one of my coworkers, hearing him talk about Movember, about toxic masculinity, the taboo of men &... Continue Reading →

Stop assuming dads aren’t caregivers

It's time to stop assuming dads aren't caregivers and that mom's are the primary caretaker of children. Taking care of children shouldn't be a job deemed for women only. Fathers want to be in their children lives. I know many men who have more parenting instinct than their spouse. The idea that women are just... Continue Reading →

Isn’t access to hygiene a basic human right?

Canada will continue to stand up for the rule of law, democracy and human rights at home and abroad. Talking about human rights, there is one basic human right that is often overlooked because they affect mainly women. The lack of access to feminine hygiene products is not just "elsewhere"; it's happening here, too, in... Continue Reading →

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